It's a cultural question that has not been answered -- Why don't we bomb the Amish? Emmy nominee Casey Fraser will attempt to get at that puzzle and other perplexing quandries of modern life (What are United Nations office parties like? What stinks on the Downtown No. 6?) in her solo show Why We Don't Bomb The Amish, running Jan. 6-Feb. 13, 2000 at St. Mark's Theatre. Darren Press directs the evening, which opens Jan. 10. 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 We Don't 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