Relax; the buggies and bonnets are safe. Emmy nominee Casey Fraser will explain Why We Don't Bomb The Amish, opening Jan. 10 at St. Mark's Theatre. Darren Press directs the evening, which began previews Jan. 6 for a run through Feb. 13. In her solo piece, Fraser attempts to get at perplexing quandries of modern life such as "What are United Nations office parties like?" "What stinks on the Downtown No. 6?" and, of course, "Why don't we bomb the Amish?."
Fraser received her Emmy nomination as Best Performer for a CBS Schoolbreak Special "Stand-Up," in which she starred as a teenaged comic who wants to forsake school for fame against the wishes of her father. Other stints have included spots on "The Arsenio Hall Show, HBO's "Comedy In the Park" and turns on the legit stage with West Coast Ensemble Theater's Brighton Beach Memoirs, Fifth of July and La Mama's Fragements of a Greek Trilogy. Her first solo show, Treading on Alphabet Soup, premiered at the San Francisco Fringe Festival.
Designing Why Don't We Bomb The Amish are Julia Van Vliet (costumes), Anna Louiszos (sets) and Faith Drewry (lights and sound).
Tickets are $15 and available by calling (212) 777-6088. Casey Fraser is on the web at http://www.CaseyFraser.com. The St. Mark's Theater is located at 94 St. Mark's Place.
-- By Christine Ehren