John Fugelsang Gives All the Wrong Reasons as Solo Opens Off-Broadway

News   John Fugelsang Gives All the Wrong Reasons as Solo Opens Off-Broadway The world premiere of John Fugelsang's All the Wrong Reasons: A True Story of Neo-Nazis, Drug Smuggling, and Undying Love opens April 15 Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop.
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Pam MacKinnon (Bach at Leipzig) directs the work written and performed by Fugelsang that began previews March 23 at the downtown Manhattan company's home for a run through May 6. In All the Wrong Reasons, "a nun from the Deep South leaves her African convent and marries a Franciscan brother from Brooklyn. The child they promised God they would never, never have struggles with existential morality in a fiercely funny tale of love and blasphemy; depression and the drug war; life, death, and how to offer sexual favors to famous Nazis on the air."

An actor and stand-up comedian, Fuselgang co-hosted "America's Funniest Home Videos (with Daisy Fuentes) and has also appeared on television in VH1's "Junk Male," John McEnroe's short-lived CNBC talk show, the Game Show Network's "World Blackjack Tour" and TV Guide Channel's "TV Water Cooler."

The design team for All the Wrong Reasons features Kaye Voyce (scenic and costume), Mark Barton (lighting) and Jeremy J. Lee (sound). Niki Spruill serves as production stage manager.

The solo show replaced the planned American premiere of René Pollesch's 24 Hours Are Not a Day, which was postponed. A future production date "has not yet been determined," according to a release. No reason was given for the change.

Tickets to All the Wrong Reasons, at NYTW, 79 East Fourth Street, are available by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information visit the website at www.nytw.org.