Genre: Comedy
Written by Norm Foster; Directed by Jessica McVea

Two men concoct a list of the attributes of the ideal woman - the "top ten" best qualities in a mate. When this allegedly 'Ideal Woman' actually arrives on the scene the men quickly learn that their list could use a few revisions. This hilarious and thought-provoking play examines the quest for perfection, in its long awaited New York premiere.

Open:   04/28/10
Close:   05/15/10

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
Thursdays at 7:00 pm
Fridays at 8:00 pm
Saturdays at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm
Theater:   Manhattan Theatre Source
Address:   177 MacDougal Street
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In New York he has most recently appeared Off Broadway in The Transport Group’s retelling of the anti-war drama “Bury The Dead” (Drama Desk Nom). Other New York locations include the Marjorie Deane Little Theatre, LaMaMa, 59 E59th, premier work shops of "Salvage" and "Smoke" at The Public, and many others.

Regionally Jake has recently returned from a west coast production of Shakespeare's Othello performing the title role. ha has also worked at Trinity Repertory, Seattle Repertory, Seattle Shakespeare Company, The American Shakespeare Center, and The Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Comedy of Errors-Winner Best Comedy 2004, Denver Westword), among others. Some television and radio credits include As the World Turns, One Life to Live, and currently he is one of the voices of Comcast Media’s national campaign. Jake is a graduate of the Cornish College of the Arts. Jake is grateful for the opportunity to work with such a delightful ensemble.

Jarel has performed in theatres all over the country. His most recent project was playing Bela Lugosi in the Ellis Island production of “Taking a Chance on America – The Bela Lugosi Immigration Story”. He is a member of Oberon Theatre Ensemble and has played George in John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”; Lucentio in “Taming of the Shrew”; Lucio in “Measure for Measure”; Aden Paltz in Michael Weller’s “Ghosts on Fire” and Pastor Manders in Ibsen’s “Ghosts”. Other NYC credits include Dr. Glass in “Room Service” and Machal in Vaclav Havel’s “The Increased Difficulty of Concentration” both at The Actors Studio directed by Arthur Storch. He also appeared as Yasha the Bonehead in the NYFringe hit “Three Sisters in Search of a Cherry Orchard” and as Gene in Richard Greenberg’s “The Author’s Voice”. Other favorite roles include Antipholous and Dromio of Syracuse in “Comedy of Errors”; Malvolio in “Twelfth Night” and Touchstone in “As You Like It” at The New England Shakespeare Festival (first folio unrehearsed productions); Rick Steadman in "The Nerd" at Know Theatre in Binghamton, NY; Bottom in “Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Christopher Wren in Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” at Lake Worth Playhouse in Florida; Cockles in “Rip Van Winkle” at The Great American Melodrama in California; a national tour with The Shoestring Players, a children’s theatre company as well as Karl Lindner in “A Raisin in the Sun” and Ron Davis in “The Baby Dance” both for The AmeriCulture Arts Festival in Massachusetts. Film: Independent features “Fillmore Lights”, “New Detroit”, “Fighting Irish” and “The Sunshine Deli and Grocery”. TV: “Ed”, “Law & Order”, “One Life to Live”. Jarel can also be seen and heard in numerous commercials and voiceovers. He received his MFA from The Actors Studio at the New School (first graduating class) and is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio.

National Tour: Harper in Michael Mayer’s production of Angels In America (LA Pride and Carbonel Awards, and Joseph Jefferson Nomination). Other credits include: Carrie: A Period Piece (PS:122); Heartbreak House (Intiman); Orpheus Descending (Arena Stage); How I Learned to Drive and The Clean House (Arizona Theatre Company); the world premiere or Tony Kushner’s Slavs! (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Humana Festival), Emily Mann’s adaptation of The Cherry Orchard (McCarter Theatre); The Rover and Dancing at Lughnasa (Goodman Theatre); The Glass Menagerie, Aristocrats, and Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Huntington Theatre); Collected Stories (A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Footlights Award); The Syringa Tree, Saint Joan ,and Machinal (Kansas City Repertory), Measure for Measure (Court Theatre), and Laughing Wild (Bailiwick - After Dark Award and Joseph Jefferson Citation). Some Film/Television Credits: Swimmers with Cherry Jones; March in Windy City (BBC); Stella (Comedy Central), and co-stars on ER, The Untouchables, Law & Order (SVU, CI, and the Mother ship). Member of the Actors Equity Association.


Is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and has since gone on to direct with many New York theatre companies, including Prophecy Productions, Manhattan Theatre Source, BOO-Arts and Piper McKenzie. Her last project was Three Days in the Park at Manhattan Theatre Source. She also directed Exodus in the 2008 New York Fringe Festival and 52 Man Pickup in the 2009 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Jessica is the Chorus President of the New York City Master Chorale and has recently forayed into the film directing business with the short horror film The Procedure.


Was born in Newmarket, Ontario on St. Valentine's Day. Raised in Toronto, he attended West Hill Collegiate Institute and then went on to study Radio & Television Arts at Centennial College in Toronto and then Confederation College in Thunder Bay. Upon completion of his studies, he began a radio career that would span 25 years and which would take him from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg to Kingston and finally to Fredericton, New Brunswick. It was in Fredericton in 1980 that Norm was introduced to the world of theatre. Foster fell in love with the theatre right then and there, and two years later he penned his first professionally produced play, Sinners. It was produced by Theatre New Brunswick and directed by Malcolm Black, who would also direct Foster's next effort, the highly successful, The Melville Boys. The Melville Boys would go on to be produced across Canada and in the United States, including a well-received run off-Broadway in New York. It would become Foster's signature play, and the one which would bring his name to the forefront of Canadian theatre. Since then, Norm Foster has produced an astonishing output of work. Nearly forty plays in all, including The Affections of May, the most produced play in Canada in 1991. He has also written a musical with composer Leslie Arden (The Last Resort) and four musicals (Jasper Station, Race Day, Sitting Pretty & One Moment.) with composer Steve Thomas.