CYCLE

Genre: Comedy, Dance, Musical, Festival, Other
written by Rose Courtney; music by Rachel Kaufman; directed by Craig Carlisle

WILTSIE BRIDGE PRODUCTIONS and OFF THE LEASH PRODUCTIONS are pleased to announce the return production of CYCLE directed by Craig Carlisle. CYCLE plays a special engagement as part of the New York International Fringe Festival, at the Deluxe at Spiegelworld (Pier 17, South Street Seaport, 89 South Street at Beekman.)

A desperate New Yorker has one day to discover the Secret Of Success in this "genial, bizarre blend of Frank Capra, Pirandello, and Neil Simon...hilarious!" (BackStage) "CYCLE is a winning combination of heart and wit." (ShowBusiness Weekly)

On a journey by bicycle into the heart of NYC, Charlotte Shrubsole has one day to discover the Secret Of Success. Guided by a troupe of heaven-sent Vaudevillians, she's drawn into a whirlwind of song, dance, music and comedy that takes her on a ride beyond her wildest dreams. This modern twist on old-time entertainment delivers inventive riffs on historic drama, infectious humor, and beautiful classic songs.


Cast: Danielle Cautela, Michael E. Lopez, Ashley Pearse, Halley Zien

Open:   08/09/08
Close:   08/23/08

Schedule:
Saturday, August 9th at 9:45 pm
Thursday, August 14th at 5:15 pm
Sunday, August 17th at 12:00 pm
Wednesday, August 20th at 7:15 pm
Saturday, August 23rd at 9:15 pm
Theater:   Deluxe at Spiegelworld
Address:   Pier 17, South Street Seaport, 89 S
New York,
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Cost:$15.00, $10.00 Seniors
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  J.T. Arbogast - NEW YORK: Cycle (Cherry Lane Studio Theatre), The False Servant (TimeSpace Theatre Company), and is Assoc. Director/Original cast member of the National Comedy Theatre - New York. He has also had the privilege of working with Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout Theatre Company and Playwrights Horizons. REGIONAL: Indoor/Outdoor (Portland Stage), The Spitfire Grill (Wayside Theatre), Are We There Yet? (Wayside Theatre), My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra (Summerstock at Findlay) TV/FILM: 30 Rock, The Life Before Her Eyes, and the upcoming feature When In Rome starring Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel.
  New York: The Nightshade Family (reading, Playwrights Horizons); Cycle (Cherry Lane Studio Theatre); Country Dark (Midtown Int'l Theatre Festival). Regional: Credits include Stamford Theatre Works' production of Syncopation (Anna Bianchi), where Krista had the pleasure of working directly with writer Allan Knee. Additional productions include: Ovid, Tales of Myth and Magic (Northern Stage); Twelfth Night (Great Lakes Theater Festival, dir. Daniel Fish); Side Show and Little Shop of Horrors (Cain Park, dir. Victoria Bussert). TV: Brotherhood (Showtime), Guiding Light (CBS), Third Watch (NBC). Krista, a graduate of the University of Michigan (BFA Theatre), has continued studies at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School and Primary Stages. Most recently, she participated in the LAByrinth Theater Company's Master Class. For more information and updates, please visit: www.kristabraun.com
  Theatre credits include "The Miracle Worker" (George Street Playhouse), "Romeo & Juliet" (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Co.), Deborah Brevoort's "Blue Moon Over Memphis" (Lincoln Center Director's Lab), "Temporaria" (Ensemble Studio Theatre), "The Midnight Caller" and "How High the Moon" (Dorset Theatre Festival), and many productions, including Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, with Project 400 Theatre Group, all directed by Diane Paulus. Most recently, I played the female lead opposite F. Murray Abraham in a workshop production of Paddy Cheyefsky's "Middle of the NIght" at the Arclight Theatre, NYC. I've appeared in the films "Stepford Wives", "Gestation" (premiered: Avignon Film Festival), Artemin Goldberg: Custom Tailor of Brassieres" (premiered: Hollywood Film Festival), "Whigmaleerie" and others, including a series of award-winning shorts by French director Farouk Thoyer. On television, I played a recurring role on "Guiding Light" and nurse Beverly Wagner on "Ghost Stories".
  Eric Zuckerman is a New York-based actor/comedian. He studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and was a member of the improv group Stockholm Syndrome and the sketch group Moustache McFadden. He was also a writer/performer for the sketch/variety shows Saturday Night Rewritten and The Dog n' Pony Show. On film, some of his credits include Baby Mama, What Happens in Vegas, War of the Worlds, Game 6, Purple Violets, On the Road with Judas, and in 2009, When in Rome and the Wes Craven movie 25/8. On TV, he was in John Adams on HBO as well as episodes of Law & Order, L&O: Criminal Intent, The Sopranos, and Love Monkey.
  is a multi-instrumentalist who has music directed and/or played for over 200 musicals and cabaret shows all over the world. Credits include: Off-B'way: Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Gifts of the Magi, Ebony Black (Composer), and The Ambition Bird (w/Victoria Clark); Tours: Rent (Japan), Phantom of the Opera (Europe), Ain't Misbehavin', Sophisticated Ladies, Golf: The Musical, and Chicago City Limits (improv); Regional: Tom Jones - The Musical (North Shore Music Theater), The King and I (Westchester B'way), and Hallelujah Baby! (directed by Arthur Laurents). She can also be seen playing for auditions, classes, at restaurants and piano bars, and in the orchestra on cruise ships during the summertime. Rachel holds a B.A. in Music (and Russian) from the University of Chicago.
  is a writer and director, currently in post-production for his first feature film, Bob Funk, with a cast including Rachael Leigh Cook, Amy Ryan, Stephen Root, Eddie Jemison and Grace Zabriskie.

