Thicker Than Water One of Four New Works Tested in Stamford's Fringe Fest of New Plays, Through May 1

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Stamford Center for the Arts' Sixth Annual Fringe Festival of New Plays continues April 7 with the first performance of Eleanor Reissa's Thicker Than Water, one of four new plays in repertory through May 1.

The festival that features "new playwrights" and "new directors" in staged readings began April 3 at SCA's Rich Forum.

Codie K. Fitch directs Thicker Than Water by the award-winning playwright Reissa, who is also a respected actress, singer and Tony Award-nominated director. Her five-character play "examines how we, in the present, are affected by the ripples of the past in unexpected ways," according to production notes. "It follows the journey of three unrelated people who discover that their relatively isolated lives have been forcibly intertwined."

It plays April 7 at 8 PM, April 8 at 8 PM, April 9 at 8 PM, April 26 at 8 PM and April 27 at 8 PM.

The other Fringe Festival 2005 plays, playwrights, directors and performance dates are:

  • The 'D' Word by Susan Barsky, directed by Ted Lambert: April 10 at 2 PM, April 29 at 8 PM and April 30 at 8 PM.
  • Who's the Boss Now? by Heather Bucha, directed by Frank Whaley: April 19 at 8 PM, April 20 at 8 PM, April 24 at 2 PM, April 28 at 8 PM.
  • The Oysterman's House by Cybele Pascal, directed by George E. Moredock III: April 21 at 8 PM, April 22 at 8 PM, April 23 at 8 PM, May 1 at 2 PM. Fringe Festival 2005 is part of SCA's Theatre Series. Operating under the Actors' Equity Association Small Professional Theatre (SPT) contract, each new play in the Fringe Festival is presented with scripts in hand "as a true live theatre experience with minimal special effects, sets and few distractions."

    The Sixth Annual Fringe Festival of New Plays is generously underwritten by Rick Lake.

    Tickets are $15 for each play (includes $2 theatre restoration fee per ticket). To purchase, contact Telecharge.com at (800) 233-3123. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Palace Theatre box office located at 61 Atlantic Street in downtown Stamford, Connecticut.

    Rich Forum, at 307 Atlantic Street, is located in downtown Stamford, Connecticut, just a few blocks from I-95 (New England Thruway/Connecticut Turnpike) and the railroad station (Metro North New Haven Line from Grand Central Terminal) and five miles from Long Ridge Road and High Ridge Road exits of the Merritt Parkway.

    For additional information call (203) 325-4466 or visit SCA website at www.onlyatsca.com.

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