THE EGG PROGECT to Receive World Premiere at FringeNYC

By: Aug. 05, 2015
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THE EGG PROGECT, a dark comedy written by Mike Amato and inspired by the plays of Edward Albee, will make its world premiere in the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival.

THE EGG PROGECT is a startling comedy about the complexities of father-son relationships, personal accountability and the repercussions of broken family ties. After being away for fifteen years, Marty Edgett thought he had finally shed the baggage his microbiologist father Robert saddled him with. When Marty returns home eager to show off the new life he's created for himself, Robert is waiting to show Martin the new life that he's created with the help of a Little League line-drive, formaldehyde and a chicken egg.

In 2012, THE EGG PROGECT was presented as a staged reading starring Debbie Harry of Blondie as the mother, a role previously played in developmental readings by NYC performance icon Penny Arcade. It then had a limited sold-out run at Dixon Place Theater. The show began as a reading at the Bowery Poetry Club.

Playwright Mike Amato is a Moth Story Slam winner and a two-time finalist for the Andy Kaufman Awards. As a comedian, he has performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Montreal Comedy Festival as well as in comedy clubs across the country. As a writer, he is a blogger for the Huffington Post and has had prose published in print and online.

THE EGG PROGECT will be directed by Andrea Andresakis. Her New York directing credits include My Purple Wig (Off-Broadway); Spandex, a New Musical For All Sizes (Off-Broadway); Little Shop of Horrors(Theatre at St. Clement's); The Little Prince (Merkin Concert Hall); Wait Until Dark (ACC Theatre); First Steps (Workshop Theatre); Damaged Goods (John Housman Too); Down the Road; Fahrenheit 451 (Wings Theatre); and Star Spangled Girl (Playwrights Horizons). She was the Associate Artistic Director of the American Playwrights' Theatre where she also directed several plays.

The cast of THE EGG PROGECT will feature Mike Amato, Gary Ray (founder of 1980s East Village club Darinka, I Remember You Know..., Desperately Seeking Susan, Law & Order), Melissa Eddy Quilty (Other People's Money, The Beard of Avon, Beau Jest) and Monica Wyche (The Flea, Aquila, Prospect Theater Company, Primary Stages, TerraNOVA).

Liz Piccoli is the assistant director. She was the assistant director/choreographer to Tricia Brouk on I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change at the Central Coast Theater, the assistant choreographer toChristopher Windom on Central Ave. Breakdown at NYMF and to Bill Castellino on Ionescopades at The York Theater. She was also the assistant choreographer for the TV Land Awards starring Liza Minnelli.Nick Auer and MacKenzie Pendergast are the stage managers.

THE EGG PROGECT will be presented at Teatro SEA at the Clemente on Saturday, August 15 at 7pm; Wednesday, August 19 at 4:30pm; Sunday, August 23 at 8pm; Wednesday, August 26 at 7pm; and Sunday, August 30 at 2:15pm.

Teatro SEA at the Clemente is located at 107 Suffolk Street in New York City.

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