BORDERTOWN

Genre: Comedy
written by Steve Ives; directed by Tom Berger

(RE:) DIRECTIONS THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce this production of BORDERTOWN, directed by Tom Berger. BORDERTOWN will play a three-week limited engagement at 14th Street Theater (344 East 14th Street). Performances begin Thursday, April 24th and continue through Sunday, May 11th. Opening Night is Thursday, April 24th (8 p.m.). Press are invited starting the first performance, Thursday April 24th.

In a remote and run-down café, Fate brings nine disparate characters together as a tornado thunders in. But appearances are deceiving, and there is always something stranger hidden beneath. Gangsters, gamblers, waitresses, cops, the damnable and the Damned and maybe even God Himself meet in a dusty little diner on the Calexico border to find out the meanings of Fate and redemption.

The production features scenic design by Jack Blacketer, costume design by David Withrow, and lighting design by Tim Kaufman. Henry Akona is the sound designer and Courtney Ferrell is the stage manager.

BORDERTOWN plays the following regular schedule through Sunday, May 11th:

Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (no Wednesday performance in the first week)
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.

There will be no performance on Sunday, April 27th, instead there will be a 2 PM and an 8 PM performance on Saturday, April 26th.

Tickets are $18 and are now available online at www.SmartTix.com, by calling 212-868-4444 and one-hour prior to show time at the theater.

*Running time: 2:00 *



Cast: Michael Bertollini, Carlo De Los Reyes, Cary Hite, TD White, Kasey Williams, Steve Ives-Author , Jack Blacketer-Set Design , David Withrow-Costumes , Tim Kaufman-Lighting , Henry Akona-Sound

Open:   04/25/08
Close:   05/11/08

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BORDERTOWN plays the following regular schedule through Sunday, May 11th:

Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (no Wednesday performance in the first week)
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.

There will be no performance on Sunday, April 27th, instead there will be a 2 PM and an 8 PM performance on Saturday, April 26th.

Theater:   14th St. Y Theater
Address:   344 East 14th Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$18.00
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Presented by: (Re:)Directions Theatre Company         Official Web Site: www.redirectionstheatre.com

A native of Long Island, Nick performs every week in the improv experience, Accomplice: New York.  Recently he played the role of Jayden Michael Tyler on 30 Rock and Dr. Corey Whittaker on Mercy on NBC.  He has also appeared on Kings, As The World Turns, Comedy Central and in several commercials on radio and TV.  Nick originated the roles of Elroy Eisner/The Narrator in The Boy in the Basement at The SoHo Playhouse and Barrow Street Theatre, and Guildencrantz in the Shakespeare spoof A Bard's Day's Night('s Dream), and has performed improv all over NYC including at The Laugh Factory with their official improv troupe.  Some training includes a BFA in Acting from Syracuse University, studying at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London and studying technique with Alec Baldwin. Member SAG/AFTRA/AEA. www.nickfondulis.com  

  Michael Kingsbaker has been acting in film, television, and theater for over 20 years. Last year Michael could be seen on "The Black Donnelly's" on NBC and performed the role of Timmy Cleary in "The Subject Was Roses" at the Arvada Center of Performing Arts. He produced and starred in the film "Time Capsule", which won the Audience Choice Award at the Rebel Planet Film Festival in Los Angeles. Michael is a member of the Actors Gym developed by Academy Award Winner Bobby Moresco.

Marta Kuersten attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and graduated with a BFA in 2005. While there she studied at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Since graduating she has worked with theatre companies in New York such as Inverse, Milk Can, Round Table and with the Lake George Theatre Lab in Bolton Landing, NY. Most recently, she appeared in Really Rosie with Atlantic For Kids and in Bordertown with (re:)Directions Theatre Company.

  Tom's work as a director, choreographer, music director, teaching artist and performer has been seen all over North America in around 200 productions, give or take. He has been instrumental in the development of several new works, including A Stoop on Orchard Street (off-B'way, LA, FL, 1st National), My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon (off-B'way), Cat's Cradle (based on Vonnegut, with UTC #61), Bordertown (RTC / Manhattan Rep), Kingdom (NYMF, recipient of the Outstanding Musical Award and member of NAMT) and My Catskills Summer (FL), amongst many, many others. Tom currently serves as the Artistic Director of (re:) Directions and recently directed the critically-acclaimed adaptation of Marlowe's Edward II and performed in Erin Smiley's production of Jones & Schmidt's Celebration. He is an active teaching artist in the tri-state area and is proud to call RTC home.
  This is the third show Courtney has stage managed with re:directions, of which she is a company member. Other credits include Bordertown and Edward II (re:directions), Rocky Horror Show and Songs for a New World (Marist), and Importance of Marrying Wells (Fringe05). Courtney is a graduate of Marist College where she was Chairperson of Publicity and House on the Marist College Council of Theatre Arts Executive Board. She currently teaches Math at Bronx Theatre High School and is working toward her Masters at Teachers College of Columbia.
  T. D. White is a member of The Dramatists Guild, holds an M.A. in the Theatre Arts and recently translated Jean Jullien's Naturalist manifesto, "Le Theatre Vivant" into English. He is the title character in Seamus McNally's short film, The Hypnotist, and recently enjoyed principal roles in "Karaoke Night at the Suicide Shack" (as Ernest Hemingway) and David Mamet's "Reunion." TV credits include "Sex and the City," "Deadline," and Law and Order's "Conviction." He is the Executive Producer of the Award-Winning (2007 New York/Avignon Film Festival)short, "Jacques Prevert's To Paint the Portrait of a Bird" in which he is featured as the reclusive painter.