Fundamental Theater Project Presents ALONE WITH FRIENDS, Now thru 12/17
Fundamental Theater Project is delighted to present Alone With Friends, a newly commissioned, romantic-comedy in one act by Ben Holbrook. The play is presented as part of Holiday House NYC, an annual interior design showcase in aide of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and in collaboration with Ally Coulter Design.In this hilarious holiday play, Tom confesses his love for Adam's sister, Matilda, much to his best friend's chagrin. Tom, however, finds that winning Matilda's love isn't as simple as he thought; taking an outrageous sporting bet that results in flurries of insults, hysterical fights, and spirited debates that almost ensure that the friends will never finish packing for their annual Christmas trip. Dedicated to focusing on the fundamental attributes of theater as a vehicle to create dialogues within the community, Fundamental Theater Project produce dynamic experiences in the performing arts that resonate with audiences across the globe, cultivating artistic collaborations and exploring diverse material, with an emphasis on both process and product. The collaboration between Fundamental Theater Project and Holiday House NYC provides opportunity to present intimate and engaging, site-specific theatrical experiences to a more expansive audience. Following sold out runs of Thornton Wilder's The Long Christmas Dinner (2011), and Turkey by Ben Holbrook (2012), this years production features Alison Blair, Rob Bradford, Allison Henning and Blake Merriman, and is directed by FTP Co-Artistic Director, Nicola Murphy, and Assistant Director, Sean Bohan. Fundamental Theater Project's recent presentations include a reading of Supersoldier: A New Rock Musical by Hair co-creator, Jim Rado, and Five Finger Exercise, in celebration of FTP's Honorary Patron, Sir Peter Shaffer (Equus, Amadeus, The Royal Hunt of the Sun). In keeping with our mission of collaborating established and emerging artists, alongside over 250 up and coming acting, directing, composing, and writing talents, we have been incredibly honored to work with Alec Baldwin, Shirley Knight, Kate Mulgrew, Anthony Rapp, Richard Easton, Michael Emerson, Zosia Mamet, Daniel Reichard, Hunter Herdlicka, Christiane Noll, Ian McKellen, Tom Stoppard, Derek Jacobi, and Simon Callow among many others. Alone With Friends will be presented 11/26, 11/29, 12/3, 12/6, 12/10, 12/13, 12/17 all at 1:00pm at Holiday House NYC, 2 East 63rd Street. General admission to Holiday House, including performances of Alone With Friends, is $35. For more information, visit www.fundamentaltheaterproject.com.