SUBURBIA

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Eric Bogosian

The parking lot of a mini-mall convenience store is the private domain of three men in their very early twenties: Jeff, Buff and Tim. Jeff is a sometime student, Buff an easy-going party animal and Tim a virtual alcoholic Air Force vet. They talk trash, harass Nazeer, the Pakistani owner of the store and revel in their high-school glory days. They drink beer, get high, eat Oreos. Jeff ponders his problematic relationship with his artist girlfriend, Sooze, and Buff fantasizes a relationship with Sooze's best friend, Bee-Bee, a nurses' aide on the critical ward of the local hospital. The focal point of this evening is the arrival of an old high-school chum, Pony, and his female associate, Erica. Since Pony left Burnfield (the name of this fictional suburban town), he has gone on to become semi-famous fronting for a band that has an album on the charts and a video on MTV. In the course of the evening, all of the friends congregate in the parking lot. Once Pony arrives in his black limo, fascination with his success metamorphosizes into jealousy, then flowers into bitter anger. New liaisons evolve as Buff succeeds in wooing Bee-Bee; Tim discovers his splenetic misanthropy is a turn-on for Erica; and Pony turns Sooze's restlessness to his advantage. The building tension between the friends is accentuated with absurd physical moments and sheer violence: Sooze performs her piece for the group; Tim beats up Nazeer; and Buff gives new definition to the term "wrecked." As the next day dawns, some of the group have found their way out of Burnfield while the rest are left to deal with a tragedy that could have been any of them.
About the Company: Red Star Productions
RedStar Productions is a company comprised of young artists with the intention of doing theatre that is entertaining and challenging to both themselves and the audience. Creating moving theatre is a massive undertaking: one that requires commitment and passion from those involved. The company's goal is for an audience who attends a RedStar production to leave the theatre just as inspired as those on stage.
Open:   03/30/05
Close:   04/03/05

Schedule:
///Wednesday to Saturday at 8:00PM, Sunday at 4:00pm
Theater:   Producers Club Theatres
Address:   358 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$18.00 at the door, $15.00 in advance, $12.00 Students and Seniors
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Company: Red Star Productions         Official Web Site: www.redstartheatre.com
Katie Lorraine will be playing Sooze in this production of 'Suburbia.' She was last in 'Poloroid Stories' in October playing Skinhead Girl. She is a founding member of Red Star Productions and is happy to be continuing work at the Producer's Club. She graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and following she worked with Wooden I. Productions at the Arthur Seelen Stage. There she was seen as Shelly in 'Moonchildren,' Stephanie in 'Three Years from Thirty,' and the Countess in 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile.' She has also been involved briefly with several improv groups around the city. As well as being an actor she has been teaching drama to elementary school kids in after school programs for the last two years. She also has recently finished her first full length play entittled "Out of my Head" which she hopes to see produced in the next year.
Sa likes the Mets
Steven is thrilled to be making his New York theater debut with Red Star. He is very grateful for the opportunity to be working with such an energetic young theater company. His more recent theater credits include Mid Summer's Night Dream and Amadeus.
Lisa Ebersole Bee Bee

LISA EBERSOLE is a playwright, actor and director.  Her newest play, MOTHER, will premiere in July 2009 at The Wild Project in New York.  Ms. Ebersole's plays include: PANDA (2009), METHINKS (2007), BROTHER (2005) and PEOPLE DIE THAT WAY (2004).  She acted in and directed the feature film BROTHER, which premiered at Tribeca Cinemas in 2008.  Ms. Ebersole graduated from New York University and has studied acting with Tom Noonan, Austin Pendleton, and The Barrow Group.  She currently lives in New York's East Village.

Lindsey Glass is thrilled to be performing in Suburbia wit this dynamic group of talented people. She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and is also currently working on a tv pilot called "Chande Air - Flight 69" She'd like to thank her Gram & Pa for their strong support. "Hitch your wagon to a Star"
Frank Robbins plays "Pony" and is a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. He has appeared in various productions around the city and has worked just about every day job imaginable. Frank is thrilled to be working with Redstar again after having an incredible time doing Polarid Stories this past fall. Frank would like to thank Laura Cass for this opportunity to explore this character and Katie Lorraine for helping him learn to play guitar in such a short amount of time.

Roy Koshy Norman
Roy Koshy plays "Nazeer". He is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and has appeared in various plays in Austin, New York, and San Francisco. Recent productions include Aria Da Capo, The Inspector, and Moonchildren. Roy is a stand-up comic, and he also performs in many improv shows on a regular basis. Roy is thrilled to be working with Red Star Productions on Suburbia. Thank you to everyone involved in this production, and a special thanks goes to Kashis Irfram, Omar Ahmed, Arif Kajn, Wazir Babul, and Shahid Paaracha for their generous assistance and insight.
Rick Mace Tim
is an actor, producer,Katie's loving boyfriend and a RedSox Fan
Has a dog named Piggy
Jane Guyer can be found in and out of theaters in and around New York. She is pleased to be working with Red Star Productions again as Production Stage Manager and assistant to the lovely director Laura Cass.