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Sunday Series at Abingdon to Present MOONLIGHT IN GREENWICH VILLAGE, 11/16

The Sunday Series at Abingdon will present MOONLIGHT IN GREENWICH VILLAGE, a one night only workshop performance on NOVEMBER 16th of three new one acts by New York-based playwright Charles Messina.

The evening will include three plays making their New York Premiere. Each one is centered on people living in Greenwich Village, the place where author Messina was born and bred. In CHUBBY & GLEN, Messina introduces us to two friends, one gay and one straight, and their unconditional commitment to one another. FIFTEEN MINUTES OF SHAME tells the tale of how a stolen moment between people helps each one deal with loneliness and fear. A MOONEY FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN is the story of a couple who moves from NYC to Vermont, seeking an escape from the rat race, when one of them begins to long for the life they left behind.

The stellar cast for the one-acts includes talent from television, film, stage and radio, including Jason Cerbone, Anthony DeSando, Mary Dimino, Gina Ferranti, Nick Fondulis, Valerie Smaldone, Johnny Tammaro, and Michael Townsend Wright.

Charles Messina has become a strong voice on the NY theatre scene. His plays present a world that is wholly and uniquely New York. In addition to directing the long-running show The Accidental Pervert, starring Andrew Goffman, his autobiographical comedy A Room of My Own, starring Mario Cantone and Ralph Macchio is being developed for Broadway. Mr. Messina's Mercury: The Afterlife and Times of a Rock God about the life of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury has also received across-the-board critical acclaim.

Since 1993, the Abingdon Theatre Company has developed and produced new plays by American Playwrights exclusively. Under the artistic direction of Jan Buttram, the company provides a safe home in which playwrights collaborate with other theatre artists and receive audience feedback through the utilization of our four-step development process: First Readings, Staged Readings, and Workout Labs, which culminate in Studio Productions and Mainstage Productions. ATC is now celebrating its 21st season. Find more information at

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