PANTS ON FIRE

Genre: Comedy

This new comedy by Christopher Award Winner Bill Svanoe tells the comedic story of Lynne Weiss, a "middle-aged" single lady, who dips her toes into the zaniness that is internet dating for the very first time. Along the way she stumbles into a hodgepodge of men, from a Viagra induced diplomat to a mobster named Rudy that may or may not be the basis for The Godfather, but in the end she just might find love in the most unexpected of all places.

Directed by Blake Bradford and Brooklyn Scalzo

Open:   11/08/08
Close:   11/16/08

Schedule:
Sat Nov 8 at 2pm, Sun Nov 9 at 8pm, Mon Nov 10 at 8pm, Tues Nov 11 at 8pm, Sat Nov 15 at 2pm, Sun Nov 16 at 8pm
Theater:   Off Off Broadway Playhouse
Address:   300 W. 43rd Street 5th Floor
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$20
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Company: Phare Play Productions         Official Web Site: www.phareplay.com
Mary Jane Gocher Lynne Weiss

Mary Jane Gocher was most recently seen as Martha in Phare Play's Arsenic and Old Lace, Lynne in Pants on Fire, and as Prudencia in their production of the The House of Bernarda Alba. She is a repertory member of Love Creek Productions and appeared there as Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest and as Mrs. Plumm in Uncommon Women. Other roles include Mrs. Baker in Butterflies Are Free for Latin American Theatre Ensemble; Cory in How Fish Breathe for All Souls Players; and multiple roles in Dracula for Berkeley College. TV credits include a principal role in Court TV’s Haunting Evidence. She is currently studying with Austin Pendleton and Eric Michael Gillett at HB Studio. AFTRA. Contact information: mgocher@nyc.rr.com

Edward Monterosso Allan Oxford

Edward Monterosso is a well loved veteran performer whose recent NY stage credits include Warren Kimble and Lloyd Penny in Office Hours, Walter Gold in The Twilight of the Golds, Gayev in The Cherry Orchard, Clarence in The Last Posse and Rodney in His Critical Condition (Phare Play Productions), Howard Cummings for the NY premiere of Russ Weatherford's A Shadow Called Home, Martin Roberts in Revival (awarded Audience Favorite in the NY Fringe Festival) and most recently Tom Winfield in Ripples. Edward has also performed regionally as Alfieri in A View from the Bridge, Leslie in No Sex Please, We're British, Glas in Slow Dance on The Killing Ground, Andy in Love Letters, Richard in Moon Over Buffalo and Simon Stimson in Our Town.

Bill Purdy Bob/Ken/Steve

Bill Purdy is pleased to be reprising the role of Paul Daniel, having appeared in Phare Play's production of I, Undertow earlier this year. For many, many years, Bill Purdy has been involved on-stage and back-stage in theatres in New Jersey and New York City, where he trained at Ward Studios. He appeared in previous Phare Play Productions of Pants on Fire and Dark of the Moon. NYC credits include Tyrannos Rex and Sisyphus's Day Off. Other favorite projects include directing The Beauty Queen of Leenane, performing in Rashomon, Bees in Honey Drown, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Great Expectations as well as designing and building numerous sets.

Alan Altschuler Dan/John/Pete

ALAN ALTSCHULER

                 AEA/SAG-AFTRA

917-837-8317              www.alanaltschuler.com       alan@alanaltschuler.com

 

6’4”, salt/pepper hair, brown eyes

 

NYC THEATER (partial listing)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream      Oberon                        Frog and Peach Theatre Company

The Taming of the Shrew          Vincentio                     Frog and Peach Theatre Company

Two Gentlemen of Verona        Antonio/First Outlaw    Frog and Peach Theatre Company

Hamlet--all-star reading@Players Club              Player/Player King       Frog and Peach Theatre Company

Pygmalion                                           Colonel Pickering        Actors Equity Benefit @the York Theatre

Three Sisters                              Ferapont                      The Seeing Place Theater Company

Ghosts                                        Pastor Manders            Phare Play Productions

The Seagull                              Dr. Dorn                       Hesterhouse Productions

Uncle Vanya                              Serebryakov                 Recession Theater Co.

