THE MOST DAMAGING WOUND

Genre: Comedy
Written by Blair Singer; Directed by Mark Armstrong

THE PRODUCTION COMPANY is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Blair Singer's MOST DAMAGING WOUND, directed by Mark Armstrong. THE MOST DAMAGING WOUND will play a four-week limited engagement at The Manhattan Theatre Source (177 MacDougal Street, NYC). Performances begin Wednesday, November 5 and continue Sunday, November 29. Opening Night is Friday, November 7 (8 p.m.).

Press are invited to Friday November 7th opening and any performance following.

THE MOST DAMAGING WOUND takes place on a cold November night, when new parent Kenny gathers his college buddies to complete an unfinished rite of passage. The guests include Alan (Michael Szeles), a pharmaceutical lobbyist, Dicky (Chris Thorn), a carpet salesman with a big personality and a bigger appetite for the sauce, GG (Michael Solomon), a new restaurateur and Bo (Bard Goodrich), a former musician. When Christine (Megan McQuillan) shows up unexpectedly, the guys discover that the men they've become is far from their aspirations back at Syracuse. Reliving the glory days is not easy, in this Generation-X gang comedy, with booze, buddies, and breakthroughs.

About the Company: The Production Company

The Production Company’s work promotes and deepens cultural exchange between the United States and Australia and encourages artists to explore the relationship between our two countries.

Preview:   11/05/08
Open:   11/07/08
Close:   11/29/08

Schedule:
Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

There is NO SHOW Thanksgiving Day. Happy Thanksgiving!

Theater:   Manhattan Theatre Source
Address:   177 MacDougal Street
New York,
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Cost:20.00
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Presented by: The Production Company         Official Web Site: www.productioncompany.org
A graduate of Maggie Flanigan's Meisner program, Ken recently appeared in Overlap Productions' Fits & Starts: The Sacred Heart this past January. NY credits include: Chicks With Dicks and Sand written by Trista Baldwin and Beowulf for Reverie Productions. Regional credits include a joint production of How I Learned To Drive for American Stage/ Florida Studio Theater, Arsenic & Old Lace for Phoenix Theatre, and Comedy Of Errors for Sedona Shakespeare. Ken would like to thank all his fellow Meisner students for making this production a reality and Shannon for her love and support.

 

Guthrie Theater; Theatre de la Jeune Lune (company member); Childrens' Theater Company of Minneapolis (company member); National Actors Theater; The Jungle Theater; Associate Artistic Director, Hidden Theater.

 

Megan (Christine) is thrilled to be in the cast for "Most Damaging Wound." She is a company member of TPC, an appeared in both Australia Projects, (as "Melbourne" in "Melbourne" by Stephen Belber and as "Japan" in Lally Katz' Goodbye New York, Goodbye Heart). She graduated from Beloit College in Wisconsin with a degree in Theater and Museum Science, and spent a semester at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland studying Theater of the Oppressed. After college she moved to Minneapolis, where she completed a directing internship under Artistic Director Joe Dowling. The University of Washington Seattle's Professional Actor Training program accepted Megan to their MFA program in 2001 and in 2004  she graduated and moved immediately to NYC. She toured 55 cities in 22 states _and_ the island nation of Bermuda with The Acting Company's 2005-06 season as "Constance" in "The Three Musketeers" and a "Witch" in Macbeth and "Grace" in Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of the classic story "The Lottery."
Megan has most recently appeared as "Caitlin O' Hare" in the Joe DiPietro ("All Shook Up") play "Over the River and Through the Woods" at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, Long Island. She has done readings and workshops with many downtown companies including: EST/Youngblood, NYTW, Young Playwrights, Clubbed Thumb and New Georges.

 

Selected New York acting credits include The Optimist at the Abingdon Theatre (dir. Jace Alexander), Dangerous Corner as part of Boomerang’s 2007 Rep., As You Like It with Poortom, America’s only all-male Shakespeare Company, the title role in Inverse Theater Company’s 2007 revival of The Death of Griffin Hunter, Dead Man’s Socks produced by Ma-yi Theater Company at LaMama, as well as many workshop productions of new work with the Ensemble Studio Theater, Manhattan Class Company (MCC), Naked Angels and Ars Nova. He has also performed in Fringe NYC 4 different times and has collaborated numerous times with story teller and downtown playwright Clay McLeod Chapman (creator of the Pumpkin Pie Show). Regional credits include, the New England Premiers of The History Boys with Speakeasy Stage Company, Dying City with the Lyric Stage; The Countess and How I Got That Story with The Nora; Jump/Cut with Gloucester Stage and The Three of Cups with Boston Playwright’s. Film: Marconi Bros. and the NYU Graduate thesis film Sissy Pants. Training: Wynn Handman Studio, LAMDA, Boston University College of Fine Art (BFA).

 

He directs movies which he writes and acts in.  He also produces them.  His incredibly talented friends and family are in them.  Just last summer, he shot his first feature film.  Next summer, he's shooting another one; in the meantime, he is writing it.

He loves every one his motherf***ing castmates.

What a pleasure rehearsing this play is.  A total pleasure and amazing-- amazing to watch these immensely talented individuals make asses of themselves and make me cry and laugh with their incredible acting.

My performances are dedicated to my lil' buddy, Phil, who died one year ago; to my dad, who is amazing, funny, a bastard, and one of my heroes, mostly because he is such a conflicted, beautiful mess of a human-- belligerent, funny, stupid, ridiculous, gracious, distant at times, fully present at others, laughing, angry, sad, stubborn, and a full human.  And to my wife, Mary, who is my Christine and my Nicky, who is love and acceptance, who is eccentric and gorgeous, who is funny and stubborn, and who reminds me what an amazing life I have.

 

Most recent credits include: Oberon/Theseus in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Shakepeare and Company, Grigori in David Edgar's Pentecost at CT. Rep Theatre, and Officer Sklarr on FOX TV's New Amsterdam.  New York: Never the Sinner (Drama League Dais and Outer Critics awards.)
Regional: The Shakespeare Theatre: Henry V, Macbeth, Henry VI parts I,II, and III among numerous others. Rev. Hale in Perserverance Theatre's The Crucible. Northern Stage: Moon for the Misbegotten, Of Mice and Men, Betrayal, among others.