Genre: Comedy
by Jonathan Todd Ross

Propinquity Productions presents the premiere of TALL TALES OF TRUE STORIES by Jonathan Todd Ross from August 1-4, 2007 at 440 Studios. Six plays follow six young men who connect with women but can't commit to them. One-night stands, obscene fantasies, sexually fraught male bonding and chance encounters with old girlfriends reveal their anxieties run deep and their egos loom large – but they might be ready for something more – just maybe not quite yet?

In Morning Breath, Mark (Brian J. Carter*) wants more than a one-night stand with Julie (Rachel Martsolf) but has he been single for so long that he only knows how to communicate through insults and evasions? Directed by Jeff Tabnick.

After an elevator ride with a model, a computer programmer (Birch Harms) becomes obsessed with a certain obscene phrase in The Spring I Was a Man. Directed by Helena Prezio.

Roommates Troy (Matty D. Stuart*) and Brett (Daniel Cohen*) watch football on a Sunday afternoon. Intimacy takes many forms... Halftime. Directed by Joseph Ward.

In Comfortable Pants, the hunt for a new wardrobe leads a young couple to wonder what other changes they need to make in their lives. With Ari Butler*, Emily Hagburg and Nick Cearley.* Directed by Courtney Phelps.

A young man (Matty D. Stuart*) runs into his former girlfriend (Shannon Kirk) in the park. They broke up so long ago. He is totally over her. Absolutely over her. There are just one or two small things he'd like to get off his chest ... in Closure, directed by Steve Bebout.

In Force of Habit, a perpetually lonely guy (Brian J. Carter*) pontificates to his bartender (Talia Rubel) on why being alone on his 30th birthday is so great. When she gives him a taste of her own loneliness, he finds what he didn't know he was looking for. Directed by Jeff Tabnick.

Jonathan Todd Ross has previously written Dear Grandpa (part of Latkes and Applesauce, Merkin Hall); and the screenplay "Time Machine Girlfriends" with Jeff Tabnick. As an actor, he has appeared in a variety of plays, cartoons, and television shows, including an upcoming episode of the ESPN miniseries The Bronx Is Burning. Theatre credits: Happy Days: The Musical (Falcon Theatre), One Hundred Years Into the Heart (NYMF, Primary Stages), Evening with Richard Rodgers (Westchester Philharmonic), Cupid and Psyche (Altered Stages). Television credits: "Bronx Is Burning," "One Life to Live," and voiceovers for "Yugioh," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and "GI Joe."

Founded in 2002, Propinquity Productions, LLC, strives to make entertaining theater by pumping new life into already existing theatrical forms. The company recently produced Jeff Tabnick's An Intelligent Design in The Baby Jesus One-Act Jubilee presented by The Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Past full-length productions include I Found Her Tied To My Bed at UNDER St. Mark's, Galapagos (with Lightning Strikes), and The Moral Value Festival presented by The Brick Theater; Barrymore's Body at the 2004 New York City International Fringe Festival; Two Rooms; and 68. In addition, Propinquity presented a one-act play, The Disease of Geography, at Developing Artists, primarily for high school students.

Open:   08/01/07
Close:   08/04/07

Wed-Sat at 8pm
Theater:   440 Studios
Address:   440 Lafayette Street @ Astor Place,
New York, NY
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