Genre: Comedy, Musical
The Influenzical

Epidemic of Fear: The Influenzical

Politics meets pandemic in this satirical look at mass hysteria, media hype and government backlash.

On a tip from an attractive virologist, a reporter uncovers a batch of very bad chicken. Governor "Crackdown" Casey calls for mass arrests, the creation of the Wellness Island Detention Camp, "Flu Phones" for informants and a mysterious drug to quell the panic.

Is the threat truly deadly, or is this an Epidemic of Fear? This one-hour comedy features live music and free anti-viral vaccines.

For more information, visit www.epidemicoffear.com, or call 917-306-9151

Open:   06/02/06
Close:   06/10/06

Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00PM
Theater:   Kraine Theater
Address:   85 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
Google Maps
click here to close

Take the F or V train to 2nd Avenue

Buy Tickets Online
Company: Prahaha
Zach Adler Surgeon-General Victor "Ducky" Le Fleur
Zach is an actor, comedian and raconteur who excels in medical and para-military roles, making him ideal for Epidemic of Fear.
Gina Dos Santos Virologist Tammy Bunsen

Gina dos Santos is a native New Yorker and a graduate of Tisch School of the Arts. There she had the privilege of studying with the Atlantic Theater Company, and spent a year exclusively studying style and character via the plays of Moliere. Her most esteemed roles thus far include K. in the original play Circles, Emilia in Shakespeare's Othello and most recently as Alice in the Black Door Theatre's production of Sunrise at the Quarry. She can also be scene in The Strokes' music video for Juicebox and Black Kraut's film The Man with Midnight Eyes, scheduled to premiere this year.



Ian Holohan Governor Bob Casey
Ian has been doing theatre and stand-up comedy around the tri-state area for a few years and is very excited to do Epidemic of Fear. "I'm a big fan of the flu. I try to get it at least once a year." Ian is not a member of equity, but is a member of The History Channel fan club.

Ben Keaton Reporter Mitch Dixon
Benjamin Keaton is from Mobile, Alabama and has a full set of teeth. This is his fourth performance with the Prahaha Theater Co. Past shows include Tourist in Prague, Czech Republic, Emergency Non-Stop as part of the New York Fringe Festival, and Volcano at the Producer's Club. Benjamin has also appeared at La Mamma Etc., and the Martin Seagal Theatre. Recently he proudly donned a penguin suit for the Mercury Co. He would like to thank his mother for her support and never buying cereal where sugar is above the fourth ingredient. myspace.com/benjaminkeaton

Alyce Mayors Urbania Public
Alyce Mayors has been seen in Off-off B'way showcases such as Secrets (currently running thru April 30 at Where Eagles Dare Theatre), Mulligan Guard Ball (Drama Rep Co), Rapunzel (Grove St Playhouse) and Hangout Rainbow (ATA). Recent regional productions include Proof, Boy Gets Girl (where she met her husband Tom), Collected Stories, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, and the Long Island premier of Smell of the Kill, which earned excellent reviews.

She recently completed a TV Pilot (Life After Skippy) and has never had the flu, so this show is a real treat.

Chris Muller Frank Blunt
Chris was born and raised in Namibia, and now calls Cape Town, South Africa, home. He spent the last two decades teaching in 6 countries in Africa, Europe and America. In each of these, participated in the dramatic arts, mostly on stage, but also in one film. Presently working at the United Nations International School in Manhattan while furthering studies at Columbia.

Jess Underwood Gubernatorial Candidate Susan Upstart
Jessica Underwood is an NYU/Tisch School of the Arts grad. She recently returned from a tour of Malaysia, where she performed and taught voice and speech. Favorite roles include Becca in Trust, Bee-Bee in SubUrbia and Heidi in Julianne Caesar with her theatre company OverDrive Productions, where she also acts as artistic director. Jess has appeared in numerous downtown plays, musicals, and independent films, and is a proud member of Actor's Equity. Thanks so much to my family and friends, and to Raj, the light of my life.
John has written and produced, with Prahaha, several musical comedies in the past five years, including "The Six Million Dollar Musical" and last year's "Co-op: A Comedy of Epic Pretensions". His show "Emergency Non-Stop," first produced in the Czech Republic, was featured in the 2004 New York Fringe Festival.