...ANOTHER MAN'S POISON

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Written By George O. Brome, Directed by Passion Hansome

…ANOTHER MAN’S POISON uncovers the irony of success, juxtaposed with the fascinating backdrop of prime time television. When Frankie Masters, a struggling comedian, gets the opportunity to have his own network television show in 1970, his imminent stardom threatens to reveal the hidden conflict and mounting turmoil of his personal life. Taking place prior to the celebrity tabloid when exposés were the norm, it takes a close look at lives intertwined—where each character confronts personal sacrifices that will forever impact them. …ANOTHER MAN’S POISON takes place during a pivotal time in history when the Vietnam War, exposing the racial divide, and the politicizing of sexual identity, all conspire to add depth and texture to the drama.

A quintessential Hollywood story with a distinct New York bite, …ANOTHER MAN’S POISON is full of pointed humor, straightforward drama, and allows audiences to concede to their incessant desire to be a voyeur to the reality of "making of a celebrity." It is a story of family, ambition, and the choices that are made along the way.

Open:   08/12/09
Close:   08/23/09

Schedule:
Wednesday (8/12) at 7 p.m.
Wednesday (8/19) at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Fridays at 7 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m
Theater:   Peter Jay Sharp
Address:   416 West 42nd Street
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Cost:75.00
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Presented by: Orielle Creative Company         Official Web Site: www.oriellecreativecompany.com
 James Edward Shippy is originally from Houston, TX where his credits include Giving Up The Ghost, Behind Closed Doors, and playing Martin Luther King Jr. in The Meeting. NY credits include The Last Minstrel Show (finalist in Strawberry One Act Festival, Feb. 07), A Soldiers Play, and August Strindberg's Comrades. Recently he has wrapped up roles in Untitled horror film directed by Richard W. Haines, and Pressure, an urban drama set in Harlem in the 1980's. Much thanks to the DPOH!

 

 is pleased to return to Playwrights Horizons where he was last seen in Marion McClinton’s Police Boys. More recently, he understudied Charles Dutton’s Levee in the revival of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and originated the role of the Bones in Oyamo’s Killa Dilla. Other New York credits include Carson McCullers and Let Me Live (Drama Desk and Audelco Award nominations). Regional appearances include Gem of the Ocean, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Dark Paradise, In Walks Ed, Death and the King’s Horseman, Jitney. Television and film credits include Law & Order, Presumed Innocent, Malcolm X, Requiem for a Dream, The Affair and Miracle at Saint Anna.

 

recently returned from London as Officer Krupke in the 50th Anniversary production of West Side Story at Sadler's Wells. Mr. Greenstein was also seen this winter on screen in the hit comedy Confessions of a Shopaholic starring Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy. New York stage credits include Judge Capria in Absolute Clarity, Detective Cappaletti in No Place to be Somebody, and Theatre for the New City's productions of Little Lulu, Secret Agent and Code Orange on the M15. His solo shows From Bubby to Bat Yam and Voices from the Holy ... and Not so Holy Land have been produced here and abroad including the Fakkel Theatre in Belgium, the Beersheva Theatre in Israel and the United States Holocaust Museum. Television credits include Head Case, Cupid, Law and Order SVU, Seinfeld, Growing Pains and many more. Other film credits are Noise, Never Forever, Minbender Chain of Command, Tough Guys and The Bear. Mr. Greenstein is a proud member of Actors Equity and the Screen Actors Guild.

 

is proud of his Ohio childhood, a BFA in Theatre (Kent State 1971), his studies with Uta Hagen and his collaborations with Al Carmines. At three score he is now comfortable in the role of character actor with work in 2009 that includes Rubicon (AMC pilot), Scorsese’s Boardwalk Empire (HBO pilot) and the Ginsberg biopic, Howl. He just wrapped Jesse Archer’s Bye Bye Fruit Fly directed by Casper Andreas. The film stars Mindy Cohn and will premiere at Sundance Festival 2010. Friends say Dennis is sentimental, adorable, fabulous, groovy, piquant, sweet, sexy, resourceful, competitive, mysterious, generous, caring and blessed with love.

 

is proud to reprise her role as Pauline in …Another Man's Poison. She is originally from Los Angeles and received her B.A. in Theater at the University of Southern California. She has performed theater in her hometown of Los Angeles as well as England and now New York. Ms. Lowder is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.

Broadway: Angela Lansbury, A Celebration. Off-Broadway: Another Man's Poison, Christmas Rappings. Original cast: On The Radio; Richmond: A Musical Fantasia; Abused: A Musical Play. Opera: Four Saints in Three Acts (Encompass New Opera Theatre). Soundtrack: Parking Wars (A&E Television). Rock bands: Michelangelo; Dollhouse. Recordings: Jazz in the Key of Ebell. West Side Dance Project scholarship student.