Genre: Drama
by John Patrick Shanley

The setting is a rundown bar in the Bronx, where two of society's rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting conversation over their beer. He is a brooding, self-loathing young man who resorts more to violence than reason; she is a divorced, guilt-ridden young woman whose troubled teenage son is now being cared for by her parents. Danny, whose fellow truck drivers call him "the beast," seems incapable of tender emotion, while Roberta, who is still haunted by the memory of an ugly sexual incident involving her father, is distrustful of men in general. And yet, as their initial reserve begins to melt, and they decide to spend the night together, the possibility of a genuine and meaningful relationship begins to emerge—the first for both of them.
Preview:   10/16/06
Open:   10/17/06
Close:   10/22/06

All performances start at 8pm. Run time is 90 minutes.
Theater:   Altered Stages
Address:   212 W. 29th Street (bet. Seventh &
New York, NY
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Cost:$25.00 at the door, $20.00 Online
Company: Well Urned Productions         Official Web Site: www.wellurnedproductions.com
Gregory Cilmi as Danny
Gregory Cilmi is the founder and Artistic Director of Well Urned Productions, a Not-For-Profit Theatrical Production and Services company serving the Tri-State area and beyond. Through his company, he has frequently held the titles of Producer and Director of Off Broadway Productions.

Gregory is a member of Actor's Equity Association and has performed both on Stage and in Film. An accomplished singer, Gregory has a terrific baritone/tenor range, and has performed in the US and Internationally. As a visual artist, Gregory has designed and built numerous sets for theaters around NY and NJ, both for Equity and Non-Equity productions. Gregory has handled many successful business campaigns, both in the arts and in Business Administration and Management. Aside from performing, Gregory is the author of the children's book "Go Home, Brooke Bunny!" and the upcoming book "Puglia - A Family History in Food and Entertainment". In his spare time, Gregory enjoys designing and building props for the stage and screen, and is a collector of Renaissance Costumes and Arms. For more information on Gregory, please visit www.gregorycilmi.com or www.wellurnedproductions.com. Thank you!

Leticia Diaz as Roberta

No stranger to the stage, Leticia has performed throughout the tri-state area as well as Toronto, Canada. Her stage experience spans over 20 years and encompasses a vast range of both modern and classical dramas, comedies, and musical theatre. Leticia has trained with George Dearani, Action Theatre Conservatory, and David Braucher. She is a Seinfeld fanatic, a twitter-holic and has held the role of mother to some critical acclaim.