The Amish are moving and it's going to take them a little extra time to get ready.
The return of Casey Fraser's one-woman show, Why We Don't Bomb The Amish, will move from the previously announced Upstairs at Studio 54 to the Gershwin Hotel, with performances beginning July 13, not June 7. Amish will play three performances a week (Thurs. Fri. and Sat.) in an open-ended run, which hopes to move to the Upstairs venue in the future. Darren Press directs.
Amish made its New York City debut Jan. 10 at St. Mark's Theatre, running there through Feb. 13.
In her solo piece, Fraser attempts to get at perplexing quandaries of modern life such as "What are United Nations office parties like?" "What stinks on the Downtown No. 6?" and, of course, the Amish question.
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 Fragments of a Greek Trilogy. Her first solo show, Treading on Alphabet Soup, premiered at the San Francisco Fringe Festival. -- By Christine Ehren