Picking Palin to Play Off-Broadway's Connelly Theatre; Casting Announced

News   Picking Palin to Play Off-Broadway's Connelly Theatre; Casting Announced Picking Palin, which concerns "the story of how and why a certain first-term, little-known governor from Alaska became the 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate," will make its world premiere as part of the 14th annual New York International Fringe Festival.

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Stephen Padilla's play will begin performances at the Connelly Theatre Aug. 13 and continue through Aug. 28.

The cast will feature Bill Timoney, Stephen Gleason, Keith Herron and Georgette Reilly Timoney; the playwright also directs.

Picking Palin, according to press notes, is described as such: "As the Democratic National Convention plays on television, four top Republican strategists meet in a hotel room to decide who will accompany John McCain on the 2008 Republican Presidential ticket. The battle over Sarah Palin as a Vice Presidential candidate soon became a battle for the soul of the Republican party, not just in that hotel room, but also in newspapers, blogs and magazines all across the country. Picking Palin depicts the very real battle that raged, and continues to rage, over the past, present and future of the Republican Party, in particular, and of American Conservatism, in general."

Show times are Aug. 13 at 5 PM, Aug. 18 at 1:30 PM, Aug. 21 at 9:45 PM, Aug. 25 at 9:30 PM and Aug. 28 at noon.

The Connelly Theatre is located at 220 East Fourth Street, between Avenues A and B. For tickets visit www.pickingpalin.com.

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