Brightman, Hurlbert, Forlenza Cast in American's Guide to a Successful Marriage

News   Brightman, Hurlbert, Forlenza Cast in American's Guide to a Successful Marriage
Sean Bradford and Adam Kantor in association with The Present Company will present the world premiere of A Contemporary American's Guide to a Successful Marriage © 1959 next month at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

Part of the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival, show times at the Off-Broadway venue are Aug. 17 at 2:15 and 7 PM, Aug. 18 at 3:15 PM, Aug. 20 at 2:30 PM and Aug. 21 at 2 PM.

Written by Robert Bastron and directed by Adam Fitzgerald, the cast will feature Alex Brightman (Wicked) as child prodigy turned medical student Daniel Henry, Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde) as teenage bride Abigail Lawrence, Merideth Forlenza (Pal Joey) as trailer trash turned millionaire Ruth Gundley and Lee Aaron Rosen as All-American football jock Mason Lawrence with Frances Mercanti-Anthony (Spring Awakening) as Dorothy, Chris Henry Coffey, Colin Israel, Miranda Jackel, Rob Sheridan, Anna Stone and Monica West.

"Set against the backdrop of the late 1950's and told in the style of the social guidance films of that era," A Contemporary American’s Guide to a Successful Marriage © 1959, press notes state, "follows two young couples, from courtship to matrimony, and ultimately what comes after."

The Cherry Lane Theatre is located at 38 Commerce Street (between Bedford & Barrow). Tickets are $15 and will go on sale at midnight July 24 by visiting or by calling (866) 468-7619.

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