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Estrana Theatre's EAST IN RED to Play FRIGID New York, 2/23-3/5

FRIGID New York presents an Estraña Theatre Company production: East in Red, written by Ryan Sprague and directed by Mike Backes. Featuring Emily Tuckman, Patrick Andrew Jones, and Sam Yarabek. With Stage Manager Kass Rodriguez-Urbas.

The show will run: Sun Feb 23rd: 2:05pm; Tue Feb 25th: 5:30pm; Sat March 1st: 8:25pm; Tue March 4th: 5:30pm; and Wed March 5th: 8:40pm. Tickets: $16 for adults at http://bit.ly/eastinred. All performances play The Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery, New York.

Description: A sadistic serial killer terrorizes the streets of the East Village; four women fall victim to ghastly acts of contempt and a dark secret slowly rises to the surface. A psychological thriller filled with scathing twists, East in Red digs deeply into the corners of our minds to reveal our greatest fears

Emily Tuckman, Marie: Emily has been performing for over 13 years in New York. Her favorite roles include Jackie-O in House of Yes (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Guildenstern in The Hamlet Project (La Mama Etc.), Blanche in Streetcar Named Desire, Laura in The Glass Menagerie (New York Fringe Festival), Lindsey in Reach (Estraña Theatre Company) and Helena in Midsummer Night's Dream (Estraña Theatre Company). She also directed and produced A...My Name is Alice, and studied at Williamstown Theatre Festival, with Larry Singer, and at Upright Citizens Brigade. Emily received a grant to study at Folger Shakespeare Institute and won the audience favorite award at last year's FRIGID New York Festival for the role of Arlin in Commencing. www.emilytuckman.com.

Patrick Andrew Jones, Aaron: Patrick is a recent graduate of the University of Richmond and is thrilled to be a part of the East in Red cast. He has recently appeared in Elevator at The Brick Theater as Ian, Biting Tongues at Joria Studios as Sam, The Shape of Things also with Estraña Theater Company as Adam, and Five Things at the New York International Fringe Festival as The Guy (lead). Some favorite roles include Brutus in Julius Caesar, Roger in RENT, and Father Jack in Dancing at Lughnasa.Check him out in several upcoming NYU Films including Murphy's Law And Co-Ed TNT.

Sam Yarabek, Figure: Sam has just finished his MA in English Education from Columbia University, Teachers College, and is glad to be back working in theater. While living in Barcelona, Spain, Sam worked with 12X12 Theater Company as the supporting role and lead actor, respectively, in the production of two plays: 6 Characters in Search of an Author, and A couple of Poor, Polish Speaking Romanians. Since moving back to NYC and pursuing his MA, Sam has appear in and worked on the production of the short film The Space Between Things, the reading of Indy Film Montauk Highway, and the Mrs Mr music video "Think of You." He's super excited to join the cast of East in Red and is looking forward to his debut in NYC theater.

Mike Backes, Director: Directorial debut!! So excited to be a part of this years Frigid Festival. Highlights of his acting work include: Jersey Boys Orig Cast Las Vegas, 1rst Nat'l Tour Rock of Ages, starring Constantine Maroulis, Nat'l tour of Grease starring Frankie Avalon,North American tour of Footloose title role, Roger in the Regional premiere of Rent in Long Island and Next To Normal.

Most recently was part of a workshop of a NEW musical working it's way to Broadway called Junk A Rock Opera. You may have seen him in Standby the musical part of The Fringe Festival which went on to be entered into the Encore series. He is also a member of the prestigious Broadway Boys....and a proud member of Actors Equity. Special thanks to an amazing cast for all the hard work and dedication. Extra special thanks to Emily our fearless producer and Ryan the incredible writer for believing in me to do this play justice. Finally thanks to About Artists, and Ash for all her amazing love and support.


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