NO HOPE Productions Presents HELLO, MY NAME IS BILLY 8/13-24

NO HOPE Productions is proud to announce the opening of HELLO, MY NAME IS BILLY at the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC). Starring Casey McClellan, Aaron Kliner, Robert Maril, Scott Schneider and Dayna Dantzler, fresh off the National Tour of The Color Purple, HELLO, MY NAME IS BILLY is the story of one man's enduring romance with drugs -a filthy, unapologetic musical joyride through an all-American landscape littered with crack pipes, booty bumps and hot bodies. A sardonic look at one gay man's pursuit of the ultimate high, Billy reminds us that ‘Life's rife with addiction!"

More info: www.nohopeproductions.com Tickets: www.fringenyc.org or call 866.468.7619

Performance schedule:
All performances will be held at Le Poisson Rouge, located at 158 Bleecker Street, between Thompson and Sullivan streets.

Saturday, August 13th at 5:45pm Saturday, August 20th at 2:00pm
Tuesday, August 16th at 9:15pm Wednesday, August 24th at 9:15pm
Thursday, August 18th at 5:45pm

SYNOPSIS
HELLO, MY NAME IS BILLY is revealed through a series of 12-step meetings, beginning with Billy's introduction to man-flesh and crack at the age of 18 by his lingerie-loving older co-worker. After high school, at Kansas State University, Billy takes to pot, coke and acid, thanks to his best girlfriend - the strapping, exotic Athena. When his Dad falls ill, Billy is forced to interrupt his college career to travel home to Kansas to care for his father. It is here, back in his old home, that he discovers yet another high-flying drug - Oxycontin. Along with the attentions of a hot guy in the neighborhood, Billy's addiction to pills helps him through the long, sad days as his father wastes away. Billy's journey ultimately brings him to New York City, a wonderland of hot men and hotter drugs, where he runs through the pharmacological alphabet: E, Special K, GHB, and the "tart we call Roxy." Before long, Billy settles on his drug of choice - Meth - with terrifying, exhilarating and damaging consequences.

Come travel down the bumpy road to recovery with Billy and his band of musical enablers. Get addicted at: www.fringenyc.org

HELLO, MY NAME IS BILLY written by Tim Aumiller and Scott Schneider
Featuring: Casey McClellan, Aaron Kliner, Robert Maril, Scott Schneider and Dayna Dantzler
Presented by NO HOPE Productions at the New York International Fringe Festival
Executive Producer: Dana Viltz
Director: Tim Aumiller
Set & Lighting Design: Jonathan Spencer
Costume Design: Brian Hemesath
Production Stage Manager: Dawn Fenton
Assistant Director/Creative Marketing: Katie Naka
Marketing Director/Associate Producer: Tom Kingsley
Casting: John Ort
Music Consultant: Cory Davis

All performances at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker (btwn Thompson and Sullivan)

Performance schedule:
Saturday, August 13th at 5:45pm
Tuesday, August 16th at 9:15pm
Thursday, August 18th at 5:45pm
Saturday, August 20th at 2:00pm
Wednesday, August 24th at 9:15pm

Running time: 100 minutes, no intermission. Admission: $15
Contains partial nudity and adult situations; suitable for mature audiences only.

BUY TICKETS AT www.fringenyc.org ? MORE INFO AT www.nohopeproductions.com

"This musical about drugs and sex rocks...there's no other addict in the West Village with whom we'd rather be spending the evening." - Backstage ? Critic's Pick

NO HOPE Productions was founded by Tim Aumiller and collaborator Scott Schneider in the fall of 2003 with the debut of their darkly comic musical DOSE! - produced at the Kraine Theatre. NO HOPE's first foray into Fringe was in 2007 with their production of Angel/Buddy. In 2010, Aumiller's play FLIGHT was a Backstage Critics' Pick and garnered actor Todd Lawson an Outstanding Actor Citation from Talkin' Broadway. Last year they presented OVER AND OVER, which was selected for the Fringe Encore Series.



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