Part of the 2008 NY International Fringe Festival, Carter Anne McGowan's comedy will play the Off-Broadway venue Aug. 8-24. Mary Jo Lodge directs.
The cast also features Jolly Abraham (Coram Boy, Bombay Dreams), Rich Affannato (Les Misérables), Anthony Cochrane (Cymbeline, Coast of Utopia), Kevin Carolan (The Ritz, Chicago, Dirty Blonde), Todd Lawson ( Summer and Smoke), Jason Rosoff (Stomp), Nick Sullivan (Footloose), Robert Hooghkirk, Elena Dones, Brian Marino, Jason Pintar, Holly Sansom and Julia Tokarcik.
The Grecian Formula, according to press notes, is "playwright Carter Anne McGowan's 'recreation' (and by 'recreation' we mean 'totally made up version') of the backstage comedy behind the first drama, [which] takes us to ancient Greece, home of the first democracy…the first Olympic Games….and the first play, which naturally spawned the first producer, the first snide critic, the first 'idea man' (and therefore the first ghostwriter), and the first award for best play. The Grecian Formula - complete with wily slaves, choral odes, lovers parted, and even an eleven o'clock number – asks the question: How far would you go to win the phallus?"
The creative team includes Janus Stefanowicz (costume designer), Alisa Sickora Kleckner (mask designer), David O. Rogers (sound designer) and Robert Hartman (original music).
In addition to "Moonlighting," Golden Globe and two-time Emmy nominee Allyce Beasley has been seen on screen in "Cheers," "Taxi," "Stuart Little," "Legally Blonde" and "Loaded Weapon" and onstage in the national tour of the all-female production of The Odd Couple. Show times are Aug. 8 at 5:15 PM, Aug. 12 at 10 PM, Aug. 16 at 7:30 PM, Aug. 17 at noon and Aug. 20 at 9:45 PM.
The Bleecker Street Theatre is located at 45 Bleecker Street. Tickets, priced $15, go on sale at midnight July 18 by calling (866) 468-7619 or by visiting www.fringenyc.org.
For more information visit www.thegrecianformula.com.