Site Specific Medical Courtroom Drama CHASING JACK Plays at Fordham University
Chasing Jack is the new riveting drama from author John S. Anastasi, previously represented Off-Broadway with Would You Still Love Me If...starring Kathleen Turner. Audience members can sit in the General Courtroom Gallery for $20 or be closer in the Jury Box for $25 and be part of the action!
The limited engagement plays Thursday, October 5 at 8pm, Friday, October 6 at 3pm & 7pm, Saturday, October 7 at 3pm & 8pm and Sunday, October 8 at 3pm only at the Gorman Moot Court at Fordham University, 150 West 62nd Street, New York 10023.
Chasing Jack tells the story of Dr. Jack Chase, a surgeon with a serious gambling addiction. Through the lens of a malpractice lawsuit that could end his career. Chasing Jack explores familial relationships, medical ethics and the potentially crippling effects of addiction. The malpractice lawsuit brings together friends, estranged family members and lovers in a striking concoction of personalities that have all been effected by Jack. The stakes couldn't be any higher as Jack looks back at every pivotal moment in his career, some uplifting and others utterly devastating, but all riveting pieces of the puzzle that is Dr. Jack Chase portrayed by daytime TV star of One Life To Live and General Hospital, James DePaiva.
Chasing Jack is produced by 22Q Entertainment, in association with Mid Life Crisis Productions, is directed by Margarett Perry and includes the designs of Caitlin Ayer/Scenic, Leonardo Hidalgo/Lighting, Amanda Aiken/Costumes, Andy Evan Cohen/Sound, Ann Barkin/Stage Manager.
According to Director Margarett Perry:
"I am excited about this Developmental Workshop Production. I love the site specific nature of this project and seeing how the audience will react. By staging CHASING JACK in the Fordham University Moot Court, we can see how the play works, while at the same time giving ourselves and the audience a full immersive experience."
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.ChasingJackThePlay.com.
James DePaiva (Jack) is excited to be involved in yet another John Anastasi play. The first being Pied a Terre. Most recent performances on stage have included Starbuck in the Rainmaker and Charles in High Spirits, both at TheaterZone in Florida. He can currently be seen on ABC's "General Hospital" in the role of Dr. David Bensch. Most recognizable for 17 years on ABC's "One Life to Live" as Max Holden, a role that brought him to NYC in 1987, and since then he's never wanted to leave. James is married to the amazing Kassie and has two adult children, JQ and Dreama, who inspire him every day. Every time he steps onstage he is always grateful to his teacher and friend, Stella Adler, for wisdom he still draws from every performance. Proud member of Actor's Equity.
Arlene Bozich (Rebecca) Regional: Noises Off! (Nutmeg Summer Series). At the Monomoy Theatre; Once in a Lifetime, Candida, A Flea in her Ear, Johnny on a Spot, The Tempest, One Man Two Guvnors, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Pride & Prejudice, The Underpants, Lend me a Tenor, The Hollow. At Connecticut Repertory Theatre; Shrek the Musical, An Absolute Turkey, King Lear, Sense & Sensibility, Twelfth Night, The Laramie Project, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lysistrata. Film: "Refraction," "Ignatius Ill." B.A.- Purdue University; M.F.A.- University of Connecticut. arlene-bozich.com
Steve Hauck (Ockerman) has appeared on Broadway in The Velocity of Autumn and Irena's Vow. Off-Broadway credits include One Arm (New Group/Moisés Kaufman, director), The Screwtape Letters (Westside Theater), and Crossing Swords (Outstanding Performance Award/New York Musical Theater Festival.) He toured to Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna and Paris with Phantom of the Opera. Steve has featured roles in the films "Oldboy" and "The Sweet Blood of Jesus" (both directed by Spike Lee), "Collateral Beauty" and "Ocean's Eight." TV includes Spike Lee's "She's Gotta Have It," Baz Luhrmann's "The Get Down," Tina Fey's "30 Rock" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "Mr. Robot," "BrainDead," "The Blacklist," "Elementary," and "The Americans."