As a theatrical director, his work has been seen in New York at Naked Angels, the Atlantic Theater Company, La MaMa, The Cherry Lane Studio, New York Performance Works, Westbeth Theater Center, the Raw Space, Pulse Theater Ensemble, Dance Theater Works, the ArcLight Theater and Expanded Arts. He staged successful Off-Broadway productions of Liz Tuccillo's basketball play Joe Fearless at the Atlantic Theater and Jessie McCormick's Spine at The Phil Bosakowski at Primary Stages, Charles Evered's Adopt A Sailor (with Bebe Neurwirth, Neil Patrick Harris and Michael Nouri) as part of the Brave New World 9-11 Tribute at Town Hall and the critically-acclaimed New York premier of Private Jokes, Public Places at La MaMa. Craig's work has been seen at the HBO/USComedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado in 1999 as director of two projects, in 2000 as writer/director of Bob Funk in Therapy and in 2002 as director of Liz Warner's The Wandering Eye. In Los Angeles, he directed Kenneth Lonergan's short play Beauty Runs On Light Feet at The Coast Playhouse, the new Musical If Only at the Hollywood Globe, the LA production of Jessie McCormick's Spine, also at The Coast, critically-acclaimed productions Donald Margulies's Sight Unseen, A.R. Gurney's Suburban Blight and Fielding Edlow's Coke-Free J.A.P at The McCadden, Oren Safdie's Private Jokes, Public Places and Jews & Jesus at Malibu Stage Company, Liz Tuccillo's Cheyenne at the Lillian and later The Hudson Stage, Iris Bahr's Planet America at The Elephant (nominated for an LA Weekly Award for Solo Performance), Sam Catlin's dark comedy Sea of Terror (at the Complex and New York's Ars Nova), Ruth Otero's Ooops! I Killed My Mother at Ford Amphitheater and the New York Fringe Festival. Craig also directed Gigi Bermingham's Non-Vital Organs at The Odyssey, which received the 2004 Ovation Award for Best Solo Performance, and over 40 short plays at venues around town. He has also directed a dozen productions at the now-defunct HBO WorkSpace, including The Sklar Brothers' two-man-one-man show Our Stuff and Mike Blieden's Staged Reading. In May of 2006, he adapted and directed Strindberg's Miss Julie at The Lillian.

For six seasons, Craig served as curator and host of the popular Naked Angels Tuesdays@9 Reading Series in New York. He is Artistic Director of the Steel Town Coalition in Los Angeles and a member of The Writers Group in New York.

Craig holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from The Dramatic Writing Program at New York University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Acting from Indiana State University.