Groupies, a New Play About Celebrity Obsession, Begins FringeNYC Run

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Four New Yorkers and their individual obsessions with celebrities are at the center of Sharon Lintz's Groupies, a new play running Aug. 14-25 at the New York International Fringe Festival.

Jonathan Warman directs the production at The Studio @ Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village. The play tells of celebrity obsessions with Marlene Dietrich, Elizabeth Taylor, Kurt Cobain and Eminem.

According to production notes, "Groupies starts with a pop concept — celebrity obsession — then goes deep, offering surprising trips into the minds, passions, and sexuality of four very different people. Celebrity is the key into each character's psyche: the perfect entry point to understand his or her humanity, desires, regrets, loves, loneliness."

The cast includes Jeff Berg, Tricia Beyer, Damion Lee and Ralph Pochoda.

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Playwright Sharon Lintz teaches writing at Queensborough Community College and the after-school program, HEAF (Harlem Educational Activities Fund). She recently completed her MFA at the University of Florida. Prior to graduate school, she worked in various editorial capacities all around New York City, including several years as an editor in "adult" publishing and several years as a copywriter for Comedy Central. She chronicled her first porn publishing job in the comic book, "Pornhounds #1" (pornhounds.net/samples.htm). "Pornhounds #2" will be out early next year. Director Jonathan Warman is conceiver of White City, a new musical with music and lyrics by Pete Townsend of The Who currently in development, and a member of Emerging Artists Theatre (eatheatre.org) and TOSOS II (tosos2.org). He is artistic director of NeoNeo Theatre Company. (For more information, see jonathanwarman.com.)

FringeNYC performances of Groupies will play Aug. 14 at 8:45 PM, Aug. 15 at 1:45 PM, Aug. 19 at 7 PM, Aug. 22 8 PM, Aug. 24 at 6:15 PM and Aug. 25 at 3:15 PM.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at http://www.FringeNYC.org or by calling (866) 468-7619. For more information on the show visit www.groupiestheplay.com.

The Studio @ Cherry Lane Theatre is located at 38 Commerce Street between Barrow and Bedford Streets, in Manhattan.

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