The Araca Project Presents ACROSS THE PARK
Announcing the world premiere Equity showcase production of ACROSS THE PARK, October 27-29 at the American Theatre of Actors.
Kate Tucker Fahlsing, a recent graduate of Northwestern University's MFA in Writing for the Screen + Stage program, makes her NYC playwriting debut with the new play ACROSS THE PARK, directed by NYC-based director, Maureen Monterubio. Inspired by the many tales of people who connect online and stay online, ACROSS THE PARK explores an unlikely cyber relationship between two New Yorkers who suffer from mental illness and the general state of being human.
ACROSS THE PARK is co-produced by Kathryn Coughlin Maggiotto, Kate Tucker Fahlsing, and The Araca Project. The Araca Project is an initiative of The Araca Group (producers of Urinetown, Wicked, A View From the Bridge) to foster young entrepreneurs from Syracuse University, University of Michigan, Florida State University, Yale University, and Northwestern University.
For tickets and more information visit www.acrosstheparkplay.com.
"ACROSS THE PARK is a funny, smart, and surprising new play about mental illness, longing, and the lonely, painful, and quirky journey of being alive. Kate Tucker Fahlsing takes on tough themes without being preachy or predictable, and her play has all the hallmarks of an important new talent: an original voice, a deep sense of empathy, and the courage and conviction to tell the truth."
"CHICAGO-- Hey, New York. Meet KTF-a brave, hysterical and [insert your favorite expletive here] important new voice in the American theatre! Before I knew it, I was laughing, crying and caring about her characters-deeply. Get on the train and get ready for an uncomfortably giddy ride to heretofore unexplored stations. Meet KTF and her brilliant ACROSS THE PARK...You're welcome."
--Kevin Christopher Fox, SDC
(ATP 10 minute premiere director, first year development director)
Across the Park
By Kate Tucker Fahlsing
Directed by Maureen Monterubio
*Appearing courtesy of AEA
October 27-79, 2016
Thurs, Oct 27, 7:00 pm [Preview]
Fri, Oct 28, 8:00 pm
Sat, Oct 28, 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
The American Theatre of Actors | 314 W. 54th Street | New York, NY 10019
54th and 8th
ACE, BD, 1
Stuck on an island with 8 million people, Caroline and Denny are lonely and over-medicated. Separated by Central Park and almost two decades in age, this dysfunctional pair is brought together online by lust and their inability to cope. ACROSS THE PARK, a new play by Kate Tucker Fahlsing, follows Denny and Caroline's non-traditional relationship for ten years and about ten thousand text messages. This dark comedy takes a candid look at mental illness, the search for human connection, and what happens when the only person who truly understands you is as damaged as you are.
Recommended for ages 18 and up.
www.acrosstheparkplay.com for tickets and more information