Avi Hoffman Stars In Donald Margulies' BROOKLYN BOY

Parade Productions, a brand new theatrical company based in Boca Raton, has scored an impressive coup their first time out of the gate: Acclaimed South Florida actor Avi Hoffman will star in the company's premiere production - Donald Margulies' Brooklyn Boy.

Parade Productions is also very pleased to announce it will stage its debut performances in "The Studio at Mizner Park" (former home of the Cartoon Museum).

As a not-for-profit organization, Parade Productions' mission statement sets their goal as "To produce high quality theatre experiences that entertain, enlighten, inform, uplift, and inspire audiences, sending them home with new thoughts, insights, questions, and ideas. "With Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Margulies' Brooklyn Boy, they feel they've found the perfect vehicle - a beautifully crafted play filled with humor, drama, and a multitude of questions - about the complications between fathers and sons and husbands and wives; about the perks and pitfalls of celebrity; and of the inherent dangers of writing what you know.

Actor, writer, comedian Avi Hoffman is a well known and beloved fixture in the South Florida as well as the national theatrical community.He is celebrated for his award-winning one man shows Too Jewish? and Too Jewish, Too!, broadcast nationally on PBS.He was featured as ‘Teddy Wayne' in NBC's Law and Order, and has starred in several motion pictures.Hoffman has performed all over the world, and has numerous awards. He is the founder of the National Center for Jewish Cultural Arts and the New Vista Theatre.

Donald Margulies was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2000 for his play Dinner with Friends. Other notable works include Collected Stories, Sight Unseen, and Time Stands Still. Margulies has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He was the recipient of the 2000 Sidney Kingsley Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Theatre by a playwright. In 2005 he was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with an Award in Literature and by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture with its Award in Literary Arts. Margulies is an alumnus of New Dramatists and serves on the council of The Dramatists Guild of America.

While Parade Productions is new, its principals are well-versed in what it takes to mount a successful theatrical production: Kim St. Leon is a well known and respected director who co-founded The Acting Studio Stage Company; Candace Caplin is a working actress with a solid business background; and Karen Rosenberg is a knowledgeable and long-time supporter of the arts. Fort Lauderdale based producer Mario Betto, and financial expert Peter Caplin are also deeply committed to the project.

Brooklyn Boy will open January 26th, 2012, and will run through February 12th, with performances Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $30 with $25 tickets available for seniors and groups. Tickets are available on line at www.paradeproductions.org. For Group Sales call: 561-291-9678.

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