To Whom It May Concern Begins Off-Broadway Run March 19

News   To Whom It May Concern Begins Off-Broadway Run March 19
Aurin Squire's comedy To Whom It May Concern, featuring Matt Alford and Israel Gutierrez, begins performances Off-Broadway March 19.

David Gaard directs the production, which will officially open March 25 and run through April 19 at the Arclight Theatre.

In addition to Alford and Gutierrez, the cast also includes Carmelo Ferro and Nicholas Reilly.

Squire's work, according to press notes, "addresses the effects of America's 'peace keeping mission' in Afghanistan as it focuses on the long distance communication between a battle-scarred young marine stationed in Kabul and an emotionally out of control adolescent boy in Abilene Kansas. The boy attracts the marine's attention by deciding to pretend that he is an 18-year-old female with a crush after having read an article about the soldier's heroic activities in a local paper. They begin a cyber romance that is temporarily shattered when the marine decides to pay a visit to 'the girl' of his dreams."

Designing To Whom It May Concern are Bruce Eyster (set design), Michele Reisch (costume design) and Erich Loetterle (lighting design).

Squire, a playwright and freelance reporter, is also the author of Defacing Michael Jackson and Nueva Cancion. He also writes "Bodega Avenue," an online cartoon about his Brooklyn neighbors. The Arclight Theatre is located in Manhattan at 152 West 71st Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or (866) 811-4111.

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