The Average-Sized Mermaid Makes World Premiere Off-Broadway Feb. 3

News   The Average-Sized Mermaid Makes World Premiere Off-Broadway Feb. 3
 
Jessica Fleitman's The Average-Sized Mermaid, a new comedy about the cost of getting one's wish, begins performances Off-Broadway Feb. 3 at the Gene Frankel Theater.

Kara-Lynn Vaeni directs the engagement that will officially open Feb. 5 and continue through Feb. 14.

The cast features Michelle Concha, Jimmy L. Allen, Seth Andrew Bridges, Starr Kirkland, Christiane Seidel and Joe Sevier.

Press notes read: "Kindergarten teacher Miriam Moselle loses it one morning in front of her class the day after she’s dumped by her two-timing fiancé. After possibly traumatizing the six-year-olds indefinitely with a tirade about male chauvinism in 'The Little Mermaid,' Miriam inexplicably turns into a mermaid herself during an argument with the school’s principal. When her unusual situation begins to attract media attention, Miriam decides to use her newfound fame to get back at her ex, but soon discovers that there are bigger fish to fry. Can she stretch her 15 minutes long enough to address the deep questions in life? Will she find her voice, will she find herself, and will she ever fall in love again?"

The creative team includes Brendan Barr (sound design and original music), Loren Egan (choreography), Jarrod Jahoda (lighting design), Pip Ngo (dramaturgy), Ryan Palmer (scenic design) and Alexandra Townsend (costume design).

For tickets, priced $20, phone (212) 352-3101. The Gene Frankel Theater is located at 24 Bond Street in Manhattan.

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