Naked Angels Extends FAULT LINES Through 11/9

Naked Angels Extends FAULT LINES Through 11/9Due to demand for tickets, Naked Angels (Geoffrey Nauffts, Artistic Director and Brittany O'Neill, Managing Director) has extended the world premiere engagement of Stephen Belber's new dark comedy Fault Lines, directed by David Schwimmer.  Fault Lines opened September 30, 2008 at The Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street).  The run will now continue through November 9, 2008.

Naked Angels will host a talk back with Stephen Belber and the cast of Fault Lines following the 3:00 pm performance on Saturday, November 1.

The cast includes (in alphabetical order) Noah Emmerich, Dominic Fumusa, Josh Lucas and Jennifer Mudge.  Fault Lines is produced by Dark Harbor Stories, Olympus Theatricals and The Araca Group in association with New York Stage and Film.  Fault Lines was developed during New York Stage and Film's 2008 Powerhouse Season on the Vassar campus.

Whole Foods, Edie Brickell and mini-hot dogs abound in this dark and twisted new comedy, in which a seemingly ordinary boys night out turns sour for two friends when a stranger forces them to delineate the boundaries between loyalty, conviction and betrayal.

The creative team for Fault Lines includes Cameron Anderson (set design), Jason Lyons (lighting design), Mattie Ullrich (costume design), Bart Fasbender (sound design) and Matt Hodges (props).

The schedule for Fault Lines varies.  Please visit for details.  Tickets are priced at $60.00 and are available through Telecharge at 212-239-2969 or by visiting

As previously announced, Naked Angels will present the world premiere of The Gospel According to Adam, a new American play by Geoffrey Nauffts, at The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Playwrights Horizons, December 7 – January 18, with an opening night on December 17.  The cast and creative team for The Gospel According to Adam will be announced shortly.

Stephen Belber's (playwright) plays include Match (Broadway, Tony nomination for Frank Langella), A Small, Melodramatic Story, (LAByrinth Theater Company), McReele (Roundabout), Tape (Naked Angels--NYC/LA/London), Carol Mulroney (Huntington Theater), One Million Butterflies (Primary Stages), Drifting Elegant (Magic Theater), The Transparency of Val (Theater Outrageous, NYC), The Wake (Via Theater, NYC), Through Fred (Soho Rep) and The Death of Frank (Araca Group, NYC).  As a screenwriter, he wrote Tape, directed by Richard Linklater, starring Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke (Sundance; Berlin);  The Laramie Project (co-writer) for HBO Films, (Sundance, Emmy nomination for screenwriting); and Drifting Elegant, directed by Amy Glazer.  TV credits include Rescue Me and Law & Order SVU, (staff writer). His film, Management, which he wrote and directed, starring Jennifer Aniston, Steve Zahn and Woody Harrelson, premieres at the Toronto Film Festival this September.  His most recent play, Geometry of Fire, will premiere at New York's Rattlestick Playwrights Theater this November.

David Schwimmer (director) recently directed Little Britain USA for HBO and acted in the film Nothing But The Truth for Rod Lurie. He is the co-founder of Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company where he has acted in or directed many productions, including The Master and Margarita, West, Eye of the Beholder, The Odyssey, The Idiot, The Arabian Nights, and his adaptations of Studs Terkel's book RACE and Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.  He starred in the Los Angeles premieres of Roger Kumble's D Girl and Turnaround, Warren Leight's Glimmer Brothers at Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Neil LaBute's Some Girl(s) in London as well as The Caine Mutiny Court Martial on Broadway.  Notable television and film credits include Madagascar I & II, Duane Hopwood, Big Nothing, Band of Brothers, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Six Days Seven Nights, Apt Pupil, The Pallbearer and the series Friends, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor.  His film debut as a director is the UK hit comedy Run, Fat Boy, Run, starring Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton and Hank Azaria.

Noah Emmerich (Joe): Noah Emmerich last appeared on stage as Mitch in the Kennedy Center's production of A Streetcar Named Desire opposite Patricia Clarkson. Fault Lines marks Mr. Emmerich's Off-Broadway debut. Film credits include Beautiful Girls, Cop Land, The Truman Show, Love & Sex, Frequency, Miracle and Little Children. He can be seen this fall in director Gavin O'Connor's Pride & Glory. Mr. Emmerich studied acting with Ron Stetson of the Neighborhood Playhouse and is an honors graduate of Yale University with a degree in History.

