Threads Theater Company Presents The World Premiere Of AFTERLIGHT 8/14-8/25 At Cherry Lane Theatre

Threads Theater Company will present the world premiere of Afterlight by Monica Flory at the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival, running from August 14th to August 25th at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

The cast will feature Kim Carlson*, Angus Hepburn*, Frank Mihelich*, Tyler Merna (Z Rock on IFC), Allyson Morgan* (The Summer People w/ Brian Dennehy at Playwrights Horizons), Kimberly Prentice*, and Davi Santos.

Afterlight, which is inspired by the imagery of surrealist photography, is the mysterious story of a quiet Northeastern town where a school bus accident incites a series of events that the residents cannot understand or explain. A wolf has been spotted lurking on The Edge of the woods where teenaged lovebirds Pru and Hunter meet every night; Louise finds her recently retired husband digging up the floorboards; and seven-year-old Shane keeps seeing albino monarch butterflies. The members of the community, increasingly unsettled and energized by their circumstances, are forced to confront the messy nature of grief, the fragility of hope, and the dangers of loving someone deeply.

The production features direction by Misti B. Wills** (Search for Euphoria at New World Stages), with scenic and lighting design by Bobby Bradley. Kim Fuhr is the sound designer. For Threads Theater Company, Frank Mihelich is the company manager, Kim Prentice is the managing director, and Erin Layton is the marketing coordinator.

Afterlight will run at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) from August 14th to August 25th. The performance schedule is: Friday, August 14th at 7:15pm, Tuesday, August 18th at 3pm, Wednesday, August 19th at 7:15pm, Friday, August 21st at 12noon, and Tuesday, August 25th at 5:45pm.

Tickets are $15, and can be purchased online at www.FringeNYC.org

THREADS THEATER COMPANY is a New York City-based non-profit theater company focused on producing plays that start inclusive conversations about faith and contribute to cultural renewal.

For more information on Threads Theater Company visit: www.threadstheatercompany.org

Playwright Monica Flory is a member of the Dramatists Guild and a veteran of the New York stage. Both published and produced, her play list includes: Wild Thing at the New Acting Company, Last Summer at Poly Prep CDS, 30 Ideas, 3 of Them Good with the Artful Conspirators, Once Upon a Pandora's Box at the New Acting Company, Third Wheel at Manhattan Comedy Collective and Emerging Artists Theatre; Jungle Book at Youth Theatre Northwest, Southern Oregon University, and the New Acting Company, La Llorona at University of Maryland Baltimore County; and Scratch at Theatre-Studio, Inc. Her plays are published by Playscripts and Smith & Kraus.

*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association. Equity approved showcase.
**The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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