John Clancy's Fat Boy to Have New York Premiere March 4

News   John Clancy's Fat Boy to Have New York Premiere March 4 Fat Boy, a new play by former New York International Fringe Festival head, will have its New York premiere at Soho's Ohio Theatre on March 4. The work, which has played the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, will run until March 25, and is co-produced by the Soho Think Tank in association with Clancy Productions.

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 Nancy Walsh (Clancy's wife), David Calvitto, Jody Lambert, Matt Oberg and Del Pentecost. Pentecost recently starred in the short-lived sitcom "Starved."

  Clancy is enjoying a busy season in New York. His production of Brian Parks' Goner is currently playing 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.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling (212) 868-4444 or by going to www.smarttix.com.

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