THE LAST CLOUD

Genre: Drama
©Kymm Zuckert
Written and Directed by Blake Bradford

Taking place over the course of a year, The Last Cloud follows five friends as they navigate life after college, in the awkward phase before they have the skills to "be" anything. Things go awry when Laura's younger brother moves in for the summer, showing everyone that there is more to life than office politics. Set against the metaphor of a Rubik's Cube, The Last Cloud is a coming of age story of how friends can get so intertwined that they lose their individuality.

With an amazing ensemble cast, The Last Cloud promises to be a rock-and-roll thrill ride for a generation that is just now considering growing up. Toss in a goulash of art, politics, and blatant 80's nostalgia and you have what reviewer Robert McDowell called, "The most engaging night of theatre I've experience in a long time. A true must-see!"

Open:   06/20/07
Close:   07/01/07

Schedule:
Wed-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm
Theater:   Roy Arias Theaters
Address:   300 W. 43rd Street 5th Floor
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$18.00
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Christine Vinh Elizabeth, fiancee of Nathan, but in love with Greg
Christine Vinh (Hannah Swindon) has performed in over a dozen shows in her three years since coming to New York, including Conjur Woman in "Dark of the Moon" and Hippolyta and Oberon in an all-female production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". SHe is thrilled to have the opportunity to revisit this role - one of her firsts here in New York. She has also appeared in two other Blake Bradford-authored shows - "Gay Slave Handbook" and "The Last Cloud". She has recently directed "Office Hours" as well as "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]" and "Carl the Second". Christine serves as Executive Director of Phare Play Productions and is also a corporate attorney.
Lizzie Ann Schwarz Laura, girlfriend of Greg, hungry for order in her life
Lizzie Ann Schwarz is so excited to be working with Phare Play once again! Last seen as Gwendolyn in the New York premiere of "Lubricant" (ETC Productions), her other NY credits include: "An Ideal Husband" (Foolish Mortals), "The Last Cloud" (ETC Productions), "An Ozark Mountain Christmas" (Love Creek), "Under a Cowboy Moon" and "Unwrap Your Candy" (Phare Play), and "Visions", an ongoing show dedicated to the healing power of theatre. Lizzie is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, where she studied with Joan Darling and has attended the Stella Adler Conservatory.
Michael Weems Greg, a hopeful writer

Michael Weems Is a NYC based actor/writer/playwright. Michael has recently appeared in Art (Developing Acts), Burden Me (Strawberry Riant Festival), Mind Bleach (sketch comedy troupe performing at the Broadway Comedy Club), Dance at Bataan (Wings Theater), Office Hours  and The Twilight of the Golds (Phare Play Productions), and 1776 (St. Bart's Players). Recent writing credits include: Fragments and Onward, Forward (Little Hibiscus Productions), and Subtlety (Algonquin Theater). Thanks to my loves, Christine & Thomas. Michaeltweems.com

Tim Kondrat Nathan
Tim Kondrat (Sorted Jay) has recently appeared on "Forensic Files" for True TV and can be seen in the recurring role of "Nicolai" in the internet sitcom Duder at dudershow.com. He is happy to be working with Phare Play again and has also previously performed in New York at the Peter Norton Symphony Space, Theater-Studio Inc, the Michael Weller Theater and the Frederick Loewe Theater.

Tamara Cacchione Vanda, a lonely actress who goes about finding love in the wrong ways.
Tamara Cacchione (Marlene) is an alum of Vassar College with a B.A in Drama, Stella Adler Conservatory, and the National Theater Institute. Since making her debut at the age of 3 as a tap dancer at Carnegie Hall, she has performed with Phare Play, Tri-Arts at Sharon Stage, Love Creek Productions, and the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Favorite roles include Christine in "Carl the Second" (Phare Play), Vanda in "The Last Cloud" (Etc. Productions), Demetrius in an all-female production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Foolish Mortals Productions), Callie in "Stop Kiss", April in "Hot L Baltimore" (for which she won Best Actress from the Philaletheis Society at Vassar), Lady Anne in "Richard the Third" and Winnifred in "Once Upon A Mattress". She is also studying the flying trapeze as well as other aerial arts, has choreographed over 20 productions, and recently appeared in several short films. tk_cacchione@yahoo.com.
Nick May Andrew
Nick May is excited to be performing the role of Andrew in The Last Cloud for the second time. He was recently seen alongside current castmate Lizzie Schwarz in Phare Play's production of Under A Cowboy Moon; he recently finished starring in a feature film directed by Spencer Lee Schilly. Favorite Credits include: Equus, Master Harold and the Boys, and Naughty Prep School Stories (Fringe '06) Nick is a proud graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and he also studied at Second City (Toronto) and The New School of Drama. Special thanks to family and friends for support.
Blake Bradford Director

Blake Bradford is an Emmy Award winning writer/director whose theatrical work has appeared all over the US and internationally in Canada, Mexico, Greece, Scotland/England, Denmark, Italy and South Africa. His original plays I, Undertow, The Unfortunate Honeymoon of Tony and Steve, Dance at Bataan, The Last Cloud, and Gay Slave Handbook are actively seen in the regional circuits and NYC. As a director, his most acclaimed work has been with two time Emmy Winner Joan Darling and Bill Svanoe. Blake has directed Ms. Darling all over the US in Svanoe's Quisisana, Lost and Found, Pants on Fire, Callback, The Last Silver Zephyer, and The Last Laugh. Other NYC includes MidsummerSnake in Fridge, Dark of the Moon, Cherry Orchard, Twilight of the Golds, Tempest, Arsenic & Old Lace, Spitfire Grill and Jellyroll Shoes. He serves as Associate Artistic Director of the Wings Theatre, where he runs Zephyer Rep.  Blake is currently on the staff of "Live from Lincoln Center" (PBS), where they won a 2008 Emmy for Madama Butterfly. Other TV credits include "The Big Gay Sketch Show" (LOGO/MTV), "Showtime at the Apollo" (NBC), "Drama Desk Awards" (PBS) and "Arthur Ashe Kids Day" (CBS).