EDWARD II

Genre: Classical
Written by Christopher Marlowe, Directed by Tom Berger

This production of Edward II is a contemporary interpretation of Marlowe's tale of the young king whose power is threatened by members of the old regime as a result of the choices he makes in his personal life. Edward II is relevant today because of current debates about gay marriage and civil unions, as well as the highly partisan political struggles that rage on. Edward II examines both the prejudices and hate that can exist in humans and our desire for power. This reinvention of this classic explores power versus weakness, establishment versus youth and naivety versus jaded experience.



Cast: Jarred Kjack

Open:   11/29/07
Close:   12/16/07

Schedule:
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sundays at 7 p.m.
Theater:   14th St. Y Theater
Address:   344 East 14th Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$18
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Presented by: (Re:)Directions Theatre Company         Official Web Site: www.redirectionstheatre.com
Nick Fondulis, a native of Long Island, is a graduate of Syracuse University. Recently he played a young Elvis Presley in Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile with The John Drew Theater. Nick currently also performs improv at The Laugh Factory with their official troupe Eight is NEVER Enough! Recent NY Theatre: 365 Days/365 Plays (The Public Theater/Temporary Theatre Co.), Huck Finn (Metropolitan Playhouse), To Paul (45th Street Theater). Some Film: The Life After ("Best LI Film" at Long Island International Film Expo), Essence (Raw Power Productions). Member AEA & SAG. For more information please visit www.nickfondulis.com
Anaïs Koivisto's recent New York credits include Cloud 9 (Ellen/Mrs. Saunders/Victoria) and The False Servant (Chevalier). Regional Credits include Long Day's Journey Into Night (Gloucester Stage Company), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Olney Shakespeare Tour), and GUT Symmetries (The Huntington Light Lab). Boston University credits include: The King Stag (Deramo), The Rimers of Eldritch (Mary), The Revenger's Tragedy (Duchess), Thérèse Raquin (Madame), Two Gentlewomen of Verona (Proteus), and Edmond (The Wife). LAMDA credits: Anthony and Cleopatra (Cleopatra), The Man of Mode (Harriet). Anaïs is a proud member of Theatre Bay Area and Seiche Productions.
  At age 13 Kathryn wrote in a private journal that she liked to act and sing and draw; this essentially became her life thesis. After earning her B.A in theatre from JMU, she toured with the American Shakespeare Center, playing Miranda in The Tempest. She spent a season with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and played Marina in Pericles. She made her NYC debut in 2005 as Shilo in Repo! The Genetic Opera. This spring she played Mathilde in The Germans in Paris at the ArcLight Theatre. Special thanks to Cowshed Spa, her family & friends, and Xander. For GLL.
  Was part of the drama department focus at Professional Performing Arts for 8th and 9th grade. As a founding member of The (Re:) Directions Theater Company, Michael is thrilled to be joining the company's first foray into Elizabethan drama in Edward II. His most recent performance was in (Re:) Directions maiden production of Bordertown at the Manhattan Theater Club in the role of Little Mick. Michael played 15 different characters in a month long run of DirtyGirl at the Kraine theater and was a featured participant in the reality TV series Cube Fabulous. Other favorite roles include Deezo in FnuLnu, Louis Ironson in Angel's in America and Eugene Kurnitz in The Brighton Beach Memoirs while earning his drama degree at Vassar.

Mr. Summers works as a professional director, choreographer, actor, and teacher throughout the country. Recent directing credits include: Growing Up 70's (starring Barry Williams, currently running at the Theater at HA! In Manhattan), Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming (Mt. Gretna Theater), and productions for the Iona Preparatory School and the Loyola School. As an actor, he has performed for five years as the title character in The Adventures of Zak for the Magical Music for Life Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising money for children's charities. Proud member AEA, SSDC.
Miriam Tobin is a recent graduate of the Atlantic Acting School, with roles in "The Women" (Sylvia) and "Two Precious Maiden's Ridiculed" (Magdelen). Her New York directing/technical credits include Joel Adlen's musical "EMMA", Anton Dudley's "BOB", John Patrick Shanley's "Savage in Limbo", and dre.dance's "Re. She also studied theater at Brandeis University and the London Dramatic Academy.