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Award Winning Young Playwright Premieres 3 Original Comedies at NY Fringe, 8/13-8/25


WANTON DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION is a trio of short plays written by Zach Smilovitz, award-winning playwright and former freelance monologue writer for the Late Show with David Letterman.

Witty, provocative, touching, and at times uproariously funny, WANTON DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION is a captivating examination of the modern American zeitgeist.

In ‘Default Swap,' we find two co-workers standing on a ledge outside an office window - amid the great heights of the city and the great lows of the economic recession - both sharing the same intention. In ‘Mr. and Mrs. Aronovitz Go to the Doctor,' a husband and wife's trip to the doctor, after something's grown back that shouldn't have, uses humor, satire and a little Yiddish to probe deeper questions about honesty and openness in marriage. In ‘The Bodies,' four 20-somethings, stuck in the malaise of post-graduation, try to save a friend's life.

CAST INCLUDES Nico Ager, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Lee Chrisman, Arielle Goldman, Paul Manganello, Lily Marks and Brittany Uomoleale.


Fri 8/13 @ 9:00
Sat 8/14 @ 4:00
Thurs 8/19 @ 4:15
Tue 8/24 @ 7:15
Wed 8/25 @ 6:30

Venue #14, The Cherry Pit
155 Bank Street

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Photo Credit: Chris Dzombak

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