Strangemen Theatre Company Presents BERNIE AND MIKEY'S TRIP TO THE MOON

Join Strangemen Theatre Company this summer at Guild Hall in East Hampton for the first of two presentations of new plays, set for production off-Broadway for the company's 2018-2019 season!

Written by Scott Aiello, with direction by Claire Karpen, and produced by Strangemen Theatre Company, BERNIE AND MIKEY'S TRIP TO THE MOON centers around the Vincolos, an Italian-American family in 1990s Chicago, and the love, laughter, trials, and tribulations that come from raising a child with a cognitive disability. For this family, life is about fighting to find the balance between responsibility, loyalty, and personal happiness...and sometimes it's just about fighting. Throw in Elvis Presley, a baseball bat, the moon, and a giant pot of tomato sauce and you have the recipe for this new and heart-warming dark comedy.

The evening's presentation will begin at 7pm in the John Drew Theater, to be followed by a garden reception with the star-studded cast and production team. Please refer to the differing ticket prices for access to the reading, as well as the reception.

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Strangemen Theatre Company (THE WOODSMAN; ON THE HEAD OF A PIN) is a young non-profit theatre company based in New York City, originally founded in 2010 by graduates of the SUNY Purchase Acting Conservatory. With a focus on original storytelling, new plays, and company-devised work, Strangemen endeavors to foster collaboration between multi-disciplinary artists, and to provide an artistic home for up-and-coming creators from diverse theatrical backgrounds who share a passion for mining the heart and truth of each story told. For more information, visit



Scott Aiello is an actor and writer living in NYC. His favorite theatrical role was Eddie Carbone in A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at the Gate Theater in Dublin, Ireland. Most recently, Scott played Everett K. Olsen in THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY at Asolo Rep, FL. Off-Broadway: STALKING THE BOGEYMAN (New World Stages), ANNA CHRISTIE (The Wilde Project). Regional: THE LIAR (Gulfshore Playhouse, Fl), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Barrington Stage Company, MA), PERFECT MENDACITY (Steppenwolf Theater Co., Chicago). Scott's television credits include BILLIONS (Showtime, recurring), THE GOOD FIGHT (CBS, recurring), BLUE BLOODS (CBS, guest), THE DEUCE (HBO), THE PATH (Hulu), SEARCH PARTY (TBS), THE NEWSROOM (HBO), ELEMENTARY (CBS), and PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS). Awards and honors: Joseph Jefferson Award (Best Supporting Actor, 2003, Chicago). Black Excellence Award (Special Recognition, 2005, Chicago). Scott has narrated over one hundred audiobooks and was nominated for a 2013 Audie Award for Best Nonfiction. He also recently completed writing his first full-length play, BERNIE AND MIKEY'S TRIP TO THE MOON. Scott is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Drama (Group 41).


Claire Karpen Directing credits include The Woodsman (New World Stages; 59E59); FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, TREWLAWNY OF THE WELLS, HENRY IV, Part One and the FOURTH YEAR SHOWCASE (Juilliard); VOICES IN MY HEAD (Ars Nova); A SOLDIER'S TALE (Chautauqua Theatre Company); and INTO THE WOODS (Brown University). As an actor, Claire has worked on Broadway and Off at Roundabout, Classic Stage Company, HERE Arts, 59E59, the Public Shakespeare Lab, and regionally at The Old Globe, McCarter, Goodspeed, Trinity Rep, Westport Country Playhouse. Training: Juilliard (Michel St. Denis Award for Drama) and Brown University.

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