Genre: Comedy, Drama
©Lynn Manuell
Written & Directed by Jack Dyville

Fact Theatre Company is concluding its third season with their annual PAGE 2 STAGE repertoire. FACT focuses on developing new work and the two shows being presented were developed during their playwright's forums.

AN UMBRELLA IN THE SNOW by Jack Dyville is a full length play which has had an evolution from short play to full length. The story explores the friendship of two of the most unlikely acquaintances, Edith Loveland, (LUCY SORLUCCO) a former 76 year old Broadway chorus girl and Edgar (GUS FERRARI), a 40-something father of three, New York City fry-cook. Once successful, Ms. Lovely now lives alone in a flea-bag residence hotel in midtown Manhattan where Edgar owns the coffee shop. The two establish a bond of friendship and understanding, as Edgar, who is going through a separation from his wife of sixteen years, learns some valuable lessons from his new friend. Each becomes sympathetic to one another as they discover is about making choices and accepting differences.

An extraordinary duo on a sentimental journey; poignantly told with honesty and lots of heart and soul.

About the Company: Friends Always Creating Theatre (F.A.C.T.)

A Company of Playwrights, Actors and Directors creating NEW Theatre year round - NYC's busiest Little Company Kicks-Off Season 5  by presenting an important new work THE LOST BOY by the late Ron Palillo (best known as Horshack of TVs "Welcome Back Kotter") and starring Broadway's BLAKE HAMMOND now co-starring in "FIRST DATE" in the pivitoal roles of Captain Hook and The Old Crow.

Following close on its heels is our MOST POPULAR Series, "WORDS & WINE" a Reading series produced one Sunday a month at the Bruce Mitchell Room, ART/NY 520 8th Avenue 3rd Floor. The annual HALLOWEEN Readings are Sunday OCT 27 at 3pm.

And then, again our OFF-BROADWAY Family/Youth Series and A HANSEL & GRETEL CHRISTMAS. . . Last season this series ran a YEAR with "A MERMAIDS' TALE" - 3 weeks in Brooklyn, 3 Months in Queens and 9 Months at STAGE 72.

And NOW Back to STAGE 72 with "EEEK! A MOUSICAL".

"FACT is One of the Most Prolific Theatre Companies in New York City"


Cast: Gus Ferrari
Open:   05/01/12
Close:   05/06/12

May 1 @ 7:30pm, May 2 @3:00pm, May 4 @ 7:00pm, May 5 @ 9:00pm, May 6 @ 5:30pm
Theater:   ART/NY Bruce Mitchel Room
Address:   520 8th Ave
New York, ny
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Cost:$18 Adults, $12 Thirteen - 18 (PG 13)
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 SDC Director/Choreographer 40 Yrs. experience. BA in Theatre/ Texas Wesleyan. MFA in Directing, TCU. Pre-Bway Tour: Summer Brave. (Dance Director), Off-Bway: Movie Buff, DuBarry Was A Lady. OOBway: In Circles, (Judson Poets Theatre), Arabian Nights (45th Street Theatre), Certain Souls (Algonquin),  Strawberry Festival, Turnip Festival, NY In'tl Fringe, 20 yrs resident Dir/Youth Education On Stage, summer theatre, North Dakota. Artistic Director-Co-Founder/ F.A.C.T. Thanks to David Gillam Fuller for his help and support in founding this wonderful theatre company!

  has performed in international tours (Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret and Madame Giry in The Phantom of the Opera); in New York City (GFL, LTD., Prospect Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, Primary Stages, La Mama, e.t.c., Encompass Music Theatre, BMI, American Place Theatre, Actor’s Outlet Theatre and Soho Rep);  Regional Theater (Worchester Foothills Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Theatre by the Sea), as well as Radio, TV (Commercials & episodes), Film, Webisodes and Music Videos.  She has performed in concert at Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, Wave Hill, Riverdale, NY and Greenwich House Music School.  She is thrilled to be a Charter Member of F.A.C.T. and so happy to begin another creative season with her FRIENDS!  Thanks to Jack and David!  Love and gratitude always to her mother, Mafalda, and sons, Stuart and Geoffrey.  * Lucy is a proud member of AEA.


GUS FERRARI: Board of Directors/ Technical Co-Ordinator:

A graduate of the Moscow Theatre’s “Stanislawsky Method Seminar”, Gus, also attended HB Studios and has numerous stage and film credits. He has traveled the country performing with “Murder to Go” Interactive Mystery Theatre and Winceyco Inc. educational theatre. He was, also, a founding member of the I.N.T.A.R 53 Latino Actors Workshop (1997-2000) and is currently a board member and technical-coordinator at F.A.C.T.