SPIKE HEELS Written by Theresa Rebeck Begins 5/11 at the Beckman Theatre

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Theresa Rebeck's comedy Spike Heels will open to a limited engagement on May 11th in the Beckmann Theatre at the American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th St, New York City.

Rebeck uses her crafty and very often hilarious writing style to delve into issues such as sexual harassment and the implications of societal classism. The play examines these themes through the lives of four complicated characters, each in the depth of their own turmoil, as she explores a four-sided love triangle. F. Kathleen Foley wrote in the Los Angeles Times in 2010 that, "Spike Heels remains a witty and well-balanced treatment of the male-female dynamic, in all its flagrant messiness-and enduring hopefulness."

Starring in the play are young actors Joanna Pinto, Zach Shinske, Andrew Pagliara, and Marie Dinolan. The play is directed by Jay D. Brock and produced by Chase Avon Productions and Howl at the Moon Entertainment. Says director Jay Brock, "Athough this play is 25 years old, the complicated male/female power dynamic explored by Rebeck's play is as relevant today as it was at the premier in 1993. I'm not sure much has changed since then, which is why this play continues to resonate."

Cast Biographies:
Joanna Pinto (Georgie) studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art as well as trained in the Hagen Core Program at HB Studios. She is the daughter of two-times Olympic gold medal winning swimmer and TV legend Donna de Varona and the niece of Donna's sister, actress/director Joanna Kerns, who starred in the TV series, "Growing Pains."

Zach Shinske (Andrew) A Graduate from George Washington University trained in the Hagen Core Program at HB Studios. He recently worked at The Chain Theatre as well as taught at A Class Act NY.

Andrew Pagliara recently starred as Danny in a production of "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea" produced by The Producers Club. He is working on a film production of Something Precious, an original musical he wrote and composed.

Marie Dinolan is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and left a thriving television career in the Philippines to make her mark on New York City.

Opening night of "Spike Heels" is Thursday May 11th with performances on the 12th, 13th, 15th, 18th-21st, & 23rd-26th. Weekend shows are at 7pm and weekday shows are at 8pm. Press nights are the 13th and the 15th.Tickets are $20.00 each. To purchase tickets: http://nycspikeheels.brownpapertickets.com

Cast photos available upon request.

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