Genre: Comedy
by Constance Congdon

Alzheimers, Adolescence and ...Aliens? The darkly funny story of a normal family that comes together only to fall apart as Grandpa becomes increasingly disabled by Alzheimers. And then the Aliens show up.............

A comedy, a tour through the middle of America, a look at our feeble attempts to connect to each other, a meditation on becoming 'dis' -abled and losing your mind - its just another day in the good old U.S.A.
About the Company: Nicu's Spoon, Inc.
Founded in early 2001, Nicu’s Spoon is dedicated to producing socially reflective theatre that innovatively challenges stereotypes, and touches the heart in an unexpected way. We are the central theater group in New York City who acts as a home for all - differing colors, abilities, ages, genders, and abilities. We celebrate collaboration in developing productions that are pertinent to today’s global, diverse and rapidly changing world. New York City is full of people who are on the move and unheard, in every skin imaginable. We are committed to involving the spectrum of diverse and multi-abled voices in play selection, programs & internships, our artistic, production and volunteer staffs, and in our audience. Each play involves the rainbow we see around us on the streets of NYC. We see only possibilities and intend to change our perception of the world, one play at a time….

Open:   03/28/07
Close:   04/15/07

Wed to Sun at 8:00PM

April 1 and 8 the shows are interpreted into American Sign Language

Theater:   Shetler Studios
Address:   244 West 54th Street (12th Floor) B
New York, NY
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Cost:$18.00, $14.00 Students and Seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Company: Nicu's Spoon, Inc.         Official Web Site: www.spoontheater.org
This is Rebeccas second mainstage production with Nicu's Spoon, having been in the US Premiere of 'Cherish' in summer of 2006. She has also appeared in many of their reading series including various roles in "Spokane" by Christian Gaul, "Casualties of the Great White Washer" by Derin Altay-Gemignani, and most recently in "The Common Cold" and "The Offenses of Cacti", both by Matthew Swaye. Rebecca also performed in the New York Premiere of Tom Stoppard's "Indian Ink" with Alterego Productions. A native Texan, Rebecca had the privilege of studying at Southwest Texas State University under the tutelage of the late, great Larry Hovis. She also spent four summers as a cast member in the Texas Shakespeare Festival.
Theatre: Sir Peter Hall's As You Like It (with Rebecca Hall), numerous appearances with the American Globe and the Storm Theatre here in New York and many theatres regionally. Film: everything from a sociopathic killer in Necrosearch International to a paleontologist in Fossil Fight. M.F.A. from S.U.N.Y. - Binghamton.
Celia is happy to be making her debut with Nicu's Spoon. She has been seen in NYC in Yankee Rep productions The Doomsday Club, King of the Hollywood Hills, and A Piece of My Heart. Film: The Gig (by Frank Gilroy). TV: Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Upright Citizens Brigade.

Michael Hartney is thrilled to make his Nicu's Spoon Theater debut. An acting member of TOSOS II Theater Company, he has been seen in their productions of "Making it Up As We Go Along" in "WeikelWorks" and "Young Stowaways in Space". He wrote and performed sketch comedy for two years with the ensemble Skeeger, and has been seen at Upright Citizens Brigade, The PIT, and The Magnet Theater. He can also be seen in the "Poker Guys" spots on SpikeTV and played The Big Cheese on Nickelodeon's "WACK".

Nico is a NYC native, actor, writer, and dancer. He spent eight years in Baltimore, Maryland as an English major, political activist (think recent trips to Cuba and post-Katrina New Orleans), and theater and music guru before returning to the city and finding the DisThis! Film Series, modern dance across ability, and the movement for Inclusion these arts inspire. Attracted to the independent and offbeat in everything, he now possesses, and will keep going with, precisely that.
Lindsay Goranson has been seen most recently in the Workshop, then Off-Broadway production of Just A Matter of Time at The Sage Theatre. Other recent NYC credits: The Receptionist (Staged Reading, Primary Stages) and We Love You Johnny Hero (FringeNYC). Regional credits: Under the Gaslight (Laura Courtland), Tartuffe (Elmire), Lend Me A Tenor (Diana), The Wall of Water (Denice), and The Seven Year Itch (The Girl). Next: Emergency Contraception The Musical. www.lindsaygoranson.com

Jovinna Chan Head Alien
Jovinna is very happy to be the Head Alien. She wants to express her thanks to the cast and crew for this fun ride. Most importantly, she wants to thank Stepanie for her love and passion. Jovinna is a proud member of Nicu's Spoon and Theatre in the Flesh.

Russell Waldman Alien 2
Russell has acted in various film and video productions but is most pleased with his work with Stephanie and the Nicu Spoon family. He has directed and acted in many of the plays in the reading series. He is elated to be cast in Formicans as this is his debut as an actor in a mainstage production with the company. Expect to see alot more of Russell in our 2008 season! www.russellwaldman.com

Dirk Smile Alien 3
Dirk is very pleased to be working with Nicu's Spoon again after having first worked with them in their production of 1984 . He was last seen onstage in Thomas Bradshaw's Prophet at PS 122. When he is not working, Dirk likes to collect unemployment.