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The Hayworth: Upper Level to Present World Premiere of RESSURECTION OF THE ANTS, Begin. 6/26


The World Premiere of playwright Paul Fontana's Resurrection of the Ants, directed by Gary Wolf and produced by Michael Abramson (Jekyll and Hyde), opens Friday June 21st at The Hayworth: Upper Level in Los Angeles (2511 Wilshire Blvd. 90057). Resurrection of the Ants plays Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. through July 28th. The price is $25 on Friday and Saturday, $20 on Sunday. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling (323) 960-4443.

Like most struggling authors, George Sackett believed that once he published his masterpiece, all his troubles would fade into the mist of history. However, six months after its completion, no one wants his novel. Now in debt to a dangerous drug dealer and on the verge of losing his fiancé, his only way out is a dubious offer from his estranged brother. Sibling rivalry, artistic virtue and pop culture collide in this provocatively twisted comedy.

Gary Wolf (Director) is an award-winning theatre director making his debut in Los Angeles. He directed A Peace Replaced, winning first place in New York City's Strawberry Festival. He is published in Samuel French's 'Off-Off Broadway Festival Plays' 26th series. Prior to directing, Gary appeared in numerous television, film and stage productions. Television credits include: CSI:NY, Desperate Housewives, The Shield, Criminal Minds, NYPD Blue, and Kitchen Confidential. Film credits include: Lucky Days, Telling You, Overnight Delivery, The Girls Room, Whatever, How to be a Serial Killer, and Men.Theatre credits include: Brighton Beach Memoirs, Macs: A Macaroni Requiem, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding, Willy and Billy and War.

Paul Fontana (Playwright) (George) was born and raised in Washington DC. He was trained by H. Richard Greene and Richard Zavaglia. He received his BA in Theatre from Ithaca College and studied screenwriting at UCLA with Billy Mernit. Produced plays in Los Angeles include, Morphine, Music, Love; Willy and Billy, and The Honest Lunch. He has appeared in the films Visual Resistance, Phone Booth and The Pacific and Eddy. His regional theatre credits include Moo (Charlie), Life during Wartime (Richie), The Frute Brute Serial (Paul), Orpheus Descending (Val), The House of Blue Leaves (Ronnie), Gemini (Francis), Pounding Nails into the Floor with My Forehead (Adam), Morphine Music Love (Hord), Summer of Love (Danny), Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), The Shadow Box (Mark), Loose Ends (Paul), Revel and Geez (Geez) and Someone Who'll Watch over Me (Edward).

Amy Main (Billie) trained with Lesly Kahn, Margie Haber, Warner Laughlin, Shawn Nelson, Andrew Magarian and Sandra Peabody. She has appeared in the films Walk Hard, Spring Breakdown, Cthulhu, Nearing Grace, Making Maya, Amy Alyson Fans, The Candy Shop and Gameface, with television roles on Veronica Mars and Switched!. Amy has worked in New Media on Matchmakers, and Unknown Sender. Her theatre work includes Idiot's Delight, No Exitand Romeo and Juliet.

Claudio Pinto (Miguel) received his BA degree in Theater Studies from the University of Central Florida in 2005. With over 10 years of stage experience, he has performed in See How They Run, The Visit, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Pillowman and True West to name a few. He decided to make the leap to film in 2011 and he could not be more grateful. His TV/Film credits include Step Up, Revolution, Burn Notice, America's Most Wanted and Graceland which premieres June 6th on USA Networks.

Ken Arquelio (Dean) Ken's recent theatre credits include: lead role of Jeffrey in the LA premiere of The Dying Gaul by Craig Lucas at the Elephant Theater, lead role of Stan in World Premiere of Infinite Black Suitcase by E.M. Lewis at the Lillian Theatre, lead role of Benito in LA premiere of References To Salvador Dali Make Me Hot by Jose Rivera (nominated for Academy Award for his screenplay The Motorcycle Diaries) and directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera. Other credits include: Hellcab, La Ronde, Reeling In Reality and The Contract with TheSpyAnts Theatre Company. Ken was chosen as "One to Watch" by Steve Oldfield/FOX TV after his co-starring role as "Rudy" in Cause N' Defect-an independent film distributed by Avrio Films. Other film credits include, 30 Miles produced by Your Half Pictures and starring Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, as well as starring roles in Cruising Purgatory and This Way Out Of Brooklyn produced by Sprocket Factory Films.

Meeghan Holaway (Shane Francis) has performed leading roles in over sixty plays in theatres across the country. Favorite roles include: Beth in the Off-Broadway production of Pulitzer Prize winning Dinner With Friends, Sylvia in Sylvia, Brooke in Noises Off, Diana in Lend Me A Tenor, Myra in Hay Feverand Sarah in Company. She originated the role of Florence Greenberg in the Broadway musical, BABY IT'S YOU! She has done guest spots on a number of television shows including Everybody Loves Raymond, Law & Order, Cold Case, Without A Trace, Desperate Housewives, Two and a Half Men, Private Practice, Monday Mornings, and NCIS, as well as recurring roles on Lifetime's Inspector Mom, Showtime's The Hoop Life, ABC Family's Switched At Birthand most recently, Grey's Anatomy.

Peter Trencher (Bob) has appeared onstage in Michael Weller's What the Night Is For (CV Rep /Desert Star Nomination, Lead Actor/Drama). In LA he's appeared in Heralds (Theatre Tribe), Medea (Boston Court), The Emperor's Last Performance and Christophe (Robey Theatre Co.), Strictly Dishonorable(Matrix Theatre), Rum and Coke and Paradise Lost (West Coast Ensemble). In New York, Hero (Public Theatre), The Bald Soprano and The Bear (Nassau Stage Co.), The Lark (Theatre Off Park), Isn't it Romantic (Caldwell Theatre Co., FL). TV and Film credits include Southland, LA Dragnet (recurring), Strong Medicine, Babylon 5, Tour of Duty (recurring) and A Nightmare on Elm St. 5.

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