THE BIRTHDAY BOYS

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Award-winning play by Aaron Kozak, directed by Montserrat Mendez

ArtEffects Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of The Birthday Boys, Aaron Kozak’s darkly comic, award-winning play.

Set in 2006 Iraq, three U.S. Marines are captured by insurgents during an unheard-of infiltration of the Al Asad Airbase, regarded as one of the safest bases in the country. At a remote warehouse, bound and blindfolded, the three soldiers must struggle with fear, betrayal and even boredom, leaving morale as their only ally against an uncertain fate. Alternately tense and hilarious, The Birthday Boys offers a riveting, non-partisan look at honor and redemption.

WINNER, the Best World Premiere Award and the LA Theatre Review Critics Choice Award, 2010 Hollywood Fringe Festival

"Without being disrespectful to the gravity of military service or the war in Iraq, [Aaron] Kozak finds dark humor in the humanity of three Marines... Go!" – LA Weekly

"...a high-tension, clock-ticking-away dramatic thriller” -- LAist


Set by: Jason Bolen
Stage Manager: Mary Spadoni
Producers: Phil Newsom & Kristy McCarson

Cast: Lowell Byers, Walker Hare, Zach McCoy, Abraham Makany, Jevon McFerrin, Patrick Cann, & Roland Lane


About the Company: ArtEffects Theatre Company

ArtEffects Theatre Company strives to provide a positive environment where each artist can express themselves freely without judgement. Our company focuses on creative processes that include equal appreciation and collaboration among all artists. Through our work, we hope to spark conversation about the positive effects of art in our society.



Open:   09/15/11
Close:   09/25/11

Schedule:
Wed - Sat at 8pm, Sun at 3pm
Extra performance Sunday, September 18 at 8pm
Theater:   Access Theater
Address:   380 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013
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Closest subway: NR to Canal., walk south on Broadway to theatre.

Cost:$18, ($10 with valid military id)
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
Presented by: ArtEffects Theatre Company         Official Web Site: www.arteffectstheatre.org/arteffects/news.html