Mark Hofmaier (Max Noel) came to New York from neighboring Philadelphia where he was an early member of the Philadelphia Theater Company. He studied acting with Wynn Handman, Michael Howard, Tim Phillips, and Nikki Flacks; and acted in a variety of Off-Broadway productions, including plays by N. Richard Nash, Hugh Wheeler, John Ford Noonan, and Diane Kagan. Mark has performed regionally throughout the US in theatres such as: Pittsburgh Public - The Cocktail Hour (with Kim Hunter), Cleveland Playhouse - The Philadelphia Story (with Stephanie Zimbalist), Repertory Theater of St. Louis - Over the Tavern, Fulton Opera House - The Little Foxes. Mark had a long stint on the soap opera "Loving"; and leading roles in network television dramas such as "Law and Order" and "Monsters." As a member of The New York Workshop Theatre Company, Mark performed, among other roles, Agamemnon in a modern adaptation of Iphigenia, and in original work by Donald Steele (Graceland, winner of New York Fringe festival). Recently Mark portrayed Nixon in Frost/Nixon, Jerry in Pinter's Betrayal and the "other" half of Gurney's Mrs. Farnsworth - the husband, as well as first Mate Molloy in a musical adaptation of Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi. Mark is married (with two adult actor) children to actress/director SusannA Frazer.
Daren Kelly (David Fox) Broadway: Crazy For You, Deathtrap, Woman of the Year, andSouth Pacific. Off-B'way: Glimpses of the Moon at the Algonquin, Murder in the Firstand Body Politic at 59 E. 59th, and 7 Jewish Children at ToNC. Tours: Julian Marsh in42nd Street, Rev. Moore in Footloose, and proud of his participation in Trouble in Mindat Arena Stage, Yale Rep, and Centre Stage. Other Regional credits include: Long Wharf, Westport, Cape Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Alliance, Shakespeare NJ, Asolo, GEVA. Founding member of the Hip to Hip Shakespeare Co. TV: "MASH," the entire "Law & Order" franchise, "Trueblood." "Tales/Darkside," "Marvelous Mrs. Meisal" and "All My Children." Film: "Kingdom Coming," "Love Hurts" and "Monkey Juggler."
Mairin Lee (Taylor) made her Broadway debut in The Heiress. She has performed Off-Broadway in She Stoops to Conquer (The Actors Company Theater); Romance Language (Ars Nova); Romeo and Juliet (Wheelhouse Theatre); The Winter's Tale andMeasure for Measure (NY Classical). Regional: Antony and Cleopatra (McCarter); Lives of Reason (Two River); In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Wilma); Phèdre and A Christmas Carol (American Conservatory Theater); Troilus and Cressida, Pride and Prejudice, and Hamlet (Pennsylvania Shakespeare); All My Sons (St. Louis Rep); Soldier's Heart (Premiere Stages); The Lion in Winter (Shakespeare Santa Cruz); Pericles(CalShakes); Othello (Marin Theatre Company); and The Farm (Shotgun Players). TV: "The Good Wife," "Elementary." Film: "Marcy," "Mortem Di Virgo." MFA from A.C.T.
David Marantz (Robert) a member of The Drilling Company Theater, David has acted in many new short and full-length plays. Many roles for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot on the LES and now also in Bryant Park, where he directed Romeo and Juliet. In May he played Falstaff in Merry Wives of Windsor in Bryant Park. Other SITPL: Shylock in Merchant of Venice, Toby Belch and Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Mercutio inRomeo and Juliet. In 2016 he appeared in the new legal thriller play A Class Act Off Broadway at New World Stages. Other theater: The Mint, Nicu's Spoon and more in NYC; Human Race Theater, Dayton OH; Princeton Rep, Princeton NJ; Fairfield Theater Co, Fairfield CT. David was on most of the Soaps, "L&O," a few indie films and his webseries "Off-Off." David narrates audiobooks with over 80 titles to his credit at Audible.com. Member Actors Equity. www.davidmarantz.com
Janet Sarno (Judge) Broadway: Dylan, Equus, Knockout, The Apple Doesn't Fall, Fish in the Dark. Off-Broadway: Mama's Little Angels, Sweatshop, Knuckle Sandwich, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, Marlon Brando Sat Right Here (Villager Award), Everyday a Visitor. Film: "To Dust," "Requiem for a Dream," "Power," Split Ends," "Italian Movie," Hospital," "Across 110th Street," "The People Next Door," "Gorp," "Rock the Paint," "The Hard Way." TV: "Hard Hat and Legs," "100 Center Street," "Law and Order," "Wright's Verdict," "Conviction," "Baby Sitter's Club," "All My Children." Fourteen seasons at The Williamstown Summer Theater in leading roles. MFA-Yale, (twice won the Hill Award).
