Genre: Drama
By Bill Svanoe Directed by Blake Bradford

An Ivy League professor is trying to lift his life and relationships out of stagnation and avoid the sophomore slump with his second novel by working with the Stinger - a convict who's abrasive manner is everything that he is not.    While also having to contend with his unsatsified wife, the Stinger's penpal/girlfriend who can keep track of the number of times she curses in a day and a pushy, sensationalist reporter angling to get the story, Trader Jack and the Stinger go toe to toe in the ultimate battle of wits and words.

Open:   11/29/08
Close:   12/14/08

Saturdays @ 2pm
Sundays -Tuesdays @ 8pm
Theater:   Sargent Theatre
Address:   314 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Company: Developing Acts and Phare Play Productions         Official Web Site:
Jade Halley Bartlett Sheya Jones

Jade Halley Bartlett is thrilled to be working with Developing Acts and Phare Play Productions on this show.  She was last seen on the Phare Play stage as Martirio in The House of Bernarda Alba.  She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, both here in NYC. She sends her love to her more than wonderful Mom and Dad, Debbie, and her dearest, sweetest most adorable Nick.

Sylvia Roldan Dohi Janice Robertson

Sylvia Roldán Dohi has performed in Europe, Asia and throughout the United States in both English and Spanish. After touring with Cats, A Chorus Line, West Side Story, rock star Alice Cooper and others, Sylvia was on Broadway for ten years in Miss Saigon and starred Off-B’way as the Roller Derby Queen in Roller Derby-the Musical. She has done Shakespeare (Cleopatra), Shepard (Conchalla Lupina) and MTV, and has been on Law & Order:SVU, Third Watch, and in the film Reform School Girls. Sylvia recently performed a solo piece in Alphabet City 5 at the Metropolitan Theater. She has also been the spokesperson and featured singer for the United Way and was honored by Hispanic newspaper El Diario as a Distinguished Hispanic Woman of NYC.

Peggy Queener Pat Smith

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.

Steven Ungar Jack Smith

Steven Ungar - Recent work: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Master Ford), The Taming of the Shrew (twice, Gremio & Vincentio), Romeo and Juliet (Lord Capulet), The Three Sisters (Ferapont), Treasure Island (Ben Gunn), Arabian Nights (Abu Hassan), The Three Musketeers (La Chesnaye), The Dentist, The Man Who Came to Dinner (Mr. Stanley). Training: American Academy of Dramatic Art, John Basil (classical theater), David Wells (voice). He is a founding member of the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, where he has directed, taught acting, stage managed, and performed (without singing!). He has also taught acting and directed at Barnard College. He loves his wife, the dancer/choreographer Janis Ansley; his daughter Suzy (Our Production Stage Manager); his grandson Joshua (at five months, New York’s Finest Young Actor); and his poodle Ben (named for Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, he dreams of playing Crab in The Two Gentleman of Verona).

Roland Uruci Chip Casey

Roland Uruci has worked with Phare Play for two years now, having recently played Canon Chasuble in their production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Since his first performance he has known that this was a theater company that he wished to continue with having played a drunk, a mountain shaman and a Southern interpretation of a classic Russian. Roland's last feature film Across Dot.Ave is currently waiting for distribution and his short film, Dinner for Four, that he produced, co-directed and stared in is currently in post production. Many thanks go to Blake for letting him continue to be part of the Phare Play family. Contact Roland at