Genre: Comedy
By Lawrence Riley, Directed By Blake Bradford

This rollicking and timeless comedy is one heck of a ride (and was adapted by Mae West as the film GO WEST, YOUNG MAN). It tells in the lightest and most frolicsome fashion about a famous movie star who travels about the country making personal appearances to promote her latest film. This lady, however, is so susceptible to masculine charm that she has to have a special manager with her to keep her out of mischief. She simply cannot resist flirting with any good-looking young man who happens to cross her path. It can easily be imagined into what amusing complications this propensity involves the movie star, when she stops at a combination tourist home and gasoline filling station attended by a couple of good-looking youths!

Open:   01/11/11
Close:   01/22/11

Tues 1/11 8pm, Wed 1/12 8pm, Sat 1/15 2pm, Sun 1/16 8pm, Tues 1/18 8pm, Wed 1/19 8pm and Sat 1/22 2pm
Theater:   Wings Theatre
Address:   154 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
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Closest subway: 1, 9 to Christopher Street, west on Christopher Street several blocks to theatre

Cost:$20 General Admission, $15 for Students (with valid ID)
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Wings Theatre at 212-627-2961
Company: Zephyer Rep
Sam Albertsen Johnson

Sam Albertsen is very pleased to be working with Zephyer Rep again in Personal Appearance.  Sam is an actor from La Crosse, WI where he earned a bachelor's degree in Theatre Performance from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.  Off-Off Broadway credits include I Dream of Red Wine (Producers' Club) Dulcy (Wings Theatre, Zephyer Rep) Stop Kiss (Gene Frankel Theatre) Pizza Man (Dorothy Streslin Theatre, MITF nominee for best actor in a play).  Sam does Stand-Up Comedy all over NYC and is a founding member of Do You Like This In Your Face? improv and sketch group who recently competed in the Sketchprov '09 competition at the PIT. 

Mary Jane Gocher Mrs. Struthers

Mary Jane Gocher appeared as Mrs. Struthers in Zephyer Rep’s earlier production of Personal Appearance.  She was most recently seen in Love Creek Productions’ Trojan Women.  Prior roles with Zephyer Rep include Egeus and Robin Starveling in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Aunt Lizzie in I, Undertow.  Other credits include Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest and Mrs. Plumm in Uncommon Women...and Others for Love Creek Productions; Martha in Arsenic and Old Lace and Lynne Weiss in Pants on Fire for Phare Play;  Mrs. Baker in Butterflies Are Free for Latin American Theatre Ensemble, and Cory in How Fish Breathe for All Souls Players Reading Series. Her TV credits include a principal role in Court TV’s Haunting Evidence. She has studied with Austin Pendleton and  Eric Michael Gillett at HB Studio.  AFTRA

Charlie Gorrilla is excited to working at the Wings Theater for the second time.  He just finished, last month, a successful run of Much Ado About Everything.  Over the past months Charlie has been in The Psychiatrist, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, (Perchance to Dream) Romeo and Juliet (The Secret Theatre), Piece of Cake (Gallery Players), Das Radio, Ferry Ride, Anniversary Special, and Details.  After this he takes a turn as Matt in Dog Sees God. He had a recurring role on Guiding Light and has been on As the World Turns.  He recently wrapped the feature film It’s Not You. He has also been in several short films.  Charlie studied acting at The University of Minnesota, Duluth.  He would like to thank his family and friends for the constant support.

Daniel Hainsworth is  happy to be performing once again at the Wings Theatre.  He graduated from Emerson College and SpringboardNYC in 2009.  Originally he is from Nashville, Tennessee.

Linda Hill Carole Arden

Linda Hill is a nationally renowned performing artist who has appeared on Cinemax, Nashville Network, PBS and Comedy Central. She has starred with such talent as Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Don Novello a.k.a. Father Guido Sarducci and with Miss Minnie Pearl. She has been an artist in residence with Home for Contemporary Theatre and Art and HERE Space and hosted the No Shame series for 3 years at the Public Theatre. Her solo performances have been featured at P.S.122, the Kitchen, Surf Reality, Dixon Place and the Vineyard Theatre. She's hosted PBS Comedy Tonight, New York City Opry, the Brooklyn Country Music Festival, Brooklyn County Fair and her own monthly show, Lindy Loo's Country Cuzins. Currently she is at work on a novella, Girl Child, and touring a new solo project, Big City Hick. Find her on facebook to join her fan club. She's thrilled to be working with Zephyer Rep again - this is her seventh production with the company.

Katharine McKenzie graduated with a bachelor's in history and pre-veterinary medicine from the University of Notre Dame, then ran away to New York to be an actress.  She is very grateful to Zephyer Rep for this latest experience, and to her parents for their perpetual support.

Kelsey Moore Joyce

Kelsey Moore graduated this past spring from Circle-in-the-Square Theatre School, and she is so thrilled to be a part of her second production at Wings Theatre! Recently seen at Wings in Much Ado About Everything (Maggie), with the ReGroup Theatre company, in 1931 (The Girl) at the Irish Repertory Theatre, and Big Night (Vera) at Saint Luke's Theatre. Also in Ravel (Bree/Lachesis) produced by Theatre Nyx. You can see her in Dog Sees God (CB's Sister) with Moses Mogliee Theatre: February 24th - March 6th, The Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios. Thanks to Linda, Blake, and Kymm!

