HIDING BEHIND COMETS

Genre: Drama
by Brian Dykstra, Directed by John Trevellini

Although twin brother and sister, Troy and Honey, share an unusually strong bond, they seem as different as night and day. One late summer evening, a stranger wanders into their family-owned bar. When he starts asking personal questions, it soon becomes clear that his visit to this small-town dive has not been purely coincidental. The extent of his journey, it’s underlying motivation and the past horrors that have directed it provide a roller coaster of surprises that keep audiences on the edge of their seat until the plays final moments.

 


About the Company: Nicu's Spoon, Inc.
Founded in early 2001, Nicu’s Spoon is dedicated to producing socially reflective theatre that innovatively challenges stereotypes, and touches the heart in an unexpected way. We are the central theater group in New York City who acts as a home for all - differing colors, abilities, ages, genders, and abilities. We celebrate collaboration in developing productions that are pertinent to today’s global, diverse and rapidly changing world. New York City is full of people who are on the move and unheard, in every skin imaginable. We are committed to involving the spectrum of diverse and multi-abled voices in play selection, programs & internships, our artistic, production and volunteer staffs, and in our audience. Each play involves the rainbow we see around us on the streets of NYC. We see only possibilities and intend to change our perception of the world, one play at a time….

Open:   07/08/09
Close:   07/26/09

Schedule:
Wed-sun at 8pm
Theater:   Nicu's Spoon Theatre
Address:   38 West 38th st. 5t floor
New York, NY 10018
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Cost:$15-$18
Buy Tickets Online or Call: TheaterMania at 212-352-3101
Company: Nicu's Spoon, Inc.         Official Web Site: www.spoontheater.org

Oliver Conant began acting as a teenager in the Warner Bros film Summer of '42 and on B'way in Jean Kerr's Finishing Touches. There followed a several decades long hiatus during which he tried on the roles of college and secondary school teacher and free lance writer. In 2000, he was Hamm in Philip E. Price’s production of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame. Since then he has been more or less continuously active as actor and director, performing in a lot of Shakespeare and in a wide range of contemporary theater roles. For Nicu’s Spoon, Oliver was seen most recently as Norman Levi in Tibet Does Not Exist, and he played Luddy Beddowes in both the initial and the Off-Broadway run of Elizabeth Rex. He was the dramaturg for The Man in the Newspaper Hat, a new play about Ezra Pound and Elizabeth Bishop. In 2009 he was made Co-Literary Director for Nicu's Spoon.
 

Rebecca Challis is proud to be a member of Nicu's Spoon! Past credits include various roles for Nicu's Spoon including Maeve in 'Cherish', Elizabeth in 'Richard III', Tardy in both the Off-Off Broadway and Off-Broadway runs of 'Elizabeth Rex' and Rosie in the world premiere of 'A Kite Cut Loose In the Middle of the Sky' last fall. Rebecca also performed Off-Broadway in the New York Premiere of Tom Stoppard's "Indian Ink" with Alterego Productions. A native Texan, Rebecca had the privilege of studying at Southwest Texas State University under the tutelage of the late, great Larry Hovis. She also spent four summers as a cast member in the Texas Shakespeare Festival. Rebecca thanks all her Nicu's Spoon family, as well as her family and friends for the neverending support, love and encouragement.

David has been acting in NYC for 15 years since achieving a B.A. in English and in Drama at Muhlenberg College. Including 11 other shows, David was in the off-Broadway show, "Elizabeth Rex" and received a New York Times Review in "Kite Cut Loose In The Middle Of The Sky" with Nicu’s Spoon Productions. David also played the lead (Jeff) in Suburbia which won an Off-Broadway Review Award. His appearances on T.V. include Sex in the City, Law and Order, and OZ, as well as most recently, the 4th episode of “The Good Wife” called “Cleaning House” this season. He plays the lead in a feature called “The Falls” available on Netflix and in stores like Barnes and Noble and Borders and on Amazon.com. David also plays a supporting actor role in The Fast Life, and is in another feature “Saturday Morning” and “Zerosome”, available now. David is an AEA, AFTRA, and SAG actor. You can check out David’s website at www.actordavidtully.com

Kiran Malhotra left her hometown Pittsburgh in 2003 to study musical theatre at NYU. After graduation, she continued her training at Terry Schreiber Studios, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, and others. She’s recently appeared in the indie flicks “The Quiet Room” (13 Bit Productions) and “Won Ton Baby!” (Morgue Art Films). She was also cast as the lead in the pilot, “How to Get Lucky” (Shark Pictures). Recent stage projects include “Father Mike” at the Gallery Players and “Mules of Burma” at Second Stage. She wouldn’t be here without the support of her loved ones, so thank you all! www.kiranmalhotra.com