FRAGMENTS

Genre: Comedy
Written by Michael Weems

Between Elizabeth's 'loving' emasculation of any man nearby, George's rampant paranoia that the sexiest girl ever - Cassandra - will make him her bitch, and Ryan's maniac nightmares of his castrating fiancé, these roommates and the rest of the myriad ensemble throw together a slap dash party to inevitably fulfill their sad destinies through wildly mismatched love affairs, life-altering prank phone calls, and the perpetual misconnection between an ambitious TV journalist-to-be and the guy next door.

Fragments invites you to laugh at their misfortune, empathize if you’ve gone through it too recently, and reminisce on when you were so naïve and fondly wonder…. What the hell was I thinking?!

Part of Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Summerfest

Directed by Christine Vinh Weems

Open:   07/15/09
Close:   07/17/09

Schedule:
Wednesday 07/15/09 - Friday 07/17/09 at 9PM
Theater:   Manhattan Repertory Theatre
Address:   303 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$20 or Call: at
Adam Files Ryan

Adam Files was born three years before you were. That’s right. He was here first. And emboldened by that authority he hereby claims all your stuff. So, seriously, he was born and raised in North Dakota... By wolves. Very articulate wolves with people names. His father was a theatre coach. And in so being doomed him to a life of art, culture, and poverty. His mother was very patient. She bought him lunches at least once a week for all 5 years of college. Seriously, how long would you tolerate this? Both parents attended every one of his 7 seasons at the local summer theatre. He battled robots. They routed his final offensive maneuver and he was slain in 2098. www.adamfiles.com

Charlie M. Foster, a native of Texas, is proud to be making his NYC debut. Charlie graduated with a B.F.A in Theatre from Sam Houston State University. Past Credits include Captain Brackett in South Pacific, Van in Dog Sees God, The Winged Man in The Winged Man, Larry in Mr. Marmalade, Romeo & Juliet, Angels in America. Charlie wishes to thank all of his family and friends for their constant support.

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!!

Alicia St. Louis Cassandra

Alicia St. Louis graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University in Northern California before going on to the Stella Adler Studio Conservatory here in the city. Some of her favorite roles in New York include Gail in Escape from Happiness and Reine in Who Will Carry the Word? She enjoys pilates and singing karaoke in her spare time. She is currently starring as Louise in the ongoing show, 8 Women: A Karaoke Murder Mystery. She’d like to thank Mike for putting up with her shenanigans!

Erin Sullivan Elizabeth

Erin Sullivan is excited to be working with Christine after making her debut with Phare Play in Summer Shorts 2008. Most recently, she performed with Malleable Dance Theater Company at Galapagos Art Space and has also been seen at Ars Nova, The Looking Glass, Columbia University, and with the Potomac Theatre Project. She is a graduate of Middlebury College where she studied theatre and has trained in New York at the Actors Center, Studio 5 and the Magnet Theater for improv. Much thanks to Christine and a great cast!

Michael Weems Sam/Playwright

Michael Weems Is a NYC based actor/writer/playwright. Michael has recently appeared in Art (Developing Acts), Burden Me (Strawberry Riant Festival), Mind Bleach (sketch comedy troupe performing at the Broadway Comedy Club), Dance at Bataan (Wings Theater), Office Hours  and The Twilight of the Golds (Phare Play Productions), and 1776 (St. Bart's Players). Recent writing credits include: Fragments and Onward, Forward (Little Hibiscus Productions), and Subtlety (Algonquin Theater). Thanks to my loves, Christine & Thomas. Michaeltweems.com