Dalliance Theater premieres Stockton's REFRACTIONS at FringeNYC 8/19-8/29

Dalliance Theater will premiere the new play REFRACTIONS by Eliot Stockton from August 19-29 at The New York International Fringe Festival, a Production of The Present Company.

REFRACTIONS digs into the fight of a young writer to finish his latest piece under the watchful eye of his Producer. Meanwhile, four entwined lovers struggle to free themselves from each other, but can't stop themselves from sliding backwards to that first hot spark that brought them together. As the lines between lucid fiction and brutal reality fall apart, the relentless language of sex and power slowly gives way to a solitary, painful truth. This is an intelligent and aggressive drama, filled with brutal insight and honesty...don't flinch.

The ensemble cast features James Allerdyce (MARS Population 1), W. Tre Davis* (Zooman and The Sign at Signature Theater), Mallory Hawks* (Dalliance's A Dream Play), Jennifer J. Hopkins (Dalliance's Love No Evil), Jose Joaquin Perez (A Bus Stop on 52nd Street at INTAR) and Alisha Soper (Dalliance's A Dream Play).

Artistic Director Andy Ottoson (Dalliance's A Dream Play) stages Mr. Stockton's first fully-produced work, developed over the past twenty months by the entire Dalliance artistic ensemble. The creative team includes dramaturge Branden Huldeen, scenic designer Joseph C. Heitman (EST Marathon 2009), costume designer Jennifer Fisher (The Onion Lovers at FringeNYC), lighting designer Kate Ashton, and sound designer Mike Brady. Aaron Heflich Shapiro* (Make Me at Atlantic Theatre Co.) will be the Production Stage Manager. Mr. Davis, Ms. Hawks and Mr. Heflich Shapiro appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

Dalliance Theater was founded in 2006 as a theatrical playground for artists, providing an artistic base to breathe new life into original, classical and obscure works. Most recently, Dalliance staged the bar-hopping phenomenon BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMY..., as well as a critically acclaimed production of Strindberg's seldom-staged masterpiece A DREAM PLAY. For more information about Dalliance, please visit www.DallianceTheater.com.

REFRACTIONS performs August 19 at 3:15pm, August 26 at 10:15pm, August 27 at 3:45pm, August 28 at 8pm, and August 29 at 2:45pm. The show is 90 minutes long with no intermission and is suitable for everyone 15 years of age and older.

All performances will be at The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street, just south of West 3rd Street, Subway Lines A, B, C, D, E, F, V to West 4th Street). Tickets are $15 and can be purchased starting July 24 either on-line at www.DallianceTheater.com or by calling 866-468-7619 (www.FringeNYC.org).

REFRACTIONS is an approved Actors' Equity Showcase production


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