Genre: Comedy
Written by Bridget Harris; Directed by Leah Bonvissuto

Out of Control (dark comedy)
Written by Bridget Harris
Directed by Leah Bonvissuto
Featuring: Kat Ross, Beverley Prentice*, Dorothy Frey, Marca Leigh*, Danaher Dempsey, and Maria Portman Kelly*
*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association. AEA approved showcase.

Running Time: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes
The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre at Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 West 36th St., 1st Fl.

Potheads, alcoholics, shopaholics and chocoholics--
who can save these women from themselves?

A dark comedy, which explores a women's support group called Overindulgers Anonymous.

Peter Quick, a popular motivational speaker, comes to town as a guest lecturer to help the women overcome their various addictions, bringing more than just his astute instruction. When he begins to woo single-mother and group member, Sweetie, he faces the skepticism of her over-protective reading tutor, Brenda, a lesbian and fellow overindulger.

Open:   07/18/08
Close:   08/02/08

Show Times for Out of Control are as follows:

Friday, July 18 at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 20 at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 26 at 3:30 p.m.
Monday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 2 at 1:00 p.m.

Theater:   Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
Address:   312 West 36th Street, Second Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Recent credits include Candida (Marchbanks), A Man's A Man (Jessie Mahoney), Romeo & Juliet (Mercutio), Mother Courage (Eilif).
Kat Ross (Sweetie) is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory. Recent credits include "Triple Threats", "Terrible Things" and the feature film "New Brooklyn." She is also a classically trained singer and privately continues her studies in both singing and acting. Originally from Toronto, she currently resides in New York City with her husband Ian Belton

(Brenda) Born and raised in Cardiff, UK, Beverley began her performing career as a dancer graduating from the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London. She has enjoyed a dynamic career in dance, traveling extensively internationally; she's a former company member of the New York-based Urban Bush Women. Acting credits include: Scylla in Darker Face to the Earth, Hortensio in Taming of the Shrew and Antigone (US), The Oedipus Plays, 2003 Athens Festival (Greece); Salome, Portia in Julius Caesar, Julio in Feign'd Courtesans; Ntianu in Udu, Alicia in Mycenaean, and Spencer in Edward II.
(Dolores) began performing as a child, singing and dancing on local television, in international cultural festivals and the men's state prison. She studied acting in London at Drama Centre and City Literary Institute. Her autobiographical one-woman show Becoming Lola has been seen at The Hudson Guild Theatre, Opal Pulse Arts Lab and for the last year at The People's Improv Theatre.
(Bunny) has been acting in the New York City Area for ten years. She has worked with several local companies including The Inwood Shakespeare Festival (Beatrice in Much Ado and Calphurnia in Julius Ceaser), The Estrogenius Festival (new works), The Stratford CT Festival Theater (The Bear and The Proposal) and Shakespeare NYC (Romeo and Juliet) at The Lion on Theatre Row. Ms. Leigh is also an accomplished visual artist and her work is in private collections and recently was featured at the 2008 Uptown Arts Stroll. You also might catch Marca at Kenny's Castaways (and other regional venues) as Mila Greach, the aqua member of Witches in Bikinis--a rockin', surfer, theatrical band! (www.witchesinbikinis.com) She is thrilled & thankful to be a part of Out of Control and MITF!
(Mary) NEW YORK: The Culture Project; Theatre-Studio, Inc.; The Access Theatre; The Genesius Guild; As Written Productions. REGIONAL: Shakespeare Theatre Company; The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; The Public Theatre of Maine; The Theater at Monmouth; Actors Theatre of Louisville. TEACHING ARTIST: The Play Group Theatre; Shakespeare Theatre Company; L/A Arts; The Wide Awake Theatre Project. EDUCATION: BFA from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory