Reunion Turns Risky in Premiere of Real Danger in NYC Feb. 5-March 3

News   Reunion Turns Risky in Premiere of Real Danger in NYC Feb. 5-March 3
Emerging Artists Theatre will give wing to the world premiere of Jeff Hollman's Real Danger, a new play about a reunion of college friends, starting Feb. 5 at Theatre 5 in Manhattan.

The Off-Broadway staging is part of the company's second annual Triple Threat series, which premieres three full-length plays by emerging playwrights. The works — including the play with music (mis)Understanding Mammy and the play Elephant Girls — are seen in repertory to March 4.

Paul Adams, artistic director of EAT, will direct.

"Real Danger begins with a surprise reunion between two friends nine years after graduation from college," according to production notes. "Edward, who is en route from New York to Canada for a back-country excursion in a canoe, initiates the reunion with his friend and soccer teammate Ferdy, who is living with Vickie in Cleveland, Ohio. Edward has made contact because he needs to apologize to Ferdy for an old wrong. For Edward, the reunion moves quickly away from his original purpose and becomes a series of shocking surprises that he could not have envisioned when he made the decision to seek out his old friend."

The production features Eric Chase as Ferdy, Ryan Duncan (Altar Boyz) as Edward and Carol Monda as Vicki.

The production features scenic design by Robert Monaco, costume design by Amy Elizabeth Bravo, lighting design by Jenny Granrud, sound design by Ned Thorne and music composition by Louis Fujinami Conti. Jen Russo is the stage manager. Playwright Jeff Hollman began writing seriously following his retirement from education after a 35-year career. Since 2004, the year of his retirement from education, he has been a writer of short stories and plays. Real Danger is his second play.

Real Danger will play Mondays at 7 PM, Tuesdays at 7 PM, Fridays at 9 PM and Saturdays at 8 PM.

Tickets are $40. Theatre 5 is located in Manhattan at 311 West 43rd St., 5th Floor, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.

For reservations call (212) 247-2429 or visit

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