Bergelson, Cadoff, Crawford and Jones Set for Sportiello's LOL

News   Bergelson, Cadoff, Crawford and Jones Set for Sportiello's LOL
Tony Sportiello's new play LOL will be presented by Algonquin Theatre Productions at the Parker Theater beginning Sept. 17.

Duane Boutte will direct the new play by Sportiello, who is the artistic director of Algonquin Theatre Productions. The limited engagement will run through Oct. 4 at the 40-seat venue.

The cast will feature Ilene Bergelson, Ethan Cadoff, Sutton Crawford, John Kevin Jones, Joanie Pelzer, Andrew Pifko and Nicole Taylor.

LOL, according to press notes, "is the modern day Frankenstein story of life and love on the internet. Danny Lawrence has a hard time relating to women, both in real life and on the web, until he creates a fictional online feminine personality of himself named Karen. Karen is everything Danny is not. She's aggressive, confident, sexual....through Karen, Danny slowly starts to discover what women truly want. The problem comes when Karen refuses to let go, forcing Danny to stay online for hours, days even weeks. A literal life and death struggle ensues between the two halves of Danny's personality, with everything on the line."

Costume design is by Joanie Schumacher with lighting design by Natalie Robin.

Algonquin Productions also presents the ongoing engagements of Sessions and An Evening at The Carlyle. Sportiello's plays include Second Chance; The Grandfather Paradox; Tickets, Please!; Absent Friends; The Valley of Fear; and The Bet. For tickets, priced $15, phone (212) 868-4444 or visit Smarttix. The Parker Theater is located at 123 East 24th Street.

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