The Amish are coming - in Aug. The return of Casey Fraser's one-woman show, Why We Don't Bomb The Amish, had announced a July start date at the Gershwin Hotel, but will not begin its Thurs-Sat. run until Aug. 3. Amish will play through the 26th and then hopes to move to Studio 54's 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.