THINGS BEYOND OUR CONTROL

Genre: Drama
by Jesse Kellerman, directed by Justin Ball

Winner of the Princess Grace Foundation Playwriting Award, Kellermans play begins on a rainy Texas night, when a cabbie commits a hit-and-run. Though they try to forget it happened, guilt draws the driver and his passenger together and seven lives change forever. The well-drawn characters include a lesbian airline employee, a doctor with the bedside manner of a mannequin, a waitress who always carries a burn kit - just in case, a single father whose only happiness hovers near death, a high-strung business woman, an ex-con terrified of Texas justice and a street magician whose verbal contortions hide a thirty-year battle to rectify his past. This is a play about Dallas, love, fate, magic and peach pie.


Cast: Annie Armstrong, Andrew Zimmerman, Matt Johnson, Birgit Huppuch, Preston Martin
Open:   01/17/06
Close:   01/28/06

Schedule:
Tuesdays-Fridays at 8pm,
Saturdays at 2 & 8pm,
Sunday at 1 and 7pm
Theater:   Linhart Theater
Address:   440 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
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Cost:$15.00, $10.00 Students and Seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ticket Central at 212-279-4200
Presented by: Grid Theater Company         Official Web Site: www.gridtheater.com
created the Grid Theater Company with Artistic Director Justin Ball on a brisk January day in 2005 over a burger and a shared love of innovative independent theater in New York. Theatrical credits include Romeo and Juliet (Juliet) and Scapin (Hyacinthia) at New Rep; Measure for Measure (Mariana) with Actors Shakespeare Project; Winter's Tale (Hermione) with Tina Packer; Bash (Sue) with Adakia Theater; Things Beyond Our Control (Miranda) with Grid Theater. TV and Film: "Guiding Light", "Shoetube", "Police Man", and the Duplass Brothers upcoming film Baghead. Wearing other hats, she recently directed Caught on Tape for the Putney Players at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is a teaching artist for at-risk students through the Shakespeare Society. She holds an MFA in Acting from Brandeis University.
is pleased to be making his second appearance with the Grid Theater, following a performance in Things Beyond Our Control last year. He has also been on the New York stage in Bash by Neil LaBute, with the Adakia Theater Company. Film credits include: Steven Speiberg's The Lost World, Prom Night, Black and White with Gina Gershon, Amityville Horror, and The Kiss and The Wedding Murders from Canadian director, Bashar Shibib. Televison credits include: "NYPD Blue", "CSI", "Law and Order", "As the World Turns", "Hudson Street", and "The Net". In addition, Ross wrote and directed the feature film Interstate 84 starring Kevin Dillon and Clifton James and executive produced by Kevin Spacey. He also produced the documentary Uncle Frank and the PBS documentary America Rebuilds. He can be seen next as one of the leads in the film Baghead, directed by Independent Spirit Award-nominated filmmaking team, the Duplass Brothers.

Matthew is Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Zootopia Theatre Co. and is an alumnus of Rollins College and Brandeis University (MFA Acting). Matthew directed the world premiere of Barton Bishop’s Still the River Runs for Zootopia last summer, which recently garnered six NY Innovative Theatre Award nominations, including Outstanding Direction. Other directing credits include The House of Blue Leaves, The Zoo Story, Of Mice and Men, and Without a Song, which he also wrote.