Part of the 11th annual New York International Fringe Festival, the production will play Aug. 10-25 at the Flamboyan Theater as the CSV Cultural Arts Center. Barnes will be joined onstage by Rebecca Metz ("Nip/Tuck") as Chelsea Clinton with playwright Salamone as all the male characters.
Jon Lawrence Rivera directs.
"Part Greek tragedy, part blackest comedy," reads Hillary Agonistes press notes, "[the play] tells the cautionary tale of Hillary Clinton, newly elected President of the United States. One bright spring day 65 million people disappear – First Husband Bill among them. Is it the rapture? Pat Robertson, Stephen Hawking, a Papal emissary, the Antichrist and a Muslim convert named Chelsea offer their opinions as Hillary agonizes and attempts to avert Armageddon."
Onstage Priscilla Barnes has been seen in productions of What I Did for Love, Born Yesterday, Vanities, The Maderati, Duke and A Streetcar Named Desire. Her numerous film and TV credits include "Starsky and Hutch," "The Devil's Rejects" and "Three's Company."
Tickets, priced $15, are available by calling (212) 279-4488 or by visiting www.fringenyc.org. The Flamboyan Theater at the CSV Cultural Arts Center is located in Manhattan at 107 Suffolk Street, between Rivington & Delancey Streets.