Genre: Comedy, Lesbian+Gay
Written by Kyle Baxter and Jon Crefeld, Directed by Mark Duncan

 Kira and Lieutenant Cruz are getting married! ...or so they think. Love is in the air, hot shot pilots from Cruz's Navy squadron are coming, but not everyone is happy about the impending nuptials. And what exactly is going on between Bennett the best man and Kira's cousin Tom? Scornful exes, anonymous texting, and even an officer may come out in this modern day, gender-bending interpolation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

About the Company: The Collective Objective

The Collective Objective (CollOb) is a group of New York based actors and writers, producing their own work; pledging to contribute what they have, to listen, learn, lead, love, inspire and build faith, to be more than one, to take upon ourselves, the strength of the many and its needs, to serve the collective objective in all its forms.

CollOb racked up nine nominations at this years MITF awards for its productions of The Sword Politik and I Hate Love, winning several along with the coveted Producers Award for I Hate Love.

Open:   07/13/09
Close:   08/01/09

Monday, July 13th at 8:30pm, Friday July 17th at 5:30pm, Sunday July 19th at 7:30pm, Saturday, July 25th at 11am, and Tuesday, July 28th at 8:30 p.m., Saturday August 1st at 5 p.m.
Theater:   Abingdon Theater, Dorothy Strelsin Thr
Address:   312 West 36th Street, First Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation at 866-811-4111
Company: The Collective Objective         Official Web Site: www.nevernormanrockwell.com
Elizabeth Allerton Alice Lawrence


Elizabeth recently performed in Three Way Disney, as Ursula, at the Roy Arias Theatre/NYC last month.  Fall ‘09, she was Ellen in Lee Blessings, Two Rooms, Red Room/NYC.  In the Midtown Festival 2009, she was Alice in, I Hate Love, awarded the Outstanding Ensemble Performance.  Additionally, she has performed in short & full features and does voice over work. Special shout out to her two loves, Melissa and Aussie.  Thanks Kyle for your immense talent.

Sarah Barry Kira Lawrence

Sarah Barry is originally from Rochester, NY, and has been living in NYC for several years. She is a public school teacher who enjoys acting whenever she can. Sarah received her B.A. from Hobart and William Smith Colleges , where she studied Sociology and Theater, and her Master's degree from CUNY Hunter. She has really enjoyed working with the director and all the cast members of Titus Andronicus.

Danielle Beckmann Margaret Frank

 Danielle is thrilled to be a part of the MITF. Danielle is a Southern California native who graduated from Chapman University in Orange, California, with a BFA in Theatre Performance. She moved to Manhattan two weeks after graduation in 2008, and she has been living in the city of her dreams ever since. In Manhattan she has performed with Wingspan Arts in a series of original one-acts titled Love(d), and also was a member of Springboard NYC, a program for young actors produced by the American Theatre Wing. She hopes that you LOVE the show and thanks you all for your support! Myspace.com/DanielleBeckmannActor

Dan Belmont LT Sean Peterson

Dan couldn't be more excited to be back on stage with his Collob friends in the MITF! NYC Credits: I Hate Love (MITF), Spinner Spirits Presents... (The Kraine Theater), New Car Smell (which he also produced) and Happy Hour (the one with the free PBR's). Regional Credits: Munoz in City of Angels,Smokey in Damn Yankees (Heritage Repertory Theatre, Charlottesville, VA), Toad of Toad Hall, Dracula (The Barnstormers, Tamworth, NH), and three tours of duty at The Lost Colony (Outer Banks, NC).


Patricia Comstock LT Connor Walsh

Patricia’s NYC roles include Dymphna in Duncan Pflaster's Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants (nominated for nine MITF awards, including Outstanding Ensemble), Callista/Susan inGirls, Boys, and Toby Belch, Titania in Thyme of the Season, Beryl inYour Favorite Things, Stephano in The Tempest, Tiresius/Dancer/Singer in The Bacchae, Penelope/Crew in Homer's Odyssey in Puppets, and as a dancer in Tortured Garden. More favorites: Katherine in Taming of the Shrew, Celia in As You Like It, Laurey in Oklahoma!, and Whore in Hello Again. Love to Paul, her favorite co-conspirator. PatriciaComstock.com.

