Genre: Musical
Lyrics by Bill Nabel, Music by Bob Christianson, Directed by Greg Wiggans

Follow nine refugees in their quest for asylum in the US and the three INS agents who decide their fate. Do they stay or do they go? How would you decide? Get it wrong and you might as well sentence them to death...or worse. Inspired by true stories from the asylum process; stories of life and death. They are real, sometimes humorous, but always compelling.
Open:   07/16/07
Close:   08/04/07

Monday, July 16 - 10:30 pm
Thursday, July 19 - 10:45 pm
Sunday, July 22 - 9:30 pm
Thursday, July 26 - 4:30 pm
Monday, July 30 - 10:30 pm
Friday, August 3 - 4:15 pm
Theater:   Workshop Theater
Address:   312 West 36th Street
New York, NY
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(Take the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E trains to 34th Street)

Cost:$18.00, $15.00 Students and Seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Company: Double Play Connections         Official Web Site: mentalpause.home.att.net
  Broadway: By Jeeves (Stiffy Byng), Beauty & the Beast (over 400 performances as Belle), Les Miserables (appeared as Fantine), Marie Christine (Lincoln Center) Bernstein-American Songbook (Maria â€"Lincoln Center) National Tour: Evita 20th Anniversary Tour (Eva Peron), Annie Get Your Gun. World Premieres: Hunchback of Notre Dame (Esmeralda), Hidden Sky (Best Actress Barrymore Award nom.). TV: Evangeline (PBS), Law & Order: SVU. Film: Guerrilla (Gladys Perez) Proud daughter of Cuban Refugees and a first generation American! Visit her custom jewelry boutique www.JewelofHavana.com
Eric Chan Huang Xiang
Eric Chan's Broadway credits include the revival of Roger's and Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song (Mr. Lee), Miss Saigon (Assistant Commissar), James Clavell's Shogun The Musical (Omi-san), and the revival of Anything Goes at Lincoln Center. (Louie) Film and Television credits include As The World Turns (C.B.S.), When I Grow Up (Paramount/Fox), and 3 A.M. (Spike Lee/Sam Kitt)
Jan Leslie Harding Martha Louise
Jan Leslie has been working in New York theatre since she arrived here over twenty years ago. She has been seen on Broadway in Julie Taymore's The Green Bird. Off-Broadway credits include: A Lie of the Mind,Defying Gravity,Album,Killer Joe, and Sincerity Forever for which she received an OBIE award. She has been featured in many Mac Wellman and Richard Foreman productions. Most notably in The Land of Fog and Whistles at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Birth of a Poet at the BAM Next Wave Festival and The Brothers Karamazov with EnGarde Arts. Jan Leslie is a founding member of The Flea, a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre and lives in Greenwich Village with her seven year old daughter.
  Most recently appeared as Liat in South Pacific starring Ron Raines. New York: A New Brain (Waitress/Nancy D.). National Tours: The King and I (Tuptim) starring Stefanie Powers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz. Regional: Sayonara (Hana-Ogi), Children of Eden (Yonah), A Chorus Line (Connie) starring Peter Scolari, Camelot (Nimue), Once on this Island (Ti Moune), Hair, Damn Yankees. Concerts: The Public Sings: A 50th Anniversary Celebration at City Center, National Symphony Celebration at The Kennedy Center. Television: One Life to Live, Comedy Central, Fox and Friends, and several commercials. Michelle would like to thank her family and Martin for their constant love and support.
  National Tour: Fiddler on the Roof (30th Anniversary) Regional: Cinderella, Angelina, Two by Two, Fiddler on the Roof(s) New York: Macdeath, White Cotton Sheets, Ziegfeld Girl, Sex Changes Everything, Slasher: the Splatter Rock Musical. Concerts/Cabaret: Lincoln Center, Symphony Space Thalia, Maxim's, and many more. Numerous workshops, readings, demos, and industrials. TV: "As the World Turns". In a previous lifetime: founded a singing telegram business and was a resident wench at the Royal Dumpe Dinner Theatre in St. Louis.
  Proud member of Equity since 1999. Broadway: Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia!, Bombay Dreams. Off-Broadway: The Crying Woman/La Llorona (La Llorona). Films/TV: Rockaway (2007), The Wicked (2007), Joe Hero (AOL Pilot), A.S.A.S. (AOL Pilot).
  Ernest(Jamal) is excited to be a part of Take Me America. Some of his credits include "Olympus On My Mind," "SweeneyTodd," My One and Only,"(Regional). "Martha & Me," "Uncle Jed's Barbershop,"(Off-Broadway). "Show Boat," "Music of the Night," "Porgy and Bess,"(National Tours). This native of Savannah, Georgia is a recent graduate of William Esper Studio.