A new play for one actor, Becoming Liv Ullmann will premiere at the 16th Annual New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC. The play, written and performed by Crystal Finn (Partial Comfort Productions), will be directed by Danny Mefford (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson).
Becoming Liv Ullmann is a comedy about delusion, denial, and the black and white films we all should have seen but can't really remember. Crystal loves Ezra. Ezra loves Liv. Crystal will do anything to win him back-even become a Swedish movie star. Or is Liv Norwegian?! And who is this Bergman guy!? The story of one woman's descent into love, madness, and The Seventh Seal.
Finn, an actress and writer, has performed locally and regionally at theatres including Clubbed Thumb, Two River Theatre, Ars Nova, Fulcrum Theatre, 59E59 Street Theaters, and Trinity Rep. She was recently seen in the Clubbed Thumb production of Ethan Lipton's Luther, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll. She is a member of Partial Comfort Productions. As a writer, she studied with Tina Howe at Hunter College, where she won the John Golden Award for Playwriting.
Danny Mefford choreographed the hit musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson on Broadway, as well as the new musical February House at The Public Theater and Sarah Ruhl's Melancholy Play for 13p. As a director he works with the Joe Donovan Variety Show, having recently premiered their new show at the Ars Nova ANT festival. Finn and Mefford are longtime collaborators, having both attended the Brown/Trinity MFA program.
Becoming Liv Ullmann will begin its run on August 16th at 9:15pm. Additional shows in August are on Saturday 18th at Noon, Wednesday 22nd at 3:45, Saturday 25th at 9:30, Sunday 26th at 2:15. All shows are at the First Floor Theatre at LA MAMA: 74 East 4th street between 2nd and Bowery. For more information, visit fringenyc.org or becominglivullmann.com.