ANYONE FOR A CLASSY THREESOME?:
A NIGHT OF MULTIMEDIA ADAPTATIONS

Genre: Classical, Comedy, Drama
P. Case Aiken III, Adam Samtur, Matthew Kagen

Using various forms of media (film, radio, song/dance), Anyone for a Classy Threesome? brings together three short tales based off of classical works of literature. Starting off with Spinner Spirits Presents Showpiece Theater Starring Rex McDeevit, a radio play version of Othello, then moving into 1,001 Peorian Nights based off the famous Arabian tales, and ending with an ethereal symbolist spin-off of Dante's Inferno entitled Song Five, Circle Two, the night has something to offer everyone, from old-time radio junkies to dance theatre fans. Brought to you by the folks at Just ASK Productions, the 90-minute show will draw you in with all the sights, sounds, and spectacle a modern day audience can desire.

Spinner Spirits Presents Showpiece Theater Starring Rex McDeevit
Written by P. Case Aiken III
Directed by Adam Samtur
Adapted from Shakespeare’s Othello

1,001 Peorian Nights
Written by Adam Samtur
Directed by Matthew Kagen
Adapted from 1,001 Arabian Nights

Song Five, Circle Two
Written by Matthew Kagen
Directed by P. Case Aiken III
Adapted from Dante’s Inferno


About the Company: Just ASK Productions

Just ASK Productions is the brainchild theater company of executive artistic directors P. Case Aiken III, Adam Samtur, and Matthew Kagen. Founded in the summer of 2008, Just ASK Productions aims to produce original scripts for a downtown New York audience.



Cast: David Ebert, Olivia Gilliatt, Lauren Lopez, Sivan Hadari, Steve White, Katia Hoerning, Travis Stroessenreuther
Open:   01/25/10
Close:   02/16/10

Schedule:
Monday, January 25th at 8PM
Monday, February 1st at 8PM
Monday, February 8th at 8PM
Tuesday, February 16th at 8PM
Theater:   Kraine Theater
Address:   85 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
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Cost:$15
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Greg Engbrecht Rex McDeevit

Greg Engbrecht has worked in New York City as an actor, director, and stage manager for three years. He received his BA in Theater at Ithaca College and his recent credits include Mountain Jews (Isaac) Off-Broadway, Titus Andronicus (Lucius Andronicus) at The Brick, Whisky, Beer, and Apple Pie (Chris) at the Abingdon, and the New York Premier of The Tragedy of John (Ben) at Theatre Row Studios. You can see him also in a spring release of the feature film Hated, (dir: Lee Madsen).

Dan Belmont Alan Spinner

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).

 

Pat Reidy Bobby Soap

Pat Reidy is native of Boston, MA and a newcomer actor/musician to the New York scene making his debut with JustASK Produtions.  Recent projects include stage roles as the Valet (No Exit), Sunny (Grease), Captian Walker (The Who's Tommy), and Benvolio (Romeo & Juliet) as well as commercials and industrial work.  He spent five years as a fully immersed pirate tour guide for the New England Pirate Museum and three years as a founding and performing member of Grandma's 3rd Leg, a Northshore Boston improv group.  He also has a great passion for music, having performed regionally in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and along side Boston slop-rock group God Awful.

1001 Peorian Nights (Kraine Theater), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Wings Theater), Urinal Play (Kraine Theater), Fly Away (Producers Club), The Cupcake Diet (American Theater of Actors), What I Like (Where Eagles Dare Festival), Father of the Bride (State of Maine Theater), and The Man Who Came to Dinner (Ridge Repertory). Readings at the Algonquin Theater, Hudson Theater Guild, and with the Drafts (Horse Trade Theater Company). Recent grad.  BA from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.  Collegiate Honors Society. 

Leilani Drakeford is an actress from Brooklyn, New York. She has worked in film (" Shining Through", "The Andersons"), theater ( " Joe Turner's Come and Gone", "The Tempest", " Into the Woods") and television commercials. A graduate of Cal Arts,she has performed in New Zealand, Los Angeles, and New York. She can be seen playing the role of Donna in the upcoming play "Song Five, Circle Two" directed by Case Aiken at the Kraine Theater, an adaptation of Dante's Inferno.

Born and raised in western Canada Ginger Kearns is a multi-talented actor, dancer and comedienne.  The Manitoba native has starred in roles on award winning television series "The Sopranos" and the highly successful "Dave Chapelle Show".  Ginger studied at the prestigious American Musical and Dramatic Academy and obtained her BFA in theatre from The New School University.  She can be seen performing with her improv group "Poison Ivy Massacre" or in online videos with her sketch group "White Cotton Panties".  Cult indie films include: "Be My Valentine: Franny Canada", "Don't Mess With Texas", "Double Dip: Or how Four Discs of Pearl Harbor Ruined My Life", and the hilarious "Merry Christmas: I Got You Herpes".