Brian Stanton's Solo Play, Blank, a Tale of Adoption and Identity, To Play FringeNYC

News   Brian Stanton's Solo Play, Blank, a Tale of Adoption and Identity, To Play FringeNYC
 
Blank Productions in association with The Present Company will present Blank, a darkly comic story of adoption and identity, beginning Aug. 12 at Manhattan Theatre Source as part of the 15th Annual New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC).

McKerrin Kelly directs Brian Stanton's award-winning solo play that tells his story of self-discovery. It runs through Aug. 27. "Brian Stanton was an adopted child who grew up in a comfortable environment until the fateful day when his adoptive mother showed him that he had two birth certificates, a legal one from his adoption and another illegal one containing the name of his birth mother," according to press notes. "The mysterious second certificate inspired him to take a mythical journey that brought him to his birth-mother's doorstep with great expectations, only to learn the horrifying fact of his having been a product of gang rape. During his quest, Brian embodies 12 colorful characters who alternately help and hinder him, including an acting teacher and former cast member of Cats, who encourages catharsis through 'finding your inner meow,' a Catholic priest wielding a deadly Vulcan grip and a fellow adoptee who believes in a family of man with roots in Africa."

Blank premiered in Los Angeles in 2010 and has gone on to successful runs in New York, Dallas, Orlando, several California cities, as well as Kansas City, Stanton's home town. Stanton has been seen on television in "King of Queens" and "Dharma and Greg."

The Manhattan Theatre Source is located at 177 MacDougal Street between 8th Street and Waverly Place. For reservations, call (866) 468-7619 or visit www.FringeNYC.org. For more information on Blank, click here.

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