GOOD EGG

Genre: Drama
Written by Dorthy Fortenberry, Directed by Kel Haney

GOOD EGGis a funny and surprising play about bioethics, siblings, and the limits of unconditional love.

 

GOOD EGGis the story of responsible Meg, who has always been the caretaker for her bipolar younger brother, Matt.  When she decides to get pregnant through artificial insemination, she contemplates having her embryos screened for bipolar disorder; this ignites a debate with her brother about bioethics and what it means to self-select “normal” traits.

 

Does Meg takethe idea of "being responsible" too far?


About the Company: The Red Fern Theatre Company

The Red Fern Theatre Company (RFTC), founded by Emilie E. Miller and Melanie Moyer Williams in March 2006, strives to provoke social awareness and change through theatrical productions and outreach. Each play produced by the Red Fern Theatre Company addresses social issues that range in scope from local to global, and each production is paired with a philanthropy whose work relates to the social themes of the play. A portion of the proceeds from each play produced is donated to the designated philanthropy. We also provide our audiences with information on the philanthropy both by introducing their mission at each performance and including information about them in the play’s program. By associating each production with a philanthropic organization, we are able to respond directly to the people actually affected by the issues addressed in the play.

Over the past three seasons, RFTC has produced a diverse range of programming, including ten full length plays as well as workshops and staged readings of one new work which premiered at the New York Fringe Festival in August 2008. Our 2009-2010 Season is dedicated to new plays and will open with the New York Premiere of Shirley Lauro’s ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT.

The RFTC believes in an individual's responsibility to his/her community. Theatre can educate; it can also comfort. It can remind the audience that suffering and joy are feelings felt by all. The Red Fern Theatre Company would like each of its productions to create a lasting impression that fosters a community among those on and off the stage

New York is home to thousands of theatre companies; many of them are committed to socially conscious plays. The Red Fern Theatre Company distinguishes itself by bridging the gap between the theatre we produce and the change it seeks to create. In its partnerships with philanthropies, the RFTC provides the vehicle for which our audiences can give back to their community.





Cast: Andrea Day
Open:   10/21/10
Close:   11/07/10

Schedule:
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m. (No performance on Sunday October 24)

Additional performances on Monday October 25th and November 1st at 8pm

Theater:   LABA Theater
Address:   344 East 14th Street
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Cost:$25
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Presented by: The Red Fern Theatre Company         Official Web Site: www.redferntheatre.org

New York credits include MIDSUMMER: A Study (new theater house); Live Broadcast (FringeNYC); +30 NYC, The Long Christmas Ride Home (Red Fern Theatre); Macbeth (American Globe Theater) The Cherry Orchard (Columbia Shapiro Theater); The One Minute Play Festival at HERE Arts and Vampire Cowboy's Saloon Series. Regionally Andrea has been seen at Pennsylvania Centre Stage, California Shakespeare Theater, Berkeley Rep, Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival, and Sonoma County Rep. She is an alumna of UC Davis and received her MFA from Penn State University.  Andrea is a producing member of new theater house (www.newtheaterhouse.org) and is TDF's Broadway audiodescriber for the visually impaired.

Theatre:  Saving Throw Versus Love (Fringe), Len, Asleep in Vinyl (2nd Stage), Tea and Sympathy (Keen Company), Pen (Playwright's Horizon), The Dear Boy (2nd Stage) The Fear Project (Barrow Group), Trust (Play Company) Kimberly Akimbo (Hartford Theatreworks), Donnie Darko (A.R.T), The Lieutenant Of Inishmore (St. Louis Rep)

Film and TV:  War Eagle, Arkansas, The Namesake, The Cake Eaters, Stephanie Daly, "Nurse Jackie" "Law and Order", "Hope and Faith".