ZERO is a comedic exploration of six distinct men as they cross the threshold into dreaded adulthood, and the many speed bumps they encounter as they wrestle with their biggest fears, wants, and worries.
Everyone knew a ZERO in high school. What happens when eight-years-later he wakes up one morning, puking margaritas, wondering what brought him here and takes a good long look at what he's become? Is he forced to let go of who he was in high school and stop centering his life around getting drunk and 'getting some'? Or does he ever?
***Warning: ZERO is intended for Mature Audiences Only, and is not a play for children or younger teens due to crude and sexual humor. ***
Co-playwright Robert O'Connor was in Iraq with the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army when Zero was initially developed. The entire script was written through email and 5 a.m. phone calls -normal waking hours in Iraq. After his second tour in Iraq, Robert committed suicide while working as a recruiter.
Director Kelly Fiore met Danny O'Connor when he was age 15. As an eager young theater professional, he was working with her newly developed theater company Moonpie Productions, in North Dallas. Years later, when their paths crossed again, he was a bit more jaded and bitter, she knew they would work well together. Fiore feels that "Danny has tapped into the "every man" with ZERO. It is familiar, comforting and at times embarrassingly recognizable. Men struggle with the idea of being a man and proving one's manhood while still being a boy inside."
The production features scenic and costume design by Mary Jane Corman and lighting design and stage management by Dujuan Pritchett. Nick Caruso is the sound designer and Thom Sigsby and Josh Zagoren are the choreographers.
Mondays at 8:15 p.m.
Tuesdays at 8:15 p.m.
Thursdays at 8:15 p.m.
Fridays at 8:15 p.m.
Saturdays at 8:15 p.m.
There is no performance on Thanksgiving, Thursday November 27th
Theater: Roy Arias Theatre 2
Address: 616 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
Cost:$29, students/seniors are $24, active military are $19.
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DANNY O’CONNOR (Playwright/Actor) received a B.F.A. in acting from Emerson College in Boston. While attending Emerson, John Leguizamo’s Spic-O-Rama and Whoopi Goldberg’s self-titled Broadway show inspired him to immediately begin work on his first one-man show, transforming a one act play, Best Half Foot Forward, into a solo piece in which he played all 4 characters. He then began collaborating with his poet brother, Robert O'Connor, on Random Cat Syndrome, another one-man show that premiered at the Circle Theatre in Boston in 2002. After graduation he moved to Chicago, where he worked with Second City, The Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and storefront theatre companies such as the Conservatory and The Gorilla Tango.
ROBERT O’CONNOR (deceased) (Playwright) graduated from Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, Texas with his brother and co-author Danny O’Connor. Robert joined the United States Army Infantry in 2002 and completed two tours of Iraq attaining the rank of Corporal. Robert was extremely proud of his military service. Robert met a tragic and untimely death at his own hand in November of 2006.
KELLY FIORE (Director) has been working in theater for over 25 years, directing shows which have traveled from North Dakota to Memphis, Tennessee. In June 2008 she performed a one-women show, Elizabeth Esterhazy in Atlantic City to an audience of over 6000 people.