Tony-Nominee Alison Fraser to Star in SQUEAMISH Off-Broadway
All For One Theater (AFO), the company that last produced My Name is Gideon, continues its legacy of producing acclaimed solo works with its upcoming production of Aaron Mark's SQUEAMISH starring two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser (The Secret Garden, First Daughter Suite).
SQUEAMISH begins performances at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St.) Friday, October 6th, with opening night set for Monday, October 16th. This production is the third psychological horror play from Aaron Mark, following his acclaimed Empanada Loca with Daphne Rubin-Vega and Another Medea with Tom Hewitt. Mr. Mark is also the director. Tickets are $52.25 and are available by visiting www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. SQUEAMISH will play a limited engagement through November 11th.
SQUEAMISH is the tale of an Upper West Side psychoanalyst, a long-time recovering alcoholic whose bloody quest for personal balance begins when she finds herself in the South Plains of Texas, off her meds, after her nephew's suicide.
Lighting and scenic design are by Sarah Johnston. Michael Growler is the costume consultant.
Alison Fraser was recently seen as Mommy in Lila Neugebauer's production of Edward Albee's The Sandbox and The Landlady in Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro at The Signature Theatre, in addition to Nancy Reagan and Betty Ford in Michael John LaChiusa's First Daughter Suite at The Public Theater, for which she was nominated for both a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award. She is a two-time Tony Award nominee for The Secret Garden and Romance/Romance. Other Broadway roles includes Dorine in Tartuffe at Circle-In-The-Square, Helena in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Tessie Tura in Arthur Laurents' production of Gypsy starring Patti LuPone. She has created many roles Off-Broadway including Arsinoé in David Ives' The School For Lies, Sister Walburga in Charles Busch's The Divine Sister, Jessie in Terrence McNally's Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams, The Matron (opposite Shirley Knight) in the world premiere of Tennessee Williams' In Masks Outrageous and Austere, Trina in William Finn's March of the Falsettos and In Trousers, and Miss Drumgoole in Todd Rundgren's Up Against It. Film and TV credits include the new SyFy series Happy! opposite Chris Meloni, High Maintenance, Happyish, Smash, It Could Be Worse, Impossible Monsters, Blowtorch, Socks and Bonds, Understudies, Jack in A Box, and The Thing About My Folks opposite Peter Falk and Paul Reiser. She has been heard on thousands of radio and television commercials, hundreds of audiobooks, and dozens of albums, including three solo efforts: A New York Romance, Men In My Life, and Tennessee Williams: Words and Music.
Aaron Mark is a New York-based playwright and director. As writer-director: Empanada Loca with Daphne Rubin-Vega (LAByrinth Theater Company; 3 Drama Desk nominations, OCC nomination; recording forthcoming), and Another Medea with Tom Hewitt (All For One Theater at the Cherry Lane and Wild Project). His plays Empanada Loca and Deer (which premiered at Stage West) are published by Dramatists Play Service, and his play A Bedtime Story, inspired by Schnitzler's Traumnovelle, was a recipient of Open Bar Theatricals' First Round Fellowship. Directing credits include The Mystery of Irma Vep and Deathtrap (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Ben Rimalower's long-running, award-winning Patti Issues and Bad With Money (Duplex and tours, audio version on Roven Records), Hedwig... (BC/EFA at New World Stages), Ghostlight Nine (AFO at the Cherry Lane), and Paul Iacono's Where's the Fucking Kid (54 Below) and Psychedelic Hedonism (Joe's Pub). Mr. Mark is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect.
AFO believes in seeking the universal in the individual. Now in its sixth year, All For One Theater (AFO) remains dedicated to developing and producing extraordinary solo theater and creating sustaining careers for solo artists. AFO productions have played Off-Broadway at numerous theatres, including 59E59, Theatre Row, Cherry Lane Theatre, Wild Project, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2016, AFO launched its touring initiative to bring solo shows to stages across America and around the world. It also created the AFO Solo Collective (AFO|SoCo) to nurture and develop some of the brightest writing, performing, and directing talent in the solo world, providing opportunities to workshop projects in all stages of development. Their two-year Artist in Residence (AIR) program supports a single artist with one big idea, developing their work with invited audiences and culminating in the staging of a new full-length play. More information at afo.nyc.
The playing schedule for SQUEAMISH is as follows: Mondays and Tuesdays at 7PM and Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8PM. Tickets are $52.25 and are available by visiting www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. www.afo.nyc
Photo credit: Curtis Holbrook