THE DECLARATION

Genre: Drama, Lesbian+Gay, Festival
Written and Directed by Rick Leidenfrost-Wilson

Spurred by the anti-marriage vote, a gay teacher decides to run for the New York Senate.  As this unlikely candidate campaigns to change a broken system and champion the lives of others, his own life comes under fire and he finds himself fighting to protect his career, friendships, and family.

The Declaration is an open critique of the American political system and status quo, its secretive inner-workings, the current state of homosexuality in culture and politics, and the great personal sacrifices that the common man must endure in order to assimilate into the great, political machine.  It is also a hopeful depiction of one man’s potential to affect change and better the world, even when adrift in an unforgiving sea of lies and broken promises- both personal and political.

This production is part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York's premiere eco-friendly and socially conscious theatre festival, and will be partnering with MENY (Marriage Equality New York). 10% of all proceeds will go directly to funding their fight for equality in New York and around the country. There will also be a speaker from MENY at every performance, as well as the opportunity for audience members to donate to the organization. (more info at www.meny.us)


About the Company: Off Sides Entertainment, Inc.

The name "Off Sides" was inspired by our first production, Hockey: The Musical!  "Off Sides" is a sports term used to define when players go outside the boundaries set down by the rules of play.  As a production company, we work to create and develop pieces that challenge today's social and idealogical boundaries, as well as the theatrical medium itself.





Cast: Ann Alford, Morgan Baker, Felice Cohen, J Edmund Fond, Sonya Hamlin, Jeff Kozel, Chris Leidenfrost-Wilson, Angelina Spicer, Susan Stout
Open:   06/01/11
Close:   06/26/11

Schedule:
Wed. June 1, 6:30p Mon. June 6, 6:30p Sun. June 12, 8:00p - Sun. June 19, 5:45p Sat. June 25, 8:00p Sun. June 26, 1:00p
Theater:   Robert Moss Theatre
Address:   440 Lafayette
New York, NY
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Cost:$18.00
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Company: Off Sides Entertainment, Inc.         Official Web Site: www.offsides.org
Bill Drain Senator Bob Morelli

Bill Drain (George H. Jones) recently appeared at Theatre 3 as Dr. Adnan in The Awakening directed by Annie Ward.  Other theatre credits include Cassat and Degas (Edgar Degas), Andy and Edie (Fuzzy Sedgwick), and Soccer Moms from Hell (Schuyler Harrison III).   He has also played the leads in the Atlantic Acting School Directors’ Workshop productions of Arthur Miller’s The Price (Victor) and A View from the Bridge (Eddie Carbone, Bill’s favorite role).  His numerous independent film credits include the starring role of David Wilder, a former matinee idol, in And Then . . . written, directed and produced by two time Emmy-winning filmmaker Christopher Dalrymple.  He has appeared as a lead in the popular Nippon TV (Japan) show World’s Astonishing News as Tom O’Donnell, a charming con man - and murderer.  Bill is grateful to Dana Dobreva and the Zephyer Rep/Wings Theatre for the opportunity to participate in this production of Sophie Treadwell’s fascinating play, Machinal.

Keithen Hergott Erick Van Arsdale-Troxell

Keithen is excited to be working with Rick Leidenfrost-Wilson again on perhaps the most timely and poignant piece of original theater to hit the stage this summer.  Keithen's work spans all facets of entertainment and modeling from New York Fashion Week and editorial print to Feature film and Theatre acting.  His most recent project was starring as Dylan in the upcoming paranormal thriller from Bleiberg Entertainment entitled EPISODE 50.    Currently training with New York based acting teacher John Dapolito and LA based teacher Gregory Berger-Sobeck.  Dance: Stephen Harding at MMAC. Singing: Steven Katz. Proverbs 3:5-6. www.castingnetworks.com/keithenhergott