RUNNING INTERFERENCE Set for FringeNYC

RUNNING INTERFERENCE Set for FringeNYC

RUNNING INTERFERENCE, an exploration of the personal costs professional athletes pay to play, will receive its world premiere in the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival. Written by Broadway's MAMMA MIA / CBS' "Blue Bloods" actor Eric William Morris and Yale graduate Ashley Rodbro, both members of musical theater writer Joe Iconis' "family" of collaborators, RUNNING INTERFERENCE marks Morris and Rodbro's New York writing debut. Performances will begin August 15.

Ryan's sole ambition has always been to become an NFL quarterback. After his third concussion as a backup quarterback, RUNNING INTERFERENCE follows Ryan on a weekend at his best friends' lake house that unearths the price of living out his dreams in a melancholy, nostalgic, and true-to-the-sport memory play. Jonathan Judge Russo directs the production.

The cast of RUNNING INTERFERENCE includes Harrison Chad (Broadway: Caroline, or Change, Les Miserables, Center Theater Groups' The Black Suits), Jeff Todesco (Animus Theatre Company, Moony's Kid Don't Cry), Terra Mackintosh (No One Asked Me-Fringe Excellence in Ensemble Award, NBC's "Smash"), and Adam Patchel (CSC's The Tempest, 3LD's The Government Inspector)

Morris works primarily as an actor. He frequently collaborates with composer Joe Iconis, starring in Two Rivers Theater's Be More Chill, the Drama Desk nominated Bloodsong of Love, and the 2nd Stage Run and Original Cast Recording of Things To Ruin. Eric has most recently appeared in recurring roles on CBS' "Blue Bloods" (Noble Sanfino) and "Golden Boy" (Dep. Mayor Holbrook). He has also appeared on Broadway in Mamma Mia! (Sky) and Coram Boy. Other TV/Film: "Forever," "Royal Pains," "Law and Order," "New Amsterdam," "As The World Turns," and the upcoming feature film Trust, Greed, Bullets, & Bourbon. Other regional/Off Broadway: The Last Goodbye (Old Globe, Alex Timbers Dir.) Dog and Pony (Old Globe, Roger Rees Dir.) White
Noise (Royal George, Chicago) Empire (Lincoln Center Workshop) and Notes to MaryAnne (NYS&F). This marks his full-length New York writing debut.

Tickets are now available at www.runninginterferencetheplay.com. Tickets are $18 in advance or on the day of performance.

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