Mercanti-Anthony and Quinlan Begin Once There Was a Boy Aug. 1

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Fordham University's Alumni Theatre Company presents Jason Pizzarello's Once There Was a Boy beginning Aug. 1 in Manhattan.

Frances Mercanti-Anthony (Spring Awakening) and Ian Quinlan (The Lion King), lead a cast including Christopher Tramantana, Jeff Barry, Maria Teresa Creasey, Amir Watcherman, Maria Mcconville, Marco Formosa, Josh LaCasse, Kim Carpenter and Brian Murray.

Once There Was a Boy, according to press notes, "tells the story of a young boy growing up attached to his father — literally. When the young outcast develops a magical connection with a witch's daughter, the young lovers hatch a plan to free themselves from society's shackles. Mixing various forms of puppetry and multimedia, Once There Was a Boy is a modern absurdist fairytale exploring the culture of fear and the boundaries of acceptance."

Once There Was a Boy has scenic design by Erich Bussing, costume design by Tara Devincenzo, lighting design by Ryan Seelig, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, sound design by Tim Chaffee and puppet design by Jason Pizzarello and Stacey Weingarten.

Aaron Rhyne directs the limited engagement that will run through Aug. 11 at Fordham University.

Tickets, priced $15, are available by phoning (212) 636-6340 or by visiting Smarttix. Fordham University's Pope Auditorium is located at 113 W. 60th Street.

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