Producer Allision Ferrier has announced the upcoming Off-Broadway production of BRANDT REITER's new drama END OF PLAY, which will begin performances on April 17th, 2009.
END OF PLAY is a thirteen-character drama about Theatre, Hollywood and the cost of dreams. When industry outcast Jack Wells abandons his NYU teaching post for Los Angeles to support his young girlfriend's fledgling career, he finds himself caught between the depth of her ambition and his own tarnished soul.
END OF PLAY will star MARK DOHERTY, JUSTINE COTSONAS, DEAN IMPERIAL, CONNOR FOX, ELI GANIAS, CAILIN MCDONALD, HILARY BETTIS, JACOB TROY, and CHRISTOPHER RANDOLPH.
Directed by DAVE McREE, the production will feature design by VLADIMIR SHPITALNIK (Set Design), HOLLY KO (Lighting Design), REBECCA WELLES (Costume Design), and ZAC JAFFE (Sound Design).
END OF PLAY begins performances at Center Stage NY (48 West 21st St.) on April 17th, 2009, will open on April 23rd, and is currently slated to run through May 10th.
Performance schedule: Thursday - Saturday @ 8pm. Sunday @ 7pm. Tickets are priced at $18, and can be purchased here.
For more info, visit www.endofplayonline.com
BRANDT REITER (Playwright) has worked in stage, film and television in New York and Los Angeles. He was jazz critic at LA Weekly from 2000-2004; he has also written for Village Voice and All About Jazz New York. Brandt teaches Dramatic Literature and Acting at the University of New Haven, and Rhetoric and Composition at Bronx Community College. He is currently Vice Chair of Playwriting for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region I. MFA, Theatre (Directing & Playwriting), Sarah Lawrence College; BA, American Studies, Temple University; Certificate, Film Theory and Criticism, Sorbonne, Paris.
DAVE McREE (Director) was co-founder and artistic director for Jacksonville's A Company of Players. His work has included productions with The Actor's Outlet, Playwrights Horizons, Summerfest, and the Ensemble Studio Theatre. He has taught in the theatre program at Sarah Lawrence College since 1981.
MARK DOHERTY (Jack) is a versatile actor who has worked in film, television and theatre. Mark has appeared in many of the NYC based soaps including "As the World Turns", "One Life to Live" and "The Guiding Light". He recently had the opportunity to work opposite Jeff Goldblum on NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." This January Adam, a film Mark landed a huge supporting role in, premiered at Sundance with Peter Gallagher and Hugh Dancy. The film is set for theatrical release later this year.
JUSTINE COTSONAS (Kate) is best known for her role as the innocent-turned-schemer Sofie Duran on CBS's award-winning soap "As The World Turns", which she booked shortly after graduating from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Since then, she has completed several projects, including her latest feature film, Last Night, opposite Keira Knightley. In addition to theatre, TV, and film, she has worked with Oscar-winner Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Be Kind, Rewind) on a national network commercial for Motorola.
DEAN IMPERIAL (Wayne) was born November 10th, 1976 in Orange, NJ. He currently lives in New York, NY.
CONNOR FOX (Brian, Ross) has played opposite Jude Law, Josh Gadd and Cillian Murphy as well as having been directed by Paul Sotter, John Fortenberry and Steve Zaillian to name a few. Connor recently shot two pilots, one for Comedy Central (Evan and Gareth) and one for FOX (Have You Slept With Me?) He has several feature films being released in '09 and is currently in pre-production on the films Sintax and Static, both scheduled to shoot this summer.
ELI GANIAS (Dean) most recently appeared in Raised by Lesbians by the late Leah Ryan as part of the 2008 NYC Fringe Festival, and as Don in Rounding Third at the Bickford Theater in Morristown, NJ. He was also an original cast member of Off-Broadway's Tony n' Tina's Wedding in New York (and also in Los Angeles) as Johnny, Tony's brother. Other theater; The Poetry of Pizza by Deborah Brevoort (The Women of Lockerbie) at Centenary Stage Company in Hackettstown, NJ; River Union Stage's production of The Little Prince in Stockton, NJ in the Delaware Valley; Lanford Wilson's The Hot L Baltimore with TACT (NYC); Middle of the Night with F. Murray Abraham (Actor's Legacy Group, NYC). Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Access Theater, NYC); Fast Girls (What Exit? Company, Maplewood, NJ). Film/TV: Law & Order, American Splendor with Paul Giamatti, and Sidney Lumet's 100 Centre Street with Alan Arkin. Many thanks to Brandt and Dave, and to Maggie, Alexander and Philip. Proud member of Actor's Equity