WEASEL EROTICA

Genre: Comedy
featuring The Talented Talent Brothers

The zoo is in danger from a land developer keen to turn the property into a casino and racetrack. What they need is a star attraction to bring in the audiences and increase funding. Enter wealthy widow Ms. Rittenrotten with a keen idea ... bring in the most rare animal in the world, the Brazilian Trouser Weasel. Surely the increased revenue will save the zoo! The only problem, who will care for and feed these exotic animals? Who will display them & perform twice daily shows to pack the house? Who, you ask? The only real weasel expert in the world. The Weasel Hunter! Professor Henri Wagstaff! But can even Professor Wagstaff outsmart a smarmy land developer and the Monster-From-Under-Your-Bed? The Talented Talent Brothers return with an army of singing and dancing weasels in this madcap farce.
Open:   08/04/06
Close:   08/27/06

Schedule:
Friday & Saturday at 8:00PM, Sundays @ 3:00PM
Theater:   Looking Glass Theatre
Address:   422 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019
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Cost:$15.00
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Company: Baby Hippopotamus Productions         Official Web Site: www.babyhippopotamus.com
Tony King as Roy
... you may call him by his last name or if you're slightly bolder, "Your Majesty" is what this young man prefers. Tony King has always felt honored to be included in the Talented Talent Brothers' group. He hails from Rock Hill, South Carolina and is a proud son of the South. When people say the South will rise again, what they're actually referring to is Tony King. He came to New York in 1999 to study acting at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Mr. King has starred Off-Broadway as Milton Derby in Mother Tongue and Andrew in Grease Pan Alley. Some Off-Off Broadway credits include Tom Wingvalley in Christopher Durang's For Whom The Southern Bell Tolls and Buck in Betty's Summer Vacation. Touring for a year with Chamber Theatre, Tony had the pleasure of playing such roles as the narrator in an adaptation of Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart and Jim Smiley in The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Caleveras County. For his most recent film "his Majesty" moped around and acted desperately strange in Crossing Over. As a man of character and charm, Tony would also like to dedicate his performance to all the girls he's never loved before (Melissa Jo Talent, etc.). Tony thanks those women that he loves for their support (Mom, Grandma, Colleen [love you baby! {she's my little sugar pie}]).
Amy Kersten as Alison
hails from the far away land Kansas and now lives in Brooklyn to attempt to make up for her embarssingly suburban background (insert bad Wizard of Oz quote here). Her grand theatrical debut was in The Spinach Musical at the Lenexa, Kansas annual Spinach Festival. And after throwing raw spinach at her audience, Amy was hooked. Most recently she appeared at the Medicine Show Theatre in "Fire Exit" and "The Changeling". She is also working currently theatre groups Random Coconuts and Point of You. Amy recently appeared in the pilot episode for the internet sitcom duder. (she has no idea why its called duder by the way). For more info visit www.dudershow.com, also available on itunes. Amy is not Aries and actually doesn't like long walks on the beach, just so you know.
King Talent as Professor Wagstaff
... has had one of the most non-traditional careers a performer could possibly have. He spent the first several years of his career living out of a beat up 1988 Nissan Sentra while travelling the United States staging everything from improvisational comedy shows to Shakespeare. His introduction to comedy came in the early '90s as a performer and emcee with Naked Comedy in Las Vegas. Later he would form his own theatrical company and continue to stage plays throughout the Southwest while also writing and directing TV commercials for McAlister Television. While in North Carolina in 1999 he wrote, directed and was featured as Groucho Marx in the revue Why a Duck? In 2004 he formed Baby Hippopotamus Productions and has since written and performed in our productions of SHE SAID MAYBE, ABNORMAL STEW and WEASEL EROTICA. While developing his own one-man show, King discovered the world of stand-up comedy and, being one to never shy away from a challenge, began to venture away from the world of independent theatre and deep into the world of the comic. He has two children, Derek and Ty, who mean the world to him and are the source of his smile. It's all about the Baby Hippopotamus!
Matt 'Mo' Talent as Harry
... has been performing since childhood, but actually began to study acting in 1992, first with the De Anza Shakespeare Ensemble where he portrayed Hamlet/Polonius (Hamlet), Baptista (Taming of the Shrew), Friar Lawrence/Peter (Romeo & Juliet) along with studying fencing. He then went to study at the Foothill Theatre Conservatory where he played George Gibbs in Our Town. He has worked with Comedy & Tragedy Inc where he played the role of Watson (Death by Writers Block) and wrote/directed/performed in a one-act (why do we do it?). Before moving the NYC he worked with City Lights Theatre Company in And to All a Good Night, The Eight Reindeer Monologues and Cosi. He has also worked with Northside Theatre Company in such plays as A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Maderatti and Holiday. He is thrilled to be re-united with his family after having appeared with King & Mel during last year's Abnormal Stew.
Jeremy Sykes as Gregory Grimm
... joins the Talented Talent Brothers playing dual roles (you'll just have to wait and see ... it's too complicated to explain here) in Weasel Erotica. He recently performed in The Brig through the Works Theatre Project's anti- war play series. Recent singing performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the New York Geneological Society. Jeremy enjoyed two years with the The Magic Bridge Children's Theatre Company, as Foxy in "Dolphin Up a Tree." Jeremy is also a painter and has artwork hanging at two Upper West Side establishments
joins the The Talented Talent Brothers playing the role of the conniving, bitchy seductress, "Flo" in Weasel Erotica. The Cannes Film Festival recently debuted her latest indy film, "Sex and Camping," where she played the neurotic nymphomaniac "Nadine." Ironically, she came from the tight, buttoned-up business world before switching to follow her dream of actingits from THAT world that allows her to access her edgy, antagonist behaviors! She moved to NYC from a small town in Wisconsin, via Minneapolis, MN where attended the University of Minnesota, worked for General Mills and later became an NFL Cheerleader for the Minnesota Vikings. You can also see her in an upcoming episode of "One Life to Live," where she attempts to steal Kelly Cramers boyfriend!
Rebecca Sponseller as Ms Rittenrotten
a.k.a. "Opera Girl," originally hails from California, where she studied opera performance. Some of her favorite West Coast credits include Carousel (Carrie), You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lucy), Phantom (Christine), and La Cenerentola (Clorinda). After getting a master's degree in voice, Rebecca ran away to Germany with hopes of setting a new beer drinking record. When that didn't work out, Rebecca settled for studying theater in Berlin on a Fulbright Scholarship. Rebecca has performed internationally in many Berlin theatres and at the Dublin Fringe Festival. Rebecca has also performed at the NY Fringe Festival and at the Media Theatre (PA) where she was most recently seen in The Student Prince.
Jennifer Sandella as Ray-Ray
Jennifer Sandella (Alison - Tristan) is a New York City native and a recent graduate of the BFA acting program at Hofstra University. Favorite past credits include "The Liberation of Little Lulu" at Theater for the New City, "Seascape with Sharks and Dancer" and "Weasel Erotica." For more info please visit www.jennifersandella.com
Kimi Winkler as Kitty
... after attending K.D. Acting Conservatory in Dallas Texas, Kimi Winkler made the move to New York in 2003. Although her first love was performing live she now appreciates the art of on camera acting as well. Mostly working in experimental theater and short films, she has consistently continued to pursue her career, as well as better herself as an actor. After recently being featured in the Krups Short Film competition's winning entry, "Espresso Ninjas" and performing in the Samuel French Festival in "Taxi", she joins us here in "Weasel Erotica" as Kitty, the mischievous, yet lovable counterpart of one very excited weasel.