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Stable Cable Lab Co. Presents Max Baker's BECAUSE ME, Beginning Tonight at The Wild Project

Stable Cable Lab Co. will present Max Baker's un-romantic comedy, Because Me. The production will play a limited engagement at the Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street between Avenues A and B) now through November 7. Performances will be tonight, October 29, 30, & 31, November 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7 at 7:30pm, Saturday, October 31 & November 7 at 2pm, and Monday, November 2 at 1pm. Tickets ($2-$20) can be purchased in advance at www.stablecablelabco.org or by calling OvationTix at(866) 811-4111. Tickets are being sold on a sliding scale, with the price increasing $2 every performance day.

Self-proclaimed artist Else Barnes works at Trader Joe's and creates artwork from discarded yogurt cartons. Observing Else's life over the course of nine months as she navigates living alone for the first time, BECAUSE ME explores the ethos and behavior of a group of Millennials stumbling into their 30s.

The cast will feature Lisa Jill Anderson, Emmanuel Elpenord, Alice Johnson, Arthur Kriklivy, Ricki Lynée, Eve Marie Mugar, and Samantha Strelitz with Lighting Design by Katy Atwell, Sound Design by Andy Evan Cohen (NYIT Award nominee for Unmentionables with Nylon Fusion Theatre Company), Scenic Design by Doss Freel, Props Design by Zachary Sitrin and Associate Producers Vera Khodasevich and Emily McDevitt.

MAX BAKER (Playwright/Director) grew up in London. He worked for a number of years as a director on the London Fringe circuit before moving to Durant, Oklahoma. He received an MA in playwriting from Washington State University and has worked as an actor in Portland, OR, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. Broadway acting credits: Jerusalem; Cyrano DeBergerac (twice); Mother Courage and Her Children (The Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park). Off-Broadway: The Village Bike; The Explorers Club; Abigail's Party; Goose-pimples. Film: Hail Caesar!; Revolutionary Road; Newlyweds; Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Man's Chest; The Time Machine;The Island; Constantine. Recent TV: "Limitless"; "The Blacklist"; "L&O SVU"; "The Leftovers". Max has written several plays and aims to write more before he dies. Earlier this year, Max worked with Stable Cable writing and directing Live From the Surface of the Moon, set in 1969. His short film Best Wishes from Millwood will have it's World Premiere at this year's Austin Film Festival and his short radio play The Wonderful Thanksgiving Violet is slated for performance in December.

Founded in 2011 by a group of emergent artists, STABLE CABLE LAB CO. strives to create an environment for new work and theater artists to flourish. We do this through developmental readings and workshops, ensemble laboratories and productions. We are dedicated to producing new plays that are intrinsically theatrical, ensemble-driven and bold. Upcoming: the World Premiere of Max Baker's Because Me at the Wild Project written for and devised with Stable Cable actors, and the workshop of Collin McConnell's Zeal Unsubdued, directed by Jonathon Musser. Past productions include Live From the Surface of the Moon by Max Baker (recipient of an LMCC MCAF grant), the workshop production of Nibbler by Ken Urban, directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer and Cellar) and Accidents Waiting to Happen by Jonathan Libman, directed by Padraic Lillis; the devised piece I Love You More Than All the Stars in the Sky by Emily Daly (featured in foolsFURY's Factory Parts in San Francisco in the Summer of 2013)? the devised piece The Eden Project (Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City and The Bridge Theater), and the World Premiere of Barter by Emily Daly (Washington DC Capital Fringe). Developmental and staged readings include Lauren Yee's Hookman (as part of Rattlestick's Good Plays Fest), and eight new plays by a diverse group of playwrights selected to participate in a 5-month playwriting lab, which culminated in the groundUP Reading Series hosted by Stable Cable and the Dramatic Question Theatre. In 2012 and 2013 Stable Cable participated in The Field Artist Residency program.


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