CROTHER SPYGLASS AND THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF FATLINDA PALOKA

Genre: Comedy
written by Timothy Dowd (Crother Spyglass) and Marcy Wallabout (The Resistible Rise of Fatlinda P)

SERENITAS MEDIA and EXTRABOLD PRODUCTIONS are pleased to announce the world-premiere production of the double feature CROTHER SPYGLASS and THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF FATLINDA PALOKA, directed by Leah Bonvissuto. The two plays will run 6 performances only at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Streets)). Performances begin Wednesday, June 11th and continue through to Sunday, June 15th.

Exploited by his nickel-nursing boss, dynamic ad man Ray Crother in turn exploits young Adam, a new hire. As Ray and Adam get drunk in Central Park in the middle of the workday, Ray vents about his tour in the Gulf War, his wife's cancer, his frustration with his Dad, his boss' agoraphobia, and his disdain for Crother Spyglass -- the family business of manufacturing decorative telescopes and umbrella stands. It takes another new hire, gorgeous Christine, to bring Ray-Ray to a moment of epiphany.

Something has happened to the sleepy town of Greenville, Georgia. Something unnatural in the form of... pizza! Highly addictive pizza served by a terrifying person who has come from a place in the Balkans, where in summertime, the livin' ain't so easy. Written with uncommon wit by playwright Marcy Wallabout, this is a sparkling and socially important dark comedy about how each of us adjusts to a world anxious with change. A preview version of The Resistible Rise of Fatlinda Paloka was a smash hit at New York's Beyond Brecht Festival in November 2007.

The production features scenic design by Elisa Giordano, costume design by Cat(herine) Fisher, and lighting design by Aimee Schneider.

CROTHER SPYGLASS and THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF FATLINDA PALOKA plays the following schedule:

Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Thursday at 8 p.m.
Friday at 8 p.m.
Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $18 and are now available online at www.smarttix.com or by calling (212) 868-4444. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater box office, 1 hour prior to the performance.

* 90 minutes *



Cast: Timothy Mcdonough, Erin Leigh Schmoyer, Brendan Wahlers, Mark Ellmore*, Nedra Gallegos*, Bridget Nason*, Nick Palladino, Jenny Soo, Nick Thomas

Open:   06/11/08
Close:   06/15/08

Schedule:
CROTHER SPYGLASS and THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF FATLINDA PALOKA plays the following schedule:

Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Thursday at 8 p.m.
Friday at 8 p.m.
Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday at 3 p.m.

Theater:   Theater for the New City
Address:   155 First Avenue
New York,
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Cost:$18.00
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Timothy was seen this past spring in Theatre1010's critically acclaimed production of Brecht/Weill/Hauptman's Happy End, playing Babyface. At the Jean Cocteau Rep (Resident Ensemble): The Threepenny Opera (Readymoney Matt), Mother Courage (Holey Cheese), The Miser (La Fleche) and The Bourgeois Gentleman. FringeNYC '06: A Man's a Man (Galy Gay). Also at 1010: A Month In The Country (Beliayev), Northhanger Abbey (John Thorpe). With The Aquila/Lincoln Center Institute: Much Ado About Nothing (Leonato). At Princeton Summer Theater: Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Gaston), Godspell (Lamar). Timothy holds a BFA from NYU/Tisch, where he trained at the Stella Adler Studios and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London for their Shakespeare in Performance program.

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Siobhan Marie Doherty is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School for the Arts (Stella Adler Studio). She has most recently appeared at the Ontological Theatre in their SINTESI/Dogpile with American Storytelling Project, and Theater for the New City in The Resistible Rise of Fatlinda Paloka. She has enjoyed haunting the Brick Theater (one of Time Out's 50 best kept NY secrets) in Babylon Babylon!, the Baby Jesus Festival, and Death at Film Forum. Right now she in loving her internship with The Civilians. She would like to thank Ryan, Shawna, and cheese, for their existence on this planet.