Me Love Me Will Play New York International Fringe Festival; Casting Announced

News   Me Love Me Will Play New York International Fringe Festival; Casting Announced
 
The acclaimed Hollywood Fringe Festival production Me Love Me will play five performances at the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival, Aug. 10-17 at The Players Theater.

Marc Warzecha directs Brandon Baruch's play.

The cast from the California production will recreate their roles for the NYC production: Benjamin Durham, Lizzie Adelman and Sto Strouss.

“I am thrilled to have been invited to present Me Love Me at this year’s New York International Fringe Festival,” said playwright Baruch in a statement. “I think the essential game of this play is tricking the audience into truly falling in love with someone who they know is really not a good person. I am very proud of what Me Love Me has become. I believe we’re telling a story that has never been told, and I hope audiences enjoy riding down a very slippery slope with Tuck.”

"Tuck Whitney is a narcissistic libertine with a middling acting career who loves himself, cocaine, and his girlfriend…in that order," according to press notes. "Gemma is a Xanax-addicted performance artist with a side career as a celebrity liaison in a high-end Hollywood hotel. On the eve of their seventh anniversary, Tuck, six-months sober, attends a small screening party for a friend's new pilot, but a minor relapse leads him to a booze and coke-fueled Beverly Hills party. Early the next morning, Tuck is interrupted by a knock on the door. It’s his fresh-faced, puppy-eyed biological clone, newly released from a laboratory in Westwood. As Tuck and Tuck embark on a tear of booze, drugs, and clone-sex (naturally), Gemma is left to pick up the pieces of their relationship and try to move on…or not."

The production will feature costume design by Laura Wong, sound design by Corwin Evans, scenic design by David Offner, properties and makeup design by Alexandra Prigge and hair design by Rene Maldonado Cortez. Show times are Aug. 10 at noon, Aug. 11 at 8:30 PM, Aug. 14 at 4:45 PM, Aug. 16 at 4:45 PM and Aug. 17 9:15 PM.

Tickets are now available by visiting www.fringenyc.org or by calling (866) 468-7619.

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