Theater On The Edge Extends TAPE Through March 26th
The new and upcoming Theater On The Edge is extending its run of Stephen Belber's Tape through Sunday, March 26th.
The dark comedy stars local actors Joey Ginel and Megan Raitano alongside the theater's resident ensemble cast member Zack Roundy. Directed by Pam Harbaugh, Tape has been receiving glowing reviews and has sold out its entire initial run of the show, prompting a need for additional performances.
Theater On The Edge is becoming known for its hyper-realistic set design, created by Samantha DiGeorge, and in-depth performances, and has received much acclaim for its recent productions. In David Mamet's American Buffalo, Samantha transformed the small venue into a 1975 south Chicago junk shop. With Tape, she again created a realistic environment of a 1999 run-down motel room.
Samantha DiGeorge says, "My passion and goal is to create an 'actual' environment where the actors and audience can be fully immersed and embrace the surrounding of the story."
Tape was first produced at The Actors Theatre of Louisville as part of the 2000 Humana Festival of New American Plays. It was later filmed by Richard Linklater as Tape starring Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, and Uma Thurman.
Jon Saltzman (Joey Ginel), an aspiring filmmaker on the verge of hitting it big, hooks up for the weekend with his best friend from high school, Vince (Zack Roundy), a volunteer fireman who makes his money selling dope. Jon's new film is being shown at a festival in Lansing, Michigan, and Vince has come from Oakland to see it. Over the course of the evening, Vince finally gets Jon to admit that ten years ago he date-raped Amy Randall (Megan Raitano), a girl whom they both dated in high school-only then to reveal that he's taped their entire conversation. And not only that, he's invited Amy to have dinner with them that night. Beneath its suspenseful, high-stakes surface, Tape examines questions of motive, memory, truth and perception.
Producer and theater Artistic Director Marco DiGeorge says, "We have been humbled by the overwhelming support for our production of Tape and are thrilled to be able to extend the run so more people can see it."
Writer Stephen Belber says, "I am both thrilled and psyched that Theater On The Edge chose to produce and perform Tape... and by all accounts they've hit upon what I always aimed for: a taut, funny, complicated night that leaves you befuddled... while hopefully making you think for a moment about how you think about your life."
Tickets on sale now at www.TheaterOnTheEdge.org and prices range from $19 to $22. Theater On The Edge is located at 5542 Hansel Avenue, Orlando, FL 32809. Call (407) 334-1843 or go online for more details.
ABOUT THE CAST/CREATIVE TEAM:
ZACK ROUNDY is humbled and honored to be back performing at the Theater On The Edge. Zack completed the Master Meisner Program at Truthful Acting Studios in August of 2013 and has not slowed down since. Eager to perform, he immediately joined the cast of the Truthful Acting Showcase in December 2013, and since has performed in several stage productions including Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues, Sam Shepard's True West, Theresa Rebeck's Seminar, David Ives' Venus in Fur, and most recently David Mamet's American Buffalo. In 2016, Zack appeared in PBS's new series Mercy Street and VH1's Barely Famous as Z-Money.
JOEY GINEL is extremely excited to make his stage debut in Tape at Theater On The Edge. A graduate of the Master Meisner Program at Truthful Acting Studios, Joey has been a part of a handful of independent films including Ring For Service and Loner. When he's not acting, Joey loves to play the guitar and to sing at local venues. He is grateful for this opportunity to work with other amazing actors in this powerful play.
MEGAN RAITANO is thrilled to be making her stage debut in Tape at Theater On The Edge. Growing up only a mile away, she had no idea of the loving, supportive family she would find at Truthful Acting Studios. She is currently completing her second semester of their Master Meisner Program. Megan is especially thankful for the wonderful relationships fostered with her mentors, classmates, and friends.
PAM HARBAUGH studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Acting Institute in NYC. She received her degree in theater from UCF. A member of the American Theatre Critics Association, she writes for BrevardCulture.com and FloridaTheatreOnStage.com and has also participated in an American Theatre magazine "Offscript" podcast. Recent directing work includes Seminar and Venus in Fur at the Henegar Center in Melbourne, Florida. Her original play, Snowfall, was produced last year for the Henegar's New Works Festival. Pam restaged Venus in Fur for Theater On The Edge in spring 2016, and most recently directed American Buffalo in fall 2016.
SAMANTHA DIGEORGE has a deep love for creativity and design, and this has propelled her into her new passion as Artistic Designer for Theater On The Edge, where she is also one of the founding members. Sam has a passion for transforming and repurposing anything and everything artistic that she can get her hands on, and her hyper-realistic junk shop set she created for American Buffalo received much acclaim. She is grateful to be a part of such a creative team and working alongside her husband Marco. In addition, Sam also works for Truthful Acting Studios as Director of Operations, where she takes care of all business operations.
Photo Credit: Derek Alan Rowe