Once There Was a Boy, the second annual production of Fordham University's Alumni Theatre Company, will run through Aug. 11.
Alumni including Mercanti-Anthony (Spring Awakening) and Quinlan (The Lion King) lead a cast including Christopher Tramantana, Jeff Barry, Maria Teresa Creasey, Amir Watcherman, Maria Mcconville, Marco Formosa, Josh LaCasse, Kim Carpenter and Brian Murray.
Once There Was a Boy, according to press notes, "tells the story of a young boy growing up attached to his father—literally. When the young outcast develops a magical connection with a witch’s daughter, the young lovers hatch a plan to free themselves from society’s shackles. Mixing various forms of puppetry and multi¬media, Once There Was a Boy is a modern absurdist fairytale exploring the culture of fear and the boundaries of acceptance."
Aaron Rhyne directs the production for which he also provides projection design. Once There Was a Boy also features scenic design by Erich Bussing, costume design by Tara Devincenzo, lighting design by Ryan Seelig, sound design by Tim Chaffee and puppet design by Jason Pizzarello and Stacey Weingarten.
Tickets, priced $15, are available by phoning (212) 636-6340 or by visiting Smarttix. Fordham University's Pope Auditorium is located at 113 W. 60th Street.