Dominic Fumusa (Jim) In New York and London Dominic Fumusa originated the role of 'Toddy Koovitz' in Richard Greenberg's Tony winning Take Me Out (Joe Mantello, dir.). In New York, London, and Los Angeles he originated the character of 'Vince' in Stephen Belber's Tape (Geoffrey Nauffts, dir). Also in New York, he originated the role of 'Theo' in

Melissa James Gibson's Obie winning [sic] (Daniel Aukin, dir.). Mr. Fumusa made his

Broadway debut opposite Marisa Tomei in Wait Until Dark. Other NY credits include A Flea in Her Ear (Roundabout Theater Company, Bill Irwin, dir.). Mr. Fumusa portrayed Mitch Albom in a six-month, twelve-city national tour of Tuesdays with Morrie opposite

Harold Gould. Regional credits include plays at the Guthrie, Huntington, Kennedy Center, Actors Theater of Louisville, Williamstown, NY Stage & Film, the Stratford Festival of Canada, and Chicago Shakespeare. Mr. Fumusa's TV credits include "Sex and the City," "The Sopranos," "Brotherhood," the "Law & Order" franchise, the "CSI" franchise, "NYPD Blue," "Hack," "Numb3rs," "Threshold" and "Bones." Film credits include the soon to be released Management (Stephen Belber, wr/dir), Staten Island, This is a Story about Ted & Alice (2008 Cannes), Dealbreaker (Gwyneth Paltrow, dir.), Grilled (opposite Burt Reynolds), The Guru, Dobermann (narrator) and Chloe's Prayer.

Josh Lucas (Bill): Upcoming: Michael Cuesta's Tell-Tale produced by Ridley and Tony

Scott, Tim Robbin's Possible Side Affects and The Boy in the Box which is the first film produced under Lucas' production company Two Bridges . Recent Film: the critically acclaimed Trumbo, Lucas was proud to be involved in this years Oscar-Nominated documentary Operation Homecoming and Ken Burn's epic documentary The War. Past film work includes Jerry Bruckheimer's Glory Road, Wolfgang Petersen's Poseidon, Lasse Hallstrom's An Unfinished Life, David Gordon Green's Undertow Ang Lee's Hulk, Ron Howard's A Beautiful Mind, Sweet Home Alabama, Wonderland, American Psycho, and Kenny Lonergan's You Can Count On Me. Lucas' theatre credits include; the critically successful off-Broadway run of Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell produced by Naked Angels, the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi, Christopher Shinn's What Didn't Happen, and The Picture of Dorian Gray. Most recently Mr. Lucas was ruthlessly edited out of Steven Belber's upcoming directorial debut film Management.

Jennifer Mudge (Jess): NY: Dutchman, (Cherry Lane – 2007 Drama Desk Nomination); Craig Wright's The Pavilion, directed by Lucie Tiberghien (Rattlestick); world premiere of Terrence McNally's The Stendhal Syndrome (Primary Stages); Reckless (Broadway); Only the End of the World (Company Charniere). Regional: Arena Stage; Bay Street; AL Shakespeare; CATF; Geffen Playhouse (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opposite John Goodman); Sundance Theatre Institute; Williamstown; Westport Playhouse; and five seasons with Trinity Rep. under Oskar Eustis' artistic direction. Film/TV includes Drifting Elegant by Stephen Belber, "Life is Wild", "Canterbury's Law", "L&O: Criminal Intent", "Hope & Faith", "Law & Order". Training: MFA, Trinity Rep. 2007 recipient of the Marian Seldes-Garson Kanin Emerging Artists Fellowship.

Naked Angels was formed in 1986 by a group of restless and ambitious artists reacting to a void in the theater community for new and creative voices. The company took its name from John Tytell's book, Naked Angels, which referred to Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and other Beats as "a generation that wanted to break out of convention and scream." As a young group, the company felt the same way; they needed a place where, through the medium of theater, they could show the world a different perspective of our times. Sometimes outraged, often irreverent, occasionally absurd, and always intelligent, enthusiastic and fun, Naked Angels' work was a spark to which audiences were quickly drawn. The Space, as their theater on 17th Street was known, soon became a vital, thriving crossroads where talented theater artists met and collaborated: the destination of choice for those seeking a truly celebratory theatrical experience. Though it's been quite a few years since they've had a home of their own, that spirit continues today wherever and whenever Naked Angels produces.

Dedication to the emerging artist has lead to the company's reputation for developing and producing outstanding, innovative plays. Over the years, Naked Angels has presented hundreds of readings, workshops, and full-scale productions. From Warren Leight's Tony Award-winning Side Man to Jon Robin Baitz's The Substance of Fire, Kenneth Lonergan's The Starry Messenger to David Marshall Grant's Snakebit, Naked Angels has always been a place where new work flourishes. Some of the company's more recent efforts, Stephen Belber's Tape, Will Eno's Thom Pain (based on nothing), Elizabeth Meriwether's The Mistakes Madeline Made, and Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell have gone on to receive critical acclaim both here and abroad.

Photo Credit Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

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