HOW THE DAY RUNS DOWN

Genre: Comedy, Drama
by John Langan, Directed by S. Barton-Farcas

Merge Our Town with Dawn of the Dead and you have a slight idea of what happens when a small town is overrun by the undead. Best described as Our Town with zombies, with Thornton Wilder's Stage Manager moving between the different townspeople's stories to describe not their mundane sorrows and joys, but their encounters with, and last stands against, the zombie horde. The juxtaposition of Wilder's play, which is all about the continuity of communal life in the face of individual deaths, with a plot that posits that not only the town but all of humanity is doomed, makes for a heartbreaking story.


About the Company: Nicu's Spoon, Inc.
Founded in early 2001, Nicu’s Spoon is dedicated to producing socially reflective theatre that innovatively challenges stereotypes, and touches the heart in an unexpected way. We are the central theater group in New York City who acts as a home for all - differing colors, abilities, ages, genders, and abilities. We celebrate collaboration in developing productions that are pertinent to today’s global, diverse and rapidly changing world. New York City is full of people who are on the move and unheard, in every skin imaginable. We are committed to involving the spectrum of diverse and multi-abled voices in play selection, programs & internships, our artistic, production and volunteer staffs, and in our audience. Each play involves the rainbow we see around us on the streets of NYC. We see only possibilities and intend to change our perception of the world, one play at a time….

Open:   07/06/11
Close:   07/24/11

Schedule:
wed-sat at 8pm and sundays at 2pm
nobody under 14 admitted without a parent
Theater:   Spoon Theater
Address:   38 West 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
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Cost:15-$18
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Company: Nicu's Spoon, Inc.         Official Web Site: www.spoontheater.org

Mark Armstrong began acting in Minnesota training primarily at the Guthrie Theater and performing on stage in the twin cities area and regionally (northeast). He moved back to NYC five years ago and has been performing on stage and in independent feature films. "Thank you "Spoon" for appearing in "Kite Cut Loose in the Middle of the Sky' and in 'Bad Seed' and now in this premiere. Thanks Stephanie!

Elizabeth A. Bell is thrilled to be back at Nicu’s Spoon (where she was in Murder of Crows a few years back, as well as ‘Kimberly Akimbo’).  This year she has been seen as Peaches Martin in The Secretaries (NY Fringe Fest ’10 – winner for Overall Excellence in Ensemble Acting); Alexandra in The Remake (Gallery Players); and Leda in Swans Are Mean (Emerging Artists Theater).  Other recent credits: Portia in The Merchant of Venice (Butterfield 8), Oswald’s Backyard (Present Co. Off-Broadway), Islands of Repair (EAT), Not Dark Yet (NY Fringe Fest). Regional credits include How I Learned to Drive, Cyrano de Bergerac, An Ideal Husband, The Secret Garden, Independence, Tartuffe, All My Sons, Anne of the Thousand Days. She is a member of the Emerging Artists Theater Co., TOSOS, The Present Company’s Playwriting lab The Pool, and NJ Rep.

Matt De Rogatis is thankful to be working again with Stephanie and the Spoon Theatre. He was last seen in April as Reginald Tasker in Bad Seed here at NICU. Matt thanks mentor Bob Lamb, photographer Chris Loupos (chrisloupos.com) and his parents and sister for their continued support. For more on Matt visit his website at www.MATTDEROGATIS.com.

 

Rebecca Lee Lerman is so happy to be back with Nicu's Spoon Theater! Favorite roles includeLeah in Nicu's Spoon's production of Beautiful Thing and Charlie Chan/Rosamond in Theaterworks USA's national tour of Nate the Great, the musical.  Rebecca recently appeared in a new play, Living with History: Camus, Sartre, De Beauvoir with The Medicine Show where she sang "La Habanera" from Carmen.  She has also lent her operatic vocals to Symphonics Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club and to Akim Funk Buddha at the BAMcafe and Joe's Pub. Other credits include Mit Neary in Pan Asian Repertory's production ofCambodia Agonistes and Raunchy Asian Woman #3 in R.A.W by Diana Son at the CAP-21 Stage.  Rebecca is very excited for her television appearance in "Nintendo Week"  which can be seen on the Internet and via the Nintendo Channel. www.RebeccaSings.com

This is Erwin Falcon’s fourth Nicu’s Spoon show.  Spoon credits include Vince in Buried Child, The Little Prince, and Elizabeth Rex Off-Broadway.  Other NYC stage credits:  Marat/Sade (Classical Theater of Harlem), Offending the Audience (Flea), Welcome to Arroyo’s (SPF), Mass/Person (Manhattan Theatre Source), and Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (NPT).


 

Since 2008 Sammy has been a member of the Nicu Spoon family. He was last seen in their production of 'Wit' where he played Jason Posner. Sammy has also been a part of their children's shows 'Sleeping Handsome' & 'Pinocchio'. Sammy was also in the companies first off Broadway production of 'Elizabeth Rex' where he played The Bear. With a love for horror Sammy performs at New York's premiere haunted house Blood Manor every year since 2007. Most recently he played Igor in their Lab room. Sammy also finished filming his first independent film "untitled" and has also done many zombie roles. For more information or to contact Sammy go to www.sammymena.com

Sophie Farcas is 9 years old and this is her third show for the Spoon Theatre, having been in 'Cherish' and doing a voice over for 'W;t'. She loves her dog and cat, origami, karate and is a fan of Dr. Who.

Sean was always fascinated about the Entertainment Industry, ever since he was a teenager. He was fortunate enough to take a Drama class in High School and do his first production [Robin Hood] and it was a very exhilarating experience. Throughout his College years, he's done some background work. He was in Step Up 3D, How to Make it in America, and Ugly Betty to say the least. The atmosphere was so overwhelming that he has considered Acting, Directing, and Screenwriting as career goals. So he has taken the time to figure out his options and focus on the necessities that would help make his dream a reality. This is his debut with Spoon Theatre.
 

This is Jonathan Rios’ first appearance in a play since 2006, but that does not mean he hasn't been keeping himself busy. Since then, he has been scaring the living daylights out of people at Bloodmanor, New York's Premier Haunted Attraction, as well as at various Zombiecrawls around New York, and now he staggers onto our stage. But when not rolling around in blood and gore, you can find him traveling around the states with the group Cosplay Burlesque, under his codename: KRIV (adults only though).  But whether he's ripping out an intestine or ripping off his shirt, he always aims to give the audience a show to remember.

Katie Labahn is overjoyed to be a part of this show.   Previous adventures with Nicu’s Spoon Theatre Company include 23 Coins, (Jesse Matthews), Tibet Does Not Exist (Kate) and Bad Seed (Mrs. Daigle). Katie’s also playwright, her newest children’s play to be performed in January 2012.  She dedicates her performance to Stephanie, Pat, and Dan.

Alexis Stowers is 19 and making her debut with Spoon Theatre. She has played Ms. Gulch in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ as well as starring in two small indie films. ‘Caring’ (playing the lead role of a shy young girl who is bullied) and ‘Winter Fairy’ produced by Jacob Waltruck.

 

Seeing an off-Broadway play in Junior High School developed a passion in performing arts. From being a dancer for Manhattan Samba she became a backup dancer for Don Villo and began performing for Mucho Macho Productions (Twisted Disney)(Burger). She has worked seven years for Blood Manor Haunted Attraction in acting, makeup artist, production and films.