Patrick Byas and Stephanie Pope Caffey Star in Sammy Gets Mugged! Beginning Aug. 15

News   Patrick Byas and Stephanie Pope Caffey Star in Sammy Gets Mugged! Beginning Aug. 15
Sammy Gets Mugged!, a new play by Dan Heching, begins performances at the Living Theater Aug. 15 as part of the New York International Fringe Festival.

Playwright Dan Heching
Playwright Dan Heching Photo by Odeliah Weissmann

Directed by Noah Himmelstein (The River Has No Water), the cast is headed by Stephanie Pope Caffey with Patrick Byas ("Law & Order: SVU") and playwright Heching.

Sammy Gets Mugged!, according to press notes, "is loosely based on a real mugging [the playwright] experienced in Paris in the spring of 2005. As much as he tries to get around it, Sammy got mugged one Sunday afternoon, and it was pretty scary. But for whom? Him, or his mysterious mugger, whose resolve is less than perfect?  [The play] recounts an antagonistic exchange between two strangers, all the wild possibilities that follow, and how we choose to remember the more unsavory moments in our lives."

Stephanie Pope Caffey has starred on Broadway in Chicago, Fosse, Kiss of the Spider Woman and was featured in ….Forum, Jelly’s Last Jam, The Will Rogers Follies, Sweet Charity and Big Deal. She also appeared in the national tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie and starred in the premiere of Smokey Joe's Cafe in London.

The production also features costume design by Mark Richard Caswell, sound design by Giovanni Villari and scenic design by David L. Arsenault. Production stage manager is Shelby Taylor Love.

Performances are scheduled for Aug. 15 at 2 PM, Aug. 18 at 6 PM, Aug. 20 at 9 PM, Aug. 26 at 8:45 PM and Aug. 28 at noon.

Living Theater is located at 21 Clinton Street. Single tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at door, and are available online at or by phone at (866) 468-7619. For more information visit

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