PROTECTED

Genre: Comedy
Timothy Scott Harris, Directed by Thomas Cote

WorkShop Theater Company (Scott C. Sickles, Artistic Director, Jeff Paul, Managing Director) will revive the 2009 FringeNYC hit, Protected, by playwright Timothy Scott Harris, April 26-May 17 in their Main Stage Theater (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, 4th Floor).The production will be directed by Thomas Coté and will feature Dee Dee Friedman* (Bella in the National Tour of Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers), Cam Kornman* (The Book of Ted with WorkShop), Jeff Paul* (Interchange with WorkShop), Bill Tatum* (Jeffrey Sweet’s Bluff at 78th Street Theatre Lab), and Matt Walker* (Stress Positions at FringeNYC). The Creative Team will include Set Design by Craig Napoliello, Costume Design by Joanie Schumacher, and Sound Design by Sean Singer. The production will be Stage Managed by Michael Palmer*. *Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association

After entering into the witness protection program, Langley is forced to leave his life and memories behind for a new identity. Feeling isolated and alone, he desperately wants to connect with the people around him, but is held back by his secrets. Will an obsessive-compulsive germaphobe and a drag queen help him to release his fears, and even give him a second chance at love?


About the Company: Workshop Theater Company

Now in its 13th season, the WorkShop Theater Company specializes in the development of new plays. The company also nurtures the talents of actors, playwrights and directors with the presentation of readings and workshops as well as fully staged plays, and musicals. The company’s two-theater complex on 36th Street includes the 65-seat main stage theater and the 35-seat Jewel Box theater. The award-winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND, began as the stage play “THE MAN WHO WAS PETER PAN” by ALLAN KNEE presented by the WorkShop Theater Company in 1998. The WorkShop has also presented premiere productions of the plays “Angel Wings” by Murray Schisgal (who is best known for “Luv” and the screenplay of Tootsie) and “1348” by Tom Dulack (author of the Off-Broadway hit “Breaking Legs”). For more information on the WorkShop Theater Company and their 2007 season lineup, please visit www.workshoptheater.org.

Preview:   04/26/12
Open:   04/28/12
Close:   05/19/12

Schedule:
Thursday through Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm with an additional performance on Monday, May 7 at 8pm
Theater:   Workshop Theater
Address:   312 West 36th Street
New York, NY
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(Take the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E trains to 34th Street)

Cost:$18; $15
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Presented by: Workshop Theater Company         Official Web Site: www.workshoptheater.org