Genre: Comedy
Written By: Montserrat Mendez, Directed By: Megan Demarest

Whirled Peas Productions proudly presents THOROUGHLY STUPID THINGS or THE CONTINOUS IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST as part of the 11th Annual New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC.

In this sexy sequel to Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, Gwendolen and Cecily have a problem. They believe their husbands Jack and Algernon are having a scandalous affair with French Lounge Singer named Bibi LaFlam! At Miss Prism's suggestion and Lady Bracknell's insistence the women "drag up." Taking the names of "Ernest and Ernest" attorneys at law, they join their husband's club, spy on them and watch for any threats from this "French Harlot!" But a French Inspector's arrival threatens the girls with exposure, and when "Ernest and Ernest" are invited back to their homes to meet themselves... all hell breaks loose!

Cast: Darrell Glasgow AEA, Stephen Laferriere AEA, Dean Jones, Justin McKenna, Carly Hirschberg-Costumes , Drew Vanderburg-Lighting , Matthew Steckler-Sound

Open:   08/10/08
Close:   08/30/08


Sun Aug 10 - 12:00pm
Thurs Aug 14 - 9:30pm
Tues Aug 19 - 9:45pm
Fri Aug 22 - 4:15pm
Sat Aug 23 - 7:00pm
Theater:   Bleecker St. Theatre
Address:   45 Bleecker Street
New York,
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Cost:$15.00, $10.00 Students and Seniors
Company: New York Int'l Fringe Festival         Official Web Site:
Emma Gordon Gwendolen Worthing
Theatre: Home Free!, Happy Journey (Cherrylane Theatre) Humbug (Premiere Stages, original cast) So When You Get Married, The A-train Plays (Neighborhood Playhouse Theatre) The Wedding Ring (Manhattan Theatre Source) Apocalypse Neo (with the NY Neofuturists, Kraine), Film & TV: Guiding Light, Sundance Channel, AMC ‘Date Night'. Emma was born and raised in Syndey, Australia. She is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre.
Amy Forney Cecily Moncrief
Amy graduated from Salem State College suma cum laude with her BFA in Performance in 2005. Since then she has been living in Brooklyn, pursuing a career in acting, and working with Whirled Peas Productions.
Stephanie Lovell Miss Prism
Stephanie graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2006 with a BFA in theatre, emphasis in performance. She moved to NYC in June of 2007 and has been working and settling into the city. She began her work with Whirled Peas Productions during the production of Thoroughly Stupid Things and is please to join the team in the Fundraising and Promotions departments. She looks forward to being a part of Whirled Peas and working with the other members to create work that can make a positive social impact.
Synge Maher Inspector Raynier

Synge Maher hails originally from Denver, CO and has enjoyed  working as both an actor and director in professional theatre for the last decade. Some favorite roles include Nanny in Baby with the Bathwater, Ophelia in Somethin' Rotten, the Porter in Macbeth and most recently Inspector Franco Raynier for the smash hit Thoroughly Stupid Things.

James Edward Becton Bari-tenor: low F- high G Eyes: Grey Hair: Brown

AEA, SAG Eligible Height: 5'11" Weight: 159


Montserrat Mendez Playwright

Montserrat Mendez’s screenplay TRIAL was on of the top thirty screenplays in the 2004 Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship Competition. (Out of 8,155 screenplays.) His completed screenplays include, BARREN WATERS, and the fairy tale action fantasy THE BITTER WOODS – A VENGANCE FANTASIA. His stage comedy THOROUGHLY STUPID THINGS was called “a comic masterwork.” By Backstage and won the Excellence in Playwriting Award at the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival. Other Favorite Productions include: HUSHLITTLE BABY at the Madlab Theatre Company of Columbus, Ohio, Manhattan Theatre Source and the Vagabond Theatre Company, NYC.  DONDE ESTA PEDRO MANO?  At the City Theatre’s Summer Shorts Festival 2007 in Miami and the InGenius Theatre Festival in NYC and his one act - A JAR IN THE FOREST at the Samuel French One-Act Theatre Festival 2007 in New York City. Montserrat is the head of Television Development at AMZ CREATIVE.  His pilots for the company include:  POLLTAKERS, 15 MINUTES and LANGLEY.

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Megan Demarest Director
Megan is the founder of Whirled Peas Productions and a Brooklyn-based theatre artist who can be seen both on stage and backstage. NYC producing credits include A Thousand Words: 7 Short Plays on Photography (Shalimar Productions), Estrogenius Festivals '06 & '07 (Manhattan Theatre Source), Cloud 9 and Soap Opera (WPP). Directing credits include Steel Magnolias (SSC), Soap Opera and Rumple Schmumple (Estro '07), and now Thoroughly Stupid Things, which is participating in the NY International Fringe Festival 2008. Most recently, Megan returned to her alma mater Salem State College as a guest artist to play the title role in Mother Courage and Her Children directed by Tom Luddy. Favorite past roles include Zombie in Young Zombies in Love (NY International Fringe Festival '04), Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Olimpia in The Conduct of Life, and Hannah Jarvis in Arcadia. She received her BFA in Performance in 2002.
Jessica Linquata Assistant Director/Choreographer
Jessica Linquata (Associate Producer/Special Events Coordinator) is a graduate of Salem State College where she majored in theater with a concentration in performance and received her BFA in May of 2006. Before her venture into college, she was accepted into a Non Profit touring company by the name of Up With People World Smart Program. Here Jessica got to travel all over the world, teaching peace and acceptance through the art of singing, dancing, and movement. The impact of that experience has stayed with her since and the spirit, drive and motivation of her travels make her connection to Whirled Peas a passionate one. Jessica has always believed in the power of art- how art, dance, and voice were the first ways of communication and now in this day an age, we need to use art as a way of healing, helping and understanding. In June of 2006, Jessica left her small town of Gloucester Massachusetts to come to the big city of New York, with the hopes of pursuing her career in theater and making her mark on this world. Whirled Peas Productions is giving her that opportunity to do good, meaningful, and powerful art.
Natalie Golonka Stage Manager
Natalie Golonka is writer, director and stage manager with radical ideas, absurd dreams and a love for the bizarre and unpretty. She is a graduate of the Drama department at SUNY Purchase, where she produced and directed Hamletmachine, written by Heiner Müller. During the summer of 2006, Natalie interned at North American Cultural Laboratory (NaCl), where she lived and worked with theatre artists from all over the world. Her previous work includes stage managing for the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, and Manhattan Theatre Source. She also worked for The Looking Glass Theatre, first as Assistant Director, then Director for their semi-annual Writer/Director Forum. Natalie is a member of Whirled Peas Productions and shares in their passion for Theatre with a Conscience.