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FUN HOME's Emily Skeggs to Lead Benefit Performance of New Musical THREE TIMES FAST, 2/8

Emily Skeggs (Fun Home) will star in Three Times Fast at the Dixon Place Lounge to benefit the International OCD Foundation on Sunday, February 8th, 2015 at 7PM.

Directed by Daniella Caggiano, with music direction by Karen Dryer (25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee, nat'l tour), Three Times Fast will also feature Evan Edwards, Kevin Hoffman, Patty Nieman, Karen Paulemon, Jonathan Rayson (Little Shop of Horrors), and Corynne Victoria Peters. The evening will include a special performance by interdisciplinary performance artist Autumn Kioti.

Three Times Fast, an original musical by Teresa Lotz & Naomi Matlow, follows the coming of age of fifteen-year-old Olivia Klemons as she wades through the stress of high school, her mother's remarriage, a move to a new house and her fresh diagnosis with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. As Olivia faces her deepest fears through therapy with Dr. West, she uncovers strength she never knew she had. Through Olivia's struggles and recoveries, her family members contemplate the habits that they have created to help them get through the day with a feeling of greater control over life's uncertainties.

Dixon Place, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1986 to provide a space for literary and performing artists to create and develop new works in front of a live audience.

DP's programs are made possible with public funds from The National Endowment for the Arts; NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo & the NYS Legislature; NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and NYC DCA/Materials for the Arts/NYC Department of Sanitation/NYC Board of Education. Private support is provided by Axe-Houghton Foundation; Bloomberg Philanthropies; NYC Dance Response Fund, a program of Dance/NYC established by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation; Greater New Orleans Foundation; Jim Henson Foundation; Jerome Foundation; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; Jerome Robbins Foundation; Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; Peg Santvoord Foundation; and Shubert Foundation.

Dixon Place Lounge is located at 161A Chrystie Street, NYC. For tickets, email threetimesfastthemusical@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.threetimesfastthemusical.com and www.iocdf.org.

Get a sneak peek at Skeggs singing below!


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