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THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT Extends Thru 12/18 at The Players Theatre

After considerable critical and audience acclaim "THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT" Andrew Goffman's hilarious tour-de-force of honesty has been extended Off-Broadway at The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street - btwn: West 3rd Street & Minetta Lane) through Saturday, December 18th, 2010.

Three (3) SPECIAL March Madness Monday performances are scheduled for Monday, March 15th, Monday, March 22nd and Monday, March 29th.

Thursday performances will be added to the already scheduled Friday and Saturday performances beginning in May.

At the very top of his one-man-theatrical-circus-of-full-disclosure, author/star Andrew Goffman offers the evening's warning bell in the form of an alarmingly candid disclosure: "Ya know, none of us starts out to be a pervert."

The evening picks up speed from there.

"THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT" is the true accounting of one boy's odyssey to manhood via a childhood dominated by pornography, an addiction accumulated after the boy happens upon his father's collection of XXX-Rated video tapes in a bedroom closet, just to the right of his golf clubs, above the cowboy boots, behind the sweatshirts, all the way up in the top left hand corner. Andrew Goffman takes his audience on a hilarious and self-deprecating journey into a world of video vixens, X-Rated fantasies, and really DIRTY movies with no redeeming value whatsoever.

He found the tapes at 11 years-of-age. The addiction controlled him until he was 26. THE YEAR HE MET HIS WIFE.

The play originally workshopped at the 45th Street Theatre after which it played off-off-Broadway at the Triad Theatre. The acclaim was extremely favorable.


Directed by Charles Messina, "THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT" has been choreographed by Sherri Norige. Lighting is by Josh Lacovelli. Scenery and Technical Direction is by Anthony Augello.
Audio & Visual Design is by Andrew Wingert. Art Design is by Robert Tallon. Liza Lentini is the play's dramaturge. Stanley Harrison is the Dialogue Coach.  Gina Ferranti is the Production Coordinator.

ABOUT Andrew Goffman
Andrew Goffman has performed comedy on the road in concert for the past 12 years opening in over 150 theatres, emporiums and clubs appearing before, at last count, well over 50,000 people.
He appeared on film in "The First Wives Club" and "The Stand In" and Off-Broadway in "Grandma Sylvia's Funeral.

ABOUT Charles Messina

Charles Messina was born in Greenwich Village, of Italian-American descent. He attended New York University. Known for his deconstructive take on biographical subjects, Messina's most notable stage work as director includes the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway plays Cirque Jacqueline, about the life of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and Mercury: The Afterlife and Times of a Rock God, about Queen's frontman Freddie Mercury. In August 2007 Messina directed Jim Tooey and Kelly Chippendale in Two-Mur Humor, which was an official entry in the 2007 Fringe Festival in New York. In 2007 Messina also directed the big budget musical Be My Love, written by Richard Vetere, about the life of singer Mario Lanza, which was produced by Sonny Grosso and Phil Ramone. It premiered at The Tillis Center in October 2007. For the big screen, Messina has written They're Just My Friends, which was released in Fall 2006 and starred Lord Jamar, Malik Yoba, and Bruce Altman. He has also written the film Spy starring Vincent Pastore, Frank Vincent, and Ben Curtis. Currently Messina is developing the mob-horror film Payback's A Bitch, starring Frank Vincent, Vincent Pastore, and John "Cha Cha" Ciarcia. His screenplay Actor Found Dead, about the life of actor James Hayden, was also optioned in late '07. Also in 2007, Messina's play Merging starring Jason Cerbone, Gina Ferranti and Ernest Mingione won BEST PLAY in The Players' Theater's Shortened Attention Span Theater Festival in Greenwich Village. Messina also directed the short film based on the play. Messina has directed the off-Broadway shows Rockaway Boulevard by Richard Vetere, The Accidental Pervert by Andrew Goffman, and Art Metrano's Accidental Comedy. As well as a staged reading of his own script Younger, starring Joe Piscopo. Messina's play, Homeland, which premiered in 2008, starred Sopranos actors Dan Grimaldi, Jason Cerbone and Joe Lisi, as well as Gina Ferranti and Amir Darvish. Messina wrote the book My Father, My Don, about the life of Genovese Capo James "Jimmy Nap" Napoli and his son Tony Napoli, in collaboration with Tony Napoli. It was released by Beckham Publications Group in Fall 2008 and is currently available in Barnes & Noble and other major retail bookstores. In 2009, Messina's play "A Room of My Own", about an Italian-American family living in Greenwich Village in the late 1970s, was optioned for television and is being developed into a sitcom by Messina and Executive Producer TEd Kurdyla. Messina co-wrote the upcoming film Jekyll and Hyde, starring Forest Whitaker and 50 Cent and directed by Abel Ferrara.

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115 MacDougal Street
(between West 3rd Street & Minetta Lane)



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