The Fatman Cometh – The Life and Death of Chris Farley Will Get NYC Reading

News   The Fatman Cometh – The Life and Death of Chris Farley Will Get NYC Reading
The life of late "Saturday Night Live" cast member Chris Farley is being explored in The Fatman Cometh – The Life and Death of Chris Farley, which will receive a private industry reading Feb. 28 in Manhattan.

Alan Pagano and Carlo Rivieccio authored and perform in the story about Farley, who appeared on "SNL" for five years prior to his death at the age of 33. His signature personalities included the Gap Girls, motivational speaker Matt Foley and a plump Chippendales dancer.

Charles Messina will direct the reading for Shortened Attention Span at the Players Theatre. Pagano will read the role of Farley, with Rivieccio as his manager and other figures in his life.

The Fatman Cometh, according to presenters, "takes place in the star's dressing room in Studio 8-H at the Rockefeller Center NBC Studios during the last 18 months of the star's life. The evening's events have as unbalancing a rollercoaster effect on the play's two characters as they do on the audience. And as most collision courses promise, the journey is exhilarating; the results are stunning…"

Pagano has appeared in Frankenstein, Beer and the Meaning of Life and The Shape of Things. Rivieccio toured in Tony and Tina's Wedding and also appeared in Messina's play Joy Riders.

In addition to his work on "SNL," Farley appeared in such films as "Tommy Boy," "Billy Madison," "Black Sheep," "Cone Heads" and "Wayne's World." Visit ShortenedAttentionSpan.

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