Carol Neiman Aunt Kate

Carol is delighted to be starting the new year at Wings, working and playing together with old friends and new. Recent credits include: The Unfortunate Honeymoon of Tony and Steve (Grammy Jean) and I, Undertow (Eunice) by Blake Bradford; Bird House (Rita) by Kate Marks; Nick Taylor's indie film, Paradise East (Eunice); and (voice) reader of D.H. Lawrence's "Corazon and the Parrots" for Mornings in Mexico, multimedia art installation produced by Tamar Guimares.

Madeline Reed Jessie

Madeline Reed was most recently seen as Betty in Much Ado About Everything and Rachel in The Unfortunate Honeymoon of Tony and Steve at the Wings Theater and prior to that she appeared as Snout the Tinker in the Zephyer Rep production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She also appeared as an unhinged grade school teacher in the film The Video Guys, and can be seen as Detective Powell in the film Fog Warning, which has been included in the Fright Night Festival as well as Shockerfest International Film Festival. Her training includes The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and T. Schreiber Studio in New York. While at RADA she appeared as Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and as Nerissa in Merchant of Venice. Other favorite past roles include Li'l Bit in How I Learned to Drive, Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, Mistress Page in Merry Wives of Windsor, Sandra in The Exonerated and Sebastial Lore/Oatsie Carew in Vampire Lesbians of Sodom/Sleeping Beauty or Coma. Much love to Blake and Zephyer for great opportunities and great fun!

Alan Salsbury Tuttle

Alan Salsbury was most recently seen as Petit Pois in the world premiere of Le Wilhelm’s The Seduction of Edgar Degas at 59E59 Theatres and as Quentin in Tennessee Williams’ Small Craft Warnings.  Other New York credits include George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man, George Feydeau’s The Saucy Goose, Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan and An Ideal Husband, Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit, William Inge’s The Boy in the Basement, Le Wilhelm’sSnafu and Strawberry Preserves, Pirandello's Chee-Chee, and Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Taming of the Shrew

Blake Bradford Director

is an Emmy Award winning writer/director whose theatrical work has appeared all over the US and internationally in Canada, Mexico, Greece, Scotland/England, Denmark, Italy and South Africa.  His original plays I, Undertow, Dance at Bataan, The Last Cloud, Gay Slave Handbook and Word Within the Word are actively seen in the regional circuits and NYC.  His new play, The Unfortunate Honeymoon of Tony and Steve just completed a long run here at Wings Theatre.  He has adapted Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard (1920's Charleston, SC), which has now played NYC twice, Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba (with music composed by Lorca) and Much Ado About Everything (with Michael Weems).  He will be directing The Last Laugh with two-time Emmy winner Joan Darling and Judy Kerr this winter in LA, and then in April he will direct Bill Svanoe's Callback in Santa Fe, NM.

Blake is currently on the staff of "Live from Lincoln Center" (PBS), where they won a 2008 Emmy for Madama Butterfly. He just completed the highly acclaimed live airing of South Pacific for LFLC.  Other TV credits include "The Big Gay Sketch Show" (LOGO/MTV), "Showtime at the Apollo" (NBC), "Drama Desk Awards" (PBS) and "Arthur Ashe Kids Day" (CBS).  He serves as Artistic Director of Zephyer Rep.

Kymm Zuckert Co-director

A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Circle-in-the-Square Theatre School and New York University, Kymm has been working in the theatre for forty years. The daughter of well-known actors Bill Zuckert and Gladys Holland, she started performing at the age of three in such plays as The Little Clown That Forgot How to Laugh and a French-language version of Sleeping Beauty as well as appearing in television shows like "Sanford and Son", "Baa Baa Black Sheep", and "Days of Our Lives". As an adult, Kymm has been a performer and director with theatre companies such as Love Creek Productions, Foolish Mortals, Phare Play Productions and Zephyer Rep, performing as Josie in Moon for the Misbegotten, April in The Hot L Baltimore, Bottom in an all-female version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Leona in Small Craft Warnings and Marie-Ange in the world premiere of Maiden's Progeny at 59E59 Theaters.  She has been a director for the past seventeen years, of such shows as Smashing, Hunting and Gathering, The Trojan Women, Dear Brutus, Man and Superman, Dulcy, The Cemetery Plays, The Unfortunate Honeymoon of Tony and Steve, A Woman of No Importance, Orpheus Descending, Ghosts, Arcadia, A Doll's House, Cloud Nine, Closer, Gay Slave Handbook and Shirley Valentine.

Emily Rolston Production Stage Manager

Emily Rolston is a recent graduate of Le Moyne College with a BA in Theatre Arts.  She has stage managed twelve shows with Zephyer Rep.  Previously, Emily has worked as a stage manager/assistant stage manager for the Gifford Family Theatre, Boomerang Theatre Company, and Wingspan Arts.

Jonathan Sangster Assistant Stage Manager

Jonathan Lee Sangster is excited to be working with Wings Theater/Zephyer Rep once again. Past directing credits include Hunting and Gathering (Asst. Director), The Little Dog Laughed (Director), Catholic School Girls (Director) and Twelfth Night (Asst. Director). Recent acting credits include Damn Yankees (Van Buren), All Shook Up (Dennis), and Facing East (Marcus). Thanks to Emily, Chie, Blake and everyone else for welcoming him with open arms!