| Open: 11/13/08 Close: 12/30/08
OCTAVIAR PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce the New York Premiere of the critically acclaimed one-man show, ZERO, directed by Kelly Fiore. ZERO will play a seven-week limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Roy Arias Theatre 2 (616 9th Avenue). Performances begin Thursday, November 13 and continue through Tuesday, December 30. Opening Night is Thursday, November 20 (8:15 p.m.). Press nights are November 17th and 18th at 8:15 p.m.
ZERO is a comedic exploration of six distinct men as they cross the threshold into dreaded adulthood, and the many speed bumps they encounter as they wrestle with their biggest fears, wants, and worries.
Everyone knew a ZERO in high school. What happens when eight-years-later he wakes up one morning, puking margaritas, wondering what brought him here and takes a good long look at what he's become? Is he forced to let go of who he was in high school and stop centering his life around getting drunk and 'getting some'? Or does he ever?
***Warning: ZERO is intended for Mature Audiences Only, and is not a play for children or younger teens due to crude and sexual humor. ***
Co-playwright Robert O'Connor was in Iraq with the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army when Zero was initially developed. The entire script was written through email and 5 a.m. phone calls -normal waking hours in Iraq. After his second tour in Iraq, Robert committed suicide while working as a recruiter.
Director Kelly Fiore met Danny O'Connor when he was age 15. As an eager young theater professional, he was working with her newly developed theater company Moonpie Productions, in North Dallas. Years later, when their paths crossed again, he was a bit more jaded and bitter, she knew they would work well together. Fiore feels that "Danny has tapped into the "every man" with ZERO. It is familiar, comforting and at times embarrassingly recognizable. Men struggle with the idea of being a man and proving one's manhood while still being a boy inside."
The production features scenic and costume design by Mary Jane Corman and lighting design and stage management by Dujuan Pritchett. Nick Caruso is the sound designer and Thom Sigsby and Josh Zagoren are the choreographers.