Austin Elmore Deputy Verges

Austin is excited to perform in New York for the first time with I Hate Love. He looks forward to building up a bio as exciting as his castmates'.

John Felidi Robert Lawrence

John would like to thank Kyle, John, Mark, and the cast for this wonderful experience. He has a leading role in the upcoming independent feature Safehouse as well as in I, Creator. He is honored to be a part of this play.

Anthony Gargano PO Boris Sagitov

Anthony is delighted to be back on the NY stage as part of the MITF’s tenth year celebration. Anthony attended the New York Film Academy, where he wrote, directed, and acted in a number of films. He studied acting in NYC with Bruce Ornstein. Select credits include: THEATER: Harry Padavona in Just Call Me Nickie, Dr. Bill Martin inWeekend of Death, Martin in Feeding the Moonfish, and Bob in Sans Deus. FILM: Buster in The Captive, Nick Russo in Initial Sin, Tony inBrown Water, Vincent in Lover From Beyond the Grave, Laslo in Istvan, Detective Brown in On the Run Again: This America Part 2, and Callaghan in Safe House. Break a leg to all the actors, and to the audience, enjoy the show!

DR Mann Hanson Tom Lawrence

DR is ecstatic to reprising the role of Mark Elmer in Never Norman Rockwell! Past MITF shows include last year’s I Hate Love with CollOb and 2008’s The Ghost Dancers with Stone Soup Theatre Arts. A graduate of San Francisco State University, DR has directed shows including Waiting for Godot,  produced for Stone Soup (The MacGuffin, Ghost Dancers, What Happens to Women Here, and The Living), and acted with The Beggars Group (Glass Houses) and Nosedive (Infectious Opportunity). Big Thanks to Kyle, CollOb, and cast and all my love to Jamison, whose support knows no bounds!


Andrew Stephen Johnson LT Cruz Galvan

Andrew is very excited to be working on his first project in New York and since graduating from acting school. He graduated in May from Circle in the Square Theatre School and finalized his two years by playing Lee Baum in Arthur Miller's The American Clock. Other favorite roles include Konstantin in The Seagull and George Gibbs in Our Town.

Roi King Father Frank

 Roi is fresh from producing, directing, and starring in Extensions. After attending Kingsborough College for Theatre Arts, Roi teamed up with film and video artists Michael Paul Britto, where he starred in and choreographed Dirty Harriet Tubman/Slave for You, This Little Word of Mine (Live), and their latest project The Argument. King also recently starred in a set of shorts called Nowhere and as part 6th Annual 72 Hour Film Shootout, Happy Sad Go! Go! Go! These are just a few projects that Roi has been hard at work on, so look forward to seeing lots more of him. Roi would like to thank his family, friends, and co-workers for their continued support. (You guys are the best.) Special thanks to Mark Duncan, Kyle Baxter, and this great cast.

Blaine Pennington CMDR Gerald Bennett

Blaine Pennington is excited to perform as Dromio of Ephesus in his second Phare Play production. Blaine's current projects include the independent shorts Pushed, a fast paced thriller that sends him rushing through New York City fighting bad guys in hopes of saving the woman he loves, and No Exit: The Lost Triangle, an adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre's existential play set in modern day Iraq. Both films will make their way through the independent film circuit this summer. Keep up with Blaine's ongoing projects by joining his facebook fanpage at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blaine-Pennington/83024920076?ref=ts

Duncan Pflaster Sheriff Boone Doggleberry

Duncan Pflaster has been writing and acting in NYC for 11 years, and recently winning awards for both. His plays include Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants, Suckers, Ore or Or, The Wastes of Time, Eternity: Time Without End, and many more. This is his third time with the 21-hour play festival, and he's excited to jump off the cliff again! www.duncanpflaster.com

Elizabeth Pickett CPT Ingrid Peterson

Elizabeth is delighted to work with The Collective Objective. Recent credits include: Willows Theatre, Marin Shakespeare, Nevada Civic Light Opera, Solano Theatre, and Hillbarn Theatre. She also opened for Carol Channing at the Venetian Room inSan Francisco. She would like to thank: Fred, the Fam, Michael, Susan, JHS, Marsha, Greg, and Jana.