Genre: Comedy, Drama, Lesbian+Gay
Playwright - Robert Charles Gompers, Director - Antonio Merenda

How far would you go to get the one you want...back? THE LONG RIDE HOME is a journey of first love, lost love and second chances. In 1994, we meet a young Paul and James as they take a road trip to Savannah where they suddenly find their relationship to be more real than they ever expected. Frightened by the possibilities, they part ways. Seven years later, we meet an older and hopefully wiser Paul and James, portrayed by two different actors, who decide to give their relationship a second chance. But some wounds never heal. As James struggles to battle his addictions, Paul loses more than he ever thought possible. Will the two overcome their past and be able to love each other, imperfections and all? And will the many roads they travel finally lead them back home?

This production contains adult themes and nudity

Open:   07/20/07
Close:   07/22/07

Friday, July 20 at 9PM
Saturday, July 21 at 1:30 pm
Sunday, July 22 at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Theater:   Cherry Lane Theatre
Address:   38 Commerce St.
New York, NY 10014
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Tim Mccann James - 1990's
Tim is an '05 graduate of SUNY New Paltz. Selected credits include: The Laramie Project (Jedediah Schultz), Biloxi Blues (Wykowski) and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Ruckly). Regional credits: South Pacific (McCaffery), Beauty and the Beast (Monsieur D'Arque) and Smogzilla! (Smogzilla). New York credits include: Next! (Jimmy). Tim apologizes for all of the exclamation points, and wants to thank Robert & Antonio, for giving him the opportunity to work on this, and his truly amazing family, who are the reason for any past, present or future success.
David Beck Paul - 1990's
David's New York credits include Confessions with the NY Fringe Festival (next door in Cherry Lane), the critically acclaimed The Private Life of the Master Race with Roust Theatre Company, and Doctor Faustus with Toy Box Theatre. He has performed with ArtsPower National Touring Theatre, Queens Shakespeare, River Repertory in Connecticut, and has appeared as a guest artist at Columbia University's M.F.A. program. David has also appeared in several independent films and is a member of Actor's Equity. Originally from Dayton, Ohio, David hopes to spread the message of peace and equality to all people everywhere.
Joe Capozzi James - 2000 to Present
James was last seen on stage in the NY premier of The Asphalt Kiss at 59E59 and the cabaret Pushed to the Edge. Recently appeared in the feature films Night Falls Fast and The Capitalist. TV credits include Law & Order, All My Children & As the World Turns. Joe currently studies with George DiCenzo.
Dan Almekinder Paul - 2000 to Present
Dan recently performed in The Haunting of 85 East 4th Street at the Red Room on the Lower East Side. His favorite roles include Paul in Jitter and Dennis Shepard in The Laramie Project. Other New York credits include The Idol (Claude), Last Laugh (Gordon) and Philophobia (Henry). Selected film credits: ...fall to the Son (Son) as part of the Tribeca Film Festival, Amazon Theatre Online Short Film Competition last year, The Parting (Matt), and Queens (Peter). Dan has studied Meisner with Larry Silverberg and has been involved in classes and workshops at The Actors Institute since 2003. A graduate of SUNY New Paltz, Dan has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre and a Master's in Education.
Bilgin loves to write, perform, play the drums and laugh and yes in that exact order.

Her recent works include When I Fell performed at the One Woman Standing Festival with Emerging Artists Theater, Pushed to the Edge performed at the D-Lounge and playing a gambler in the upcoming film Goyband. She is currently studying with George DiCenzo. She wishes to thank The Long Ride Home cast, especially Robert and Antonio.