Genre: Drama

CONFLICT OF INTEREST THEATER COMPANY is pleased to announce their revival of Stephen Belber's play MCREELE, directed by Leah Bonvissuto. MCREELE will play a three-week limited engagement at the Richmond Shepard Theatre (309 East 26th Street). Performances begin Wednesday, October 8 and continue through Saturday, October 25.

MCREELE is the politically dramatic story of world-weary Delaware journalist, Rick Dayne, as he rediscovers his zeal liberating convicted murderer, Darius McReele, from sixteen years on death row. Darius' magnetic personality makes him a darling of the lecture circuit, leading to national media attention and political viability.

When the local Democratic Party taps McReele to challenge the Republican incumbent for his U.S. Senate seat, McReele hires Dayne to be his campaign manager. When questions arise about McReele's true culpability in the crime for which he has been cleared, Rick's attempt to salvage his faith in humanity runs up against his all-too-human desire to win at all costs.

Dayne's dilemma will reinforce the lesson all voters forget at their peril this election year: that politicians serve merely as warped reflections of themselves.

Preview:   10/08/08
Open:   10/11/08
Close:   10/25/08

Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Theater:   Richmond Shepard Theatre
Address:   309 E. 26th Street (between 1st & 2
New York, NY
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Gerald McCullouch is a bi-coastal actor living in NY and LA who has received international notoriety playing "Bobby Dawson" on the hit TV show CSI since the show’s first episode. He played "Jesus" in the European tour of Jesus Christ Superstar and is an award-winning filmmaker whose film The Moment After has received screenings and acclaim worldwide. He has appeared in a handful of Off B’way flops, many LA and regional theatre productions, and in a bunch of TV shows and independent films. NYC audiences most recently saw him in A Good Farmer at the Bank Street Theatre. He has received featured articles and mentions in The New York Post, The New York Daily News, LA Daily News, The Advocate and Instinct. And volunteers for both Democracy Now! ( the leading source for independent/non-corporate sponsored news and media, headed by esteemed journalist Amy Goodman) and Sylvia’s Place ( a shelter for homeless LGBT youth) and encourages support and knowledge of both organizations. and


Judilin Bosita grew up as a dancer in the suburbs of Cleveland Ohio before moving to New York. She received her BFA in Theater from the New School University and then completed the two year conservatory program at Stella Adler Studios. She has since worked on many projects which have nurtured the growth of her zany antics and love of acting. Judilin is proud and thankful for the unconditional love and support of her family as well as Will and Vickie.


Sergei Burbank. Acting credits include, on film, The D Word, Lust for Vengeance, Division III; off-Broadway: The Power and the Glory (Storm Theater); off-off-Broadway: Breakfast for Dinner (Oracle Theatre Company/FringeNYC), The Garden Party (Brick Theater), Absence of a House (Sargent Theater), A Winkle in Time (Black Umbrella Theatre Company); and regionally: The Learned Ladies, Master Harold and the Boys, Morse Code. Writing credits include The Danish Mediations/Slots, Chords (film short, Indecent Exposure Productions); Feet of Destiny: The Jay Jay Okocha Story (adapted screenplay, Mekdoss Productions); W ar Crimes/Slots (Oracle Theatre Company). Member, Actors’ Equity. Participant in the 2007 Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab.


Roy Clary has appeared off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, and with numerous regional theaters including the Seattle Repertory Theatre, the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, the Cleveland Playhouse, the Barter Theater, and the Brandeis University Professional Theater with Morris Carnovsky. He has performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Chorus in a concert reading of Frostiana. Favorite roles range from Edmund in King Lear, to Mosca in Volpone, to Adam in the Diaries of Adam and Eve, to George in Chapter Two, and to Nat Miller in Ah! Wilderness. In New York, he was most recently seen in a staged reading of Sergei Burbank’s War Crimes/Slots. He has also directed in regional theater and appeared in film and television. He has an MFA in theater arts from the Goodman Theater School and studied acting with Uta Hagen. He is married with two children.


Iriemimen (erie.A.ME.meh) Oniha (oh.KNEE.ha) was born in Lagos, Nigeria and has been in the United States since she was nine. She has an MFA from Ohio University's PATP and a BA from UMCP. Favorite quotes include, "Arrange whatever pieces come your way," and "dwell in possibility." She is a member of actor's equity.