Photo Flash: First Look at Justin Bohon, Colleen Wallnau and More in MILK FOR MRS. STONE at FringeNYC
The 17th Annual New York International Fringe Festival Presents Milk for Mrs. Stone, A New Play by Charles Gershman, directed by Eli Taylor and featuring Broadway actors Justin Bohon and Colleen Wallnau. The show will run August 16-22, 2013 (5 Performances). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
A conservative Kansas matriarch is crippled by a severe stroke and can hardly speak. When her recently out-of-work journalist son, Daniel, asks her for money to pay for his Muslim boyfriend's cancer surgery, she tells Daniel she's not a bank. He can only hope to be able to change her mind. Will they able to overcome their differences and keep the family from falling apart? Part comedy, part drama, Milk for Mrs. Stone explores the issues of health care in the U.S., anti-Muslim bias, the death of print journalism, and the changing status of queer unions.
Eli Taylor (Director) is a Theatre Director/Educator currently residing in Brooklyn. Directing projects include classical works, new works, children's theatre and radio plays. He has assisted directors at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and Profile Theatre (Portland, OR). In New York, he has worked with The Complete Theatre Company, The Bent Quill Players, Private Ear Radio Hour, and he is currently a member of The Gage Players (gageplayers.weebly.com).
Charles Gershman (Playwright)'s plays have been produced or developed in New York City, Orlando, FL, Cape Cod, MA, Spoleto, Italy, and elsewhere. Other plays include Unbirth (nominee, Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity; finalist, Hudson Valley Writers' Center's New Play Reading Series), Jays, Shooting Abe (finalist, New York Avant-Garde Arts Festival), and The Prenup(semifinalist, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference). He's currently studying playwriting with Tina Howe and Mark Bly at Hunter College and is an alumnus of the La MaMa International Playwright Retreat. He received his B.A. from Columbia University.
Costume Design: Candace Lawrence; Sound Design: Ien DeNio (Drama Desk Award nominee); Lighting Design: Andy Miyamoto; Stage Manager: Sarah Sobler; ACR: Joyce Laoagan; Production Assistants: Katie Falter and Rachel Chatham.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online beginning July 19th at www.fringenyc.org, by phone at 866-468-7619 up to 24 hours before the show, or in person at FringeCENTRAL (1 East 8th Street at Fifth Avenue) from 12n-8pm beginning July 19th. Tickets are $18 at the door and can be purchased 15 minutes before each performance (cash only) at Venue #16: Robert Moss Theatre at 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street, NYC 10003.
The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues.
Photo Credit: Hunter Canning