Macbeth                                    King Duncan               Impact Theater

Mrs. Warren’s Profession             Rev. Samuel Gardner              Secret Theatre/Queens Players

The Proposal/The Bear                          Chubukov/Luka           Manhattan Repertory Theatre

The Brothers Karamazov           Fr. Paissy/Magistrate    Red Monkey Theater Co.

Refrigerator Mother                    Dr. Bruno Bettelheim  Columbia University production

Natural Causes                           Daniel                                      Pulse Ensemble Theatre

Tea-Time Sacrifice                   Bertrand Chesterfield  2010 Hip Festival

Lick the Boot                             Frank Powell                2009 Vignettes for the Apocalypse Festival

Pants on Fire                             Dan/John/Pete                         Phare Play Productions

Out of the Flames                      McKenzie                    Midtown International Theatre Festival

The Emergency Meeting           Jack Miller                   2007 8-Minute Madness Festival

Trojan Women, A Love Story               Talthybius/Eddie          Michael Howard Studios (full production)

 

TELEVISION/NEW MEDIA

Law & Order: SVU                      Principal role               NBC/Universal(Episode: “Solitary”)

The Onion News Network           Principal role               The Onion

 

FILM

Performance: Celebration of Despair    Lead                            Jakob Abrams, Director

Off Hour (with Adrian Grenier)            Lead                           Daniel Frei, Director

See Saw                                    Supporting                   Tom Muschamp, Director

Fake                                           Supporting                   Greg Friedle, Director

Early Release                            Lead                            Tom Balsamides, Director

Jeremy’s Ghost                           Supporting                   Sonya Goddy, Director

The Parker Case                        Lead                            Jean Sotelo, Director

Saving Grace                            Supporting                   Junior Powell, Director

 

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL:  Available on request

 

TRAINING and EDUCATION:

Graduate of One-Year Acting Conservatory at Michael Howard Studios

Scene Study: Larry Singer; Alan Gordon

Shakespeare Training:

      Shakespeare & Co.:  One-month intensive; First Folio, Rhetoric & Gender Workshops; NYC Intensive

Patsy Rodenburg;  Elizabeth Swain

Improvisation: Upright Citizen’s Brigade

Film/TV Classes:  Pat McCorkle; Jonathan Strauss; Kim Miscia; Kimberly Hope; J. Max Sullivan

Singing:  Ron Shetler

 

BA,    Cornell University

MBA, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School

 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Singing (Baritone), Teleprompter skills, Golfer, Tennis Player, Conversational Spanish, Dialects (British, Southern US, Eastern European and others on request)

Previous career in investments/finance, most recently as CFO of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

 

Jim Heaphy Phil/Paul/Rudy

Jim is very excited to be reunited with director Blake Bradford for this production of Arsenic and Old Lace.  He has really enjoyed working with this talented cast.  He was last seen in Phare Play's production of Bludgeon the Lime in the role of Hal. Some of his favorite roles have been that of Mr. Edwards in Dance At Bataan, Officer Ionelli in Blackout, Sergei in Anton, Sgt Carlino in Wait Until Dark and Rizzo in the play The Sanitation Chronicles.  Jim is a member of AEA/SAG/AFTRA. He has appeared in several NYU, Columbia and NYFA Graduate films. He can be seen in the feature film 10th & Wolf, as well as an episode of The Naked Brothers Band.  Contact info: (347) 452-4207, Email: jimheaphy@gmail.com. Happy Birthday, Helen.

Peggy is thrilled to be returning to the role of Deborah after originating earlier the year with Phare Play Productions.  New York credits: No Sex Please, We're British; Pants on Fire; Arcadia; Fifi, Effie, and the Donut Lady (author); The Twilight of the Golds; The Cherry Orchard; The Eight: Reindeer Monologues; Snake in Fridge; Dear Brutus; The Cocktail Hour. Independent film: Guy With a Camera (d., James Morgart); Disorder (d., Jack Smith); The Puppet Show Has Been Canceled, (d., Chris Benker); A Trilogy: Family Portraits in America (d., Douglas Buck). She just finished shooting Won Ton Baby!, directed by James Morgart. Already listed on the IMDB, it will be screening, among other places, in London on October 31. Endless love and thanks to her family, friends, and her dear Kitty and Coco Chanel. (You hold me up, guys.) And my sister Cathy, you totally rock in every conceivable way. Her performance is dedicated to her late father, Burl J. Queener.