JOHNNY LAW- COURTROOM CRUSADER

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Solo Performance
Written by TIM RYAN MEINELSCHMIDT and THOMAS L. FOX ESQ.; Directed by CHRISTOPHER FESSENDEN

JOHNNY BOY PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce the world premiere production of JOHNNY LAW, Courtroom Crusader, the newest solo show from Tim Ryan Meinelschmidt whose last solo show ALL THE HELP YOU NEED, The Adventures of a Hollywood Handyman was honored with the Overall Excellence Award in the 2004 NY Fringe Festival. JOHNNY LAW, directed by Christopher Fessenden, will play a limited engagement as part of the 11th annual New York International Fringe Festival-FringeNYC at The Schaeberle Studio Theatre (Venue #2, 41 Park Row at William Street). Performances begin August 9th and continue through August 22nd.

JOHNNY LAW is a streetwise, savvy and somewhat cynical criminal defense attorney. Having seen it all, from corporate clients dripping in smug privilege to the urban gang-bangers thrown under the wheels of the legal system Johnny nonetheless remains, a tireless advocate for social justice and the rights of the individual. In this "election year FringeNYC," with so many issues of personal freedom and social justice hanging in the balance and before the public eye, JOHNNY LAW is the right-show for right-now.

JOHNNY LAW is loosely based on the Johnny Law Stories by attorney Thomas L. Fox, whose colorful career has lead him from the U.S. Attorney's office in Washington DC, to the L.A. County Public Defenders office and everywhere in between. A longtime supporter of the arts as producer and legal advisor, Fox, is the rare criminal defense attorney who effortlessly segues in and out of the entertainment world.

Open:   08/09/08
Close:   08/22/08

Schedule:
Saturday, August 9th at 1:45 pm
Thursday, August 14th at 9:30 pm
Friday, August 15th at 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 17th at 6:30 pm
Friday, August 22nd at 5:00 pm

Theater:   Schaeberle Studio Theatre
Address:   41 Park Row at William Street
New York,
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Cost:$15.00; $10 Seniors; Group rates available at www.fringenyc.org
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Company: Johnny Boy Productions         Official Web Site: www.johnnylawesq.net
Tim was most recently on the NY boards playing role of Charlie (nominated Outstanding supporting actor) in Jessica Goldbergs's STUCK, part of this years MTITF. In 2004 he performed his one man show ALL THE HELP YOU NEED, The Adventures of a Hollywood Handyman, in the New York Fringe Festival where it garnered the Award for Overall Excellence. ATHYN, has since enjoyed sold out runs in over half a dozen theaters on both coasts and will be returning to NY this fall for an extended run. Other theater credits include the Tony nominated Coastal Disturbances (Broadway), Rounding Third at The Vineyard Playhouse in Martha's Vineyard, A Life in the Theater also at The Vineyard Playhouse, The Sleeper at The Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach, and the Los Angeles premieres of Reckless, Ad Wars, Bouncers, and Help! Numerous television credits include guest star roles in Six Feet Under, Navy NCIS, The Practice, Judging Amy, Strong Medicine, recurring roles in Crossing Jordan, Gabriel's Fire, and a series regular role on China Beach. Film credits include The Runestone, Primary Suspect, You Can't Hurry Love and the recently released independent feature Beautiful Dreamer. In addition to performing his writing credits include My Dinner With Andre...the giant, 100% Fat Free Cake!, Nickelodeons: The Secret World of Alex Mack, and IT(Scenario Magazine's Best Short Fiction Finalist 2001). Currently his latest one act play A Little Hankie Pankie is premiering in Los Angeles as part of Theater East's One Act Festival.
(Director) has been working with Tim on All The Help You Need since it started as a tiny 15-minute version of its current self, He directed Tim in the wildly successful production of Craig Lucas' Reckless at The Lex in Hollywood, and most recently directed Tim's latest play, A Little Hankie Pankie, for the Theatre East One Act Festival in Los Angeles (while Tim was off doing another play in some other city). Other solo performances Christopher has directed include Ovation Award nominee Jackie Maruschak as "Tinkerbell" in Last Stop: Neverland and Tricia Dong in the tour-de-force solo piece Gunpowder Man. In New York, he's worked with new playwrights, directing their original productions, including the award-winning Another Blockbuster for Bob. By day Christopher's a Promo writer/producer/editor (so his job is to make sure you know when your favorite TV shows are on - a noble job to be sure). Christopher received his MFA in theatre directing from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts
  (writer) is a lawyer who is in private practice in Los Angeles, California. He commenced his legal career in Washington, D.C. at the United States Attorney's Office. He worked as a Deputy Public Defender in the Los Angeles Public Defender's Office. Through the years his practice has expanded from practicing criminal law exclusively to focusing on entertainment law. He represents a select few clients in the record, film and television industry, both artists in the public eye as well as the producers, directors and executives who are behind the scenes. Because of his now unique background, discretion in his client list is mandatory.

He is a principle in Perry / Fox Productions, LLC, which created the cable television variety show, The Ojai Valley Boys on which he is the executive producer. They are currently in pre-production on the ell as the feature film, The Whole Banana. He is the executive producer on the feature film, Red is the Color Of…..

Under his Laughing Fox Entertainment, LLC banner he has produced various plays including Vince Mckewin's Ad Wars to Jenny Sullivan's J for J, which has the dubious distinction of being the last stage performance of the late John Ritter. He co-produced The Whole Banana with John Bennett Perry, Debbie Perry and Matthew Perry. He was a co-producer on the critically acclaimed musical North on South Central Boulevard as well as the award winning All the Help You Need, the Adventures of a Hollywood Handyman.