Playwriting is a lesser-known talent of Clancy's. He made his name in New York theatre circles mainly as a producer, creating The Present Company and co-founding the Fringe, which will celebrate its tenth year in 2006. His past plays include The Paper Man and Notice of Default & Opportunity to Cure. Since exiting as director of the Fringe, he has formed Clancy Productions and toured the world with a variety of shows.
Fat Boy takes as its inspiration Alfred Jarry's anarchic Ubu Roi. It is described as a "satire on modern America's insatiable appetites, from gobbling up 72 oz. steaks to small nations," and is presented as a "live-action Punch and Judy show." Its subtitle is "a grotesque in 3 acts."
The cast includes Del Pentecost, who was featured Off-Broadway in Debbie Does Dallas, the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and recently starred with Laura Benanti in the short-lived sitcom "Starved." Also in the cast are Nancy Walsh (Clancy's wife, who starred in the Off-Broadway show Cincinnati in 2003), David Calvitto, Jody Lambert and Matt Oberg. Clancy also directs.
Clancy is enjoying a busy season in New York. His production of Brian Parks' Goner recently played Off-Broadway. Later this year, he will present Parks' Americana Absurdum at P.S. 122, and screwmachine/eyecandy: Or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Big Bob at 59E59.
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