JAMES FRANCO AND ME Returns to Epic Theatre Comapny

Epic Theatre is bringing back one of its most successful shows for a very limited run.

"James Franco and Me." Written by Epic Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli, "James Franco and Me" is about one long night in a hospital room as Kevin waits patiently to see if his father will live through the night. Keeping him company is Academy Award nominee and all-around wunderatist, James Franco. Can the two of them make it to the morning without losing their minds?

Oh, and there's a catch--

Each performance will feature Kevin playing himself and a different actor playing James Franco. The two actors will not have rehearsed at all for the show. They will learn their parts separately and meet onstage for the first time to perform the show with no idea what the other actor is going to do.

For this round, we've upped the stakes, and asked Kevin to learn both roles--himself and James Franco. He will find out when the other actor walks onstage each night which role he'll be playing, and he'll only have a few moments to prepare himself before diving into one of the craziest theatrical experiments of all time.

To sweeten the pot, we've asked each of our guest actors to choose a charity, and we're donating all of Epic's proceeds from their individual performances to those selected charities.

If you missed it last time, then trust us, you don't want to make the same mistake again. Last year's production sold out its entire run, and opened to rave reviews. We plan on making this run bigger and better, with special surprises and even a late night show.

#BuckleUp

James Franco AND ME
By Kevin Broccoli

Featuring

Ed Benjamin III
Brian Michael Boruta
Alijah Ileana Dickenson
Nick Doig
Burr Harrison
Kevin PatRick Martin*
Megan Ruggiero
Adam Vargulish

*Denotes Member of Actors' Equity. Performing with Special Permission.

Performances:

Friday, March 3rd @ 8pm - Megan Ruggiero (Charity: Extra Life)

Saturday, March 4th @ 11pm (Special Late Night Show) - Nick Doig (Charity: Big Fluffy Dog Rescue)

Sunday, March 5th @ 4pm - Burr Harrison (Charity: Rhode Island ACLU)

Sunday, March 5th @ 7pm - Kevin PatRick Martin (Charity: Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law)

Friday, March 10th @ 8pm - Alijah Ileana Dickenson (Charity: Planned Parenthood)

Saturday, March 11th @ 8pm - Ed Benjamin III (Charity: Planned Parenthood)

Sunday, March 12th @ 3pm - Adam Vargulish (Charity: One Mission)

Sunday, March 12th @ 7pm - Brian Michael Boruta (Charity: TBA)

All Performances at the Artists Exchange, 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston RI.

Tickets $20 General Admission, $15 Seniors. All Student Tickets are Free as part of Epic's "Free Student Tickets" Program

Tickets can only be purchased at http://www.artists-exchange.org/epictheatrecompany.html.

*Epic Theatre Company seeks to bring provocative contemporary work to Rhode Island as well as new perspectives on classical theater. We strive to continue the tradition of "event" theater, where each production has built-in excitement both for the audiences and the artists involved.

**Epic is a proud member of the Rhode Island Theater Alliance (RITA) and is the Resident Theater Company at the Artists Exchange in Cranston, RI.

***Poster by Elena Semenkova



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