World Premiere Play Faint Debuts at New York Fringe Fest, Aug. 9-23

News   World Premiere Play Faint Debuts at New York Fringe Fest, Aug. 9-23 The world premiere of Eric Sanders’ Faint will play as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. The new work play at La Tea Theater, Aug. 9-23.

Matthew Baron and The Thursday Problem present the play that is billed as "Part family tragedy, part vicious satire." The story centers on the young Jeromy who has inherited a circus while he deals with his grandparents on the verge of dementia, his girlfriend, a lawyer, a mortician, a Native American and a basement scientist.

"Faint is what I'd call a Midwestern-gothic comedy," playwright-director Eric Sanders told Playbill On-Line. "It's driven by the characters' desires to make their mark in a world where they visit the funeral home more often than the supermarket."

The cast of Faint features Michael Alperin in his New York debut, Devon Berkshire, Elie Finkelstein, Sevrin Anne Mason, Robert Funaro, Ernest Mingione, Jess Osuna, Ron Palais, Joseph Small and 12-year-old Gary Zhuravenko in his theatrical debut.

Sanders wrote and directed four new one-act plays as part of the Directing Corps program at the Williamstown Theatre Festival — Clancy & Yvonna, Relapsing Briefly, Diet, and Dakota.

Tickets to Faint at La Tea Theater, 107 Suffolk St. (between Delancey and Rivington St.) can be purchased by calling (212) 279-4488 or visiting www.fringenyc.org. For more information, visit www.faintplay.com.