Arlene Bozich (Rebecca) Regional: Noises Off! (Nutmeg Summer Series). At the Monomoy Theatre; Once in a Lifetime, Candida, A Flea in her Ear, Johnny on a Spot, The Tempest, One Man Two Guvnors, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Pride & Prejudice, The Underpants, Lend me a Tenor, The Hollow. At Connecticut Repertory Theatre; Shrek the Musical, An Absolute Turkey, King Lear, Sense & Sensibility, Twelfth Night, The Laramie Project, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lysistrata. Film: "Refraction", "Ignatius Ill". B.A.- Purdue University; M.F.A.- University of Connecticut. www.arlene-bozich.com
John S. Anastasi (Playwright) works written for the stage include In My Father's Eyes, a play with music, produced at the Forum Theater (New Jersey) and the historic Mishler Theater (Altoona, PA). Music by David Friedman. It was selected as an alternate at The New York Fringe Festival summer 2003. Stolen Lives, a two character drama, presented at the Acorn Theater at Theatre Row after being presented at the Mishler Theater. Pied a Terre enjoyed a successful off Broadway premiere at the Kirk Theater at Theatre Row in 2007. Since being published by Samuel French in 2008, Pied a Terre has been produced at the Cork Theatre in Ireland and has been fully translated to Chinese and produced at the Shanghai Grand Theatre in China as well as multiple cities in China. Pied a Terre has been optioned for a Broadway production in the near future. I Forgive You, Ronald Reagan was produced off Broadway at the Beckett Theatre in Manhattan in Summer 2013. It has been recently published by Dramatic Publishing of Chicago. Transition was presented as stage readings at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre and the 5th Wall Theatre/Richmond Triangle Players in Richmond Virginia and a full production and finalist in the Venous Adonis Festival in 2013. Transition was renamed, Would You Still Love Me IF and was produced off Broadway at New World Stages directed and starring Kathleen Turner in 2015 as well as the Underbite Theatre Company in November of 2015. The playwright is an active member of the Dramatist Guild of America Inc.
Margarett Perry (Director) is an award-winning director of new plays. She has directed and developed new work Off-Broadway and in regional theatres across the country as well as in Scotland and London. Most recently, she directed the critically acclaimed world premiere of Seared by Theresa Rebeck at San Francisco Playhouse,Shrek The Musical at Connecticut Rep and a revival of Brian Dykstra's award-winning play, Clean Alternatives. Perry is the Resident Director at the Kitchen Theatre Company having directed more than 20 productions including Sunset Baby, Seminar, Cock, Private Lives, Old Times, A Marriage Minuet, Motherfucker with the Hat as well as world premieres by Rob Ackerman, Rachel Axler, Brian Dykstra and Brian Parks. She is also a regular at the Human Race Theatre Company where she has directed numerous productions including One Slight Hitch, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Other Desert Cities, God of Carnage, Hail Mary, Retreat From Moscow, Painting Churchesand the world premiere of Michael Slade's Under a Red Moon. Perry is an Artistic Fellow at The Lark where she has worked with a variety of writers developing new plays. Upcoming projects include The House by Brian Parks at the Human Race Theatre Company and Education by Brian Dykstra at 59E59 Theaters in NYC. www.margarettperry.com
22Q Entertainment (Producer/General Manager) was founded by Robert Levinstein and Alan Wager, is based in New York and produces, manages and casts live events and theatre across the country. They are sought after as producers in the "site-specific" world of innovative theatre. Credits include Executive Producers and General Managers of the Off Broadway Play WOULD YOU STILL LOVE ME IF... starring Kathleen Turner at New World Stages as well as the critically acclaimed KICK! directed by Lynn Taylor-Corbett, IT IS DONE a thriller set and performed in a bar (a critical success in New York...and award winning in the Los Angeles transfer) along with The New York City premiere of THE SPOON RIVER PROJECT, which played under the stars at the historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Off-Broadway, they produced the hilarious one woman show ITALIAN BRED and the powerful play, THE CLEARING. Each Summer, they continue to produce live Shakespeare in Pinkney Park for Shakespeare on the Sound in Rowayton, CT. Across the country in North Hollywood, CA they were represented with an award winning production of Always...Patsy Cline starring Sally Struthers. Back in New York City, they General Managed the all three installments of the "MY BIG GAY ITALIAN" trilogy. 22Q Entertainment has also teamed with the Oxygen Television Network, associate producing their Up-Front live events and was honored to be nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award as a Producer in 2014 and 2016 for TAINTED DREAMS...an exciting Soap Opera now streaming on Amazon. www.22QEntertainment.com