FRINGE WATCH: Mefisto Presents Stanisloff's Miscast, Thru Aug. 26

News   FRINGE WATCH: Mefisto Presents Stanisloff's Miscast, Thru Aug. 26 The Mefisto Theatre Company production of J. S. Staniloff's Miscast will run Aug. 17-26 at the CHARAS/El Bohio Community Center as part of the New York International Fringe Festival.

The Mefisto Theatre Company production of J. S. Staniloff's Miscast will run Aug. 17-26 at the CHARAS/El Bohio Community Center as part of the New York International Fringe Festival.

Director Jaret Christopher helms this story about a confluence between phone sex, Chekhov and an actress who feels miscast in every role she plays -- both on and offstage. The cast for Miscast includes Kelli K. Barnett, Katrishka King (who recently appeared in Mefisto's Eat The Runt at Altered Stages) and Andrew Robbins.

Miscast was developed at Ensemble Studio Theatre (E.S.T.) and was produced by adobe theatre company in July 1993 at Soho Rep. It was also presented in 1997 at E.S.T.'s Octoberfest.

Mefisto founding members Jaret Christopher and Andrew Robbins have appeared in the company's productions of The Boys Next Door, The Vietnamization of New Jersey, Three Years From Thirty, and The Ugly Man. Established in 1998 by co-producers Weil Richmond and Matthew von Waaden, Mefisto produces original, edgy and/or little known plays. Richmond will produce Miscast for Mefisto. The company premieres Staniloff's Ride The Dark Cars in October.

Tickets are $12. Miscast runs seven performances during the Fringe, Aug. 17-26, with no shows scheduled Aug. 22, 24 or 25. Charas/ El Bohio (Teatro 214) is located at 605 E. Ninth Street (between Avenues B and C). For information call (212) 420-8877. -- By Murdoch McBride