BLUDGEON THE LIME

Genre: Comedy
Written by Michael Weems, Directed by Brooklyn Scalzo

If you love someone, set them free. If they come back, change the locks.


Two couples - a tried and tired doctor and his society wife and a young lesbian couple who aren't quite revealed to the public, enter couples therapy to save their relationships. They meet Agatha who has instituted "separation therapy" in the hopes of reconnecting her wayward clients. When the therapy goes awry, they each find a certain truth in distance from their significant others, and are faced with the choice of acceptance or breaking the rules to reach their desire. Phare Play Productions is proud to present the world premiere of Bludgeon the Lime, a comical tale that explores these divergent relationships and shows how a little space to breathe can do wonders.
 

Open:   05/16/09
Close:   05/24/09

Schedule:
Saturday at 2PM, Sunday - Tuesday at 8PM
Theater:   Beckmann Theater
Address:   314 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Cost:$18, $15 Students
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Company: Phare Play Productions         Official Web Site: www.phareplay.com
Jim Heaphy Dr. Harold "Hal" Kelly

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.

Kendall Zwillman Donna Kelly

Kendall Zwillman is very pleased to be working on Bludgeon the Lime.  She recently played the lead in Jean in Phare Play/Developing Acts' production of Quisisana with a wonderful cast.  She has worked regionally in productions of Medea in the title role, in The Orestia as Clytemnestra, in the American premiere of Freud in Vienna and as St. Joan in Joan of Lorraine. Off-Off Broadway she did a series of original one acts produced by The Playwrights Horizons' Young Playwrights Group. Kendall is currently a member of the Terrapin Players and has participated in their summer one acts and Eight Minute Madness Festivals. Film and TV include Law and Order and Lipstick Jungle and she was featured in Howard Stern's Private Parts and Nicolas Roeg's Insignificance. She also enjoyed working with Stage Shadows Mystery Radio doing such radio plays as The Shadow, The Maltese Falcon as Bridgette O Shaughnessy and The Revenge of The Worms, broadcasting out of the Museum of Radio and TV and performed live.

*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Meaghan Reilly Agatha Myers

Meaghan Reilly is a native of Buffalo, NY. She has her BFA in Theatre Studies in from Niagara University. Recently Meaghan played Agatha in the Phare Play's world premiere of Bludgeon the Lime by Michael Weems. Other credits include, Magdalena, House of Bernarda Alba; Annie, Chicago; Miss Kitty Farrelly, A Man of No Importance; Golde, Fiddler on the Roof; Miss X, The Stronger; Witch, Macbeth. She would like to thank Mom, Dad, Lorraine, and Corey for being the best!!

Meagan Robar Ruby Myers

Meagan Robar is thrilled to be part of the world premiere of Bludgeon the Lime! She has received a BFA in Acting from the University of the Arts (Philadelphia) as well as having trained internationally at the British American Drama Academy in London. She has recently debarked Disney Cruise Lines in which she was a performer onboard the Disney Wonder. Recent Credits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), A Bright Room Called Day (Zillah) International: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia). Film: Love On Ice, Nothin’ For Christmas. She sends sincere thanks and love to her family, friends, and talented cast.

Jade Rothman Henry Mills

Jade Rothman is a graduate of Ithaca College's B.F.A. Acting program and received an Obie award in 2007 for his work in the Living Theatre's production of The Brig. New York credits include: Dance at Bataan at the Wings Theatre, Oh, Those Beautiful Weimar Girls! with the New Stage Theatre Company and The Three Penny Opera with Columbia Stages. Jade would like to thank his friends and family for their continued support.

Leticia Diaz Lynne Williams

Leticia Diaz is simply giddy about her debut show with Phare Play Productions. Most recent credits: Katrina in Naked  (2008 Vagina Festival), & her 80’s alter ego in Bartholomew Fair, NJ which she will be reviving for the 2009 Midtown International Theatre Festival (debaun.org for info). When she isn’t a Coney Island Polar Bear or marching in the Mermaid Parade, Leticia can be found in random rest stops at 2am, conserving water, & doing the ‘robot’. Thanks: for the sugar, the spice & everything nice. Kisses to my Naked Gals: sisters from other mothers. Gratitude to Brooklyn for the opportunity. Deepest admiration: to the talented guests of Isla Corazon. Everything, always, for Nino. )O(

Rocio Mendez Morgan White

Rocio Alexis Mendez is an actor, born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Starting in theater at a very young age, Rocio has been trained at the LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts, Harlem School of the Arts and recently completed conservatory training at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.  Rocio has performed with Harlem School of the Arts, Classical Theater of Harlem, _gaia Studios, J City theater and currently does performances for high school students about HIV/AIDS prevention with the organization Pride not Prejudice. Rocio is very excited to be a part of this production and looks forward to continuing working with Phare Players in the future.

Michael Weems Playwright

Michael Weems is a NYC based writer, playwright, and actor. Recent playwriting credits include: Fragments, Waiting Life, and Onward, Forward (Little Hibiscus Productions), Subtlety (Algonquin Productions), Burden Me (Strawberry Riant Festival & Awakening Drama); Waiting Life, Ready to Shine, and Subtlety (Brief Acts) and the upcoming production of Fragments (Manhattan Repertory Summer Festival - July 2009); Recent fiction/poetry credits: Love Me, As Well (Record Magazine - Winter 08-09), When We Reached the Forest (Indite Circle Literary) and being named the poet of the month for 'O Sweet Flowery Roses Literary Journal (October 2008), as well as recent works being published by 63 Channels Literary, Jump In Magazine, and Oregon Literary Review, amongst others. Thanks to my loves, Christine & Thomas. www.michaeltweems.com

Brooklyn Scalzo Director

Brooklyn Scalzo's directing credits include The Lady and the Clarinet, The Food Chain, Dance at Bataan (AD), Sweet Charity (AD), and Pants on Fire. Her favorite acting credits include Sideman (Terry), Anything Goes (Erma), Sweet Charity (Charity), Parallel Lives, Romeo and Juliet (Nurse), and Charlotte's Web (Fern). 

Gretchen Ferris was most recently a director for Phare Play's WWSS6 as well as the Assistant Director for Phare Play’s successful premiere of Bludgeon the Lime and Commander Squish Productions’ The New Hopeville Comics. As a Phare Player, she has been seen onstage in Call Waiting and No Sex Please, We’re British. Other favorite regional credits include Quilters, The Diary of Anne Frank and Dracula. She holds theatre degrees from Lenoir-Rhyne College, Florida State University and The University of North Carolina Greensboro.