Genre: Comedy
adapted from Anton Chekhov by John Prescod

In "Dangers of Tobacco," a man struggles to give a lecture thrust upon him by his overpowering wife, until her mental hold on him leads him to the point of mental breakdown in the middle of his presentation. "Reluctant Tragic Hero" follows a similar journey, as office life, a train, and mosquitoes turn an ordinary man into a near-homicidal monster, while "Marriage Proposal" pits romance against land disputes, disfigured dogs, and a heart murmur.
About the Company: EBE Ensemble

EBE Ensembleis dedicated to developing and presenting new and unique works of theatre. They believe that making theater accessible enhances a community and that, through an ensemble-based approach, they can better present quality theatre that strives for an emotional truth. They believe that a positive and energetic work environment is paramount in developing interesting and entertaining works of art. At the end of their sixth season, EBE Ensemble has produced more than 30 new plays and adaptations, has created the NYIT Award winning one-act festival, Elephants on Parade, and engaged the community through annual productions of updated classic works at no cost in Prospect Park with their Shakespeare in the Pagoda series.

Cast: Jackie Danziger, Josh Luria, Reed Whitney
Open:   08/16/07
Close:   08/20/07

8pm Thursday-Saturday and Monday
2pm Sunday
Theater:   Under St. Marks
Address:   94 St. Mark's Place
New York, NY
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Cost:$14 Adult (Fri/Sat), $12 Student (Fri/Sat); $12 Adult (Thur/Sun/Mon), $9 Student (Thur/Sun/Mon); $7 rush 30 min prior to
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Eric Alba Chubukov in "Marriage Proposal"
Eric is in his third year at NYU, studying at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School.

Recent roles include: EBE Ensemble: Russian Roulette (Chubukov), Pig (Pab); Metamorphoses Productions: Measure for Measure (Duke Vincentio); The Atlantic Theater Company Acting School: Entertaining Mr. Helms (Father).

Eric is also the Artistic Director and founding member of EBE Ensemble. He wrote and directed "Birdlady" as a part of EBE Ensemble's Inaugural festival of short plays, Elephants on Parade 2006, and is currently directing "Reluctant Tragic Hero" as a part of Russian Roulette, running August 16th-20th, 2007.

Montgomery Sutton Lomov in "Marriage Proposal"

Montgomery Sutton* - NYC: The ‘Nightmare’ Dream (Bloody Shakespeare), King Lear (American Bard), Metropolitan Playhouse, Gallery Players, GTTP, EBE Ensemble, Rebellious Subjects, multiple years at FringeNYC. Regional: the world premieres of Gordon Dahlquist’s Tomorrow Come Today (Undermain Theatre), Booth (Second Thought Theatre), and On the Eve (Theatre Three); and at Casa Manana, Circle Theatre, Uptown Players, Watertower Theatre, Shakespeare Dallas, and Dallas Children’s Theater. 2013 DFW Critics Forum Award, Second Thought’s Gruesome Playground Injuries; NYIT Award nominee, Edmund in American Bard's King Lear. Film: Animals (Tribeca Film Festival, 2014), Trouble with Women (Rising Star Award, Canada International Film Festival, 2014), BruteDay 90. BFA, NYU (Atlantic Theater Company).

John Prescod Tolkachov in "Reluctant Tragic Hero"

OK, John is a junior at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, having finished a summer at Stonestreet's Film and TV workshop and two years at the Atlantic Acting School.

Recent acting credits: Pompey (Measure for Measure), Tom (The Intervention), The Steward (Cinderella), Greg (Sylvia), Hennessey (Biloxi Blues), King Philip (The Lion in Winter), Scuzzy (1-900 Desperate) and a smorgasboard of other theater and film.

John is a founding member of EBE Ensemble, having written and directed Pig for Elephants on Parade: 2006 this past winter, and will continue to write, direct and act in the future.