MAD MEL AND THE MARRADIANS

Genre: Comedy
Written by Gary Morgenstein, Directed by Carlo Fiorletta

In this sci-fi political romp by Syfy Channel’s Gary Morgenstein (Ponzi Man, A Tomato Can’t Grow in the Bronx), the ambitions of Imperial Chancellor Larynx of Marradia -- a planet very far away -- to become High Priest Dubya are threatened by writer Melvin Worthington. In his best-selling books about the Marradians and their visit to Earth 30,000 years ago (which he has totally made up), Worthington stumbles upon a secret that threatens the existence of the human race – bringing the Marradians to Manhattan to stop him. Directed by Carlo Fiorletta (Fertility Factor, Nipple Nazis). it will star Jordan Auslander, William Beckwith, Rachel Caccese, Robert Gaines and Mary Riley.

Open:   07/11/11
Close:   07/11/11

Schedule:
The play will be performed at the Abingdon Theatre, 312 West 36th Street in New York on Monday, July 11 at 6PM; Saturday, July 16, at 2:30PM; Tuesday, July 19, at 8:30PM; Sunday, July 24, at 6PM; and Thursday, July 28, at 8PM.
Theater:   Abingdon Mainstage Theater
Address:   312 W. 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
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Cost:$18/$15
Buy Tickets Online or Call: TheaterMania at 866-811-4111.

 

Gary Morgenstein’s prophetic play about white-collar crime, Ponzi Man, premiered at the 2005 New York Fringe Festival.

Co-host of the popular Sunday night Media Blvd Purple Haze radio show, his novels include Loving Rabbi Thalia Kleinman,

about a man who falls in love with a beautiful woman rabbi; Jesse’s Girl; the story of a father’s desperate search for his adopted teenage son;

Take Me Out to the Ballgame, a political baseball thriller,

as well as the baseball Rocky The Man Who Wanted to Play Center Field for the New York Yankees

and the relationship book, How to Find a Woman…Or Not. By day he is Director, Communications, for the Syfy Channel

William Beckwith Shooting in FL

William Beckwith has starred on stage in Svetlovidov, Thomas More, Richard III, Anthony, Salieri, Macbeth and Claudius. His screen credits include Screen, The Ragman, Bittersweet Life, Scent of a Woman and Dr. Ambedkaralong with an upcoming project for South Korea’s MBC TV.

 

Jordan played Albert in the festival movie "Albert and Mandy".

Caccese’s film credits include Fan, 17 to Midnight, An Internet World, andThe 7 Day Diary. On stage, she has appeared in Sophistry, The Skriker, Spike Heels, and All’s Well That Ends Well.  Rachel is a graduate of American Musical and Dramatic Academy Studio Program in New York City. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from The New School University. She is an active member of the Guild of Italian American Actors and Actors Equity Association.

Gaines’ major stage credits include York Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice, Jew of Malta) and Peculiar Works Project (Off Project: East- and West-Village Fragments), with films ranging from The Tickets(3+4 Productions) and Betserai(Angela Gunn). He has playmastered and acted in countless performances with the Instant Shakespeare Company, where his favorite role was Sir Andrew Aguecheek. He is a founding member /sometime lecturer at the Killington, Vermont, Shakespeare retreat.

Mary was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, and currently lives in Greenwood Lake, NY.  Film & Web: Payaso (Clown)Three from the BlockThe Otherworld, and Poker NightTheater: Glinda in The Wizard of Oz, Rona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Rosalind in As You Like It, Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Helena & Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Spontaneous Shakespeare Players, title role in the world premiere of Anna Nicole: Blonde Glory with Xoregos Performing Company, Lady Macbeth inVoodoo Macbeth with Mercia Entertainment, Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire with Thunder Bay Theatre, Hermione in The Winter's Tale with Southwest Shakespeare Company, and Claire in Proof with Winni Playhouse. She received her Bachelor of Music from East Carolina University, and a Master of Arts from Radford University. She is the Founder & Co-Producing Artistic Director of Greenwood Lake Theater.  Love to Antonio, family, friends, six beautiful nieces and sweet fur kids Cleopatra and Caesar for their continued love, support and slobbery kisses! Mary is a proud member of Actor's Equity & SAG-AFTRA.

Upcoming: 

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