Part of the 11th annual New York International Fringe Festival, the production will run through Aug. 25 at the Flamboyan Theater at the CSV Cultural Arts Center. Barnes will be joined onstage by Rebecca Metz ("Nip/Tuck") as Chelsea Clinton with playwright Salamone as all the male characters. Jon Lawrence Rivera directs.
"Part Greek tragedy, part blackest comedy," reads Hillary Agonistes press notes, "[the play] tells the cautionary tale of Hillary Clinton, newly elected President of the United States. One bright spring day 65 million people disappear – First Husband Bill among them. Is it the rapture? Pat Robertson, Stephen Hawking, a Papal emissary, the Antichrist and a Muslim convert named Chelsea offer their opinions as Hillary agonizes and attempts to avert Armageddon."
Onstage Priscilla Barnes has been seen in productions of What I Did for Love, Born Yesterday, Vanities, The Maderati, Duke and A Streetcar Named Desire. Her numerous film and TV credits include "Starsky and Hutch," "The Devil's Rejects" and "Three's Company."
Tickets, priced $15, are available by calling (212) 279-4488 or by visiting www.fringenyc.org.
The Flamboyan Theater at the CSV Cultural Arts Center is located in Manhattan at 107 Suffolk Street, between Rivington & Delancey Streets.