the cell, Nancy Manocherian (Founding Artistic Director) and Kira Simring (Artistic Director) are pleased to announce the encore production of the Fringe Hit Zac Jaffee's HEROES AND OTHER STRANGERS, directed by Christian Haines. HEROES AND OTHER STRANGERS will play a limited engagement at the cell (338 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011). Performances begin Tuesday, November 1 and continue through Saturday, November 19. Opening Night is Thursday, November 3 (8 p.m.). Special press performance is Tuesday November 1. A photo of Zac Jaffee performing HEROES AND OTHER STRANGERS is available by clicking here.
It's 1971. Lenny is perfectly content with his life. He works at a camera shop in New York's Greenwich Village. He's not in the war, not fighting against it, not tuning in, turning on, or dropping out. He's not doing anything but standing on one side of a camera watching it all pass him by. But when a neighborhood girl disappears, Lenny finds himself searching for two runaway teenagers in San Francisco, where he finds hippies, revolutionaries, lovers, killers, heroes and other strangers, and, as it turns out, himself. A noir tale told through a psychedelic lens.
Manocherian and Simring of the cell chose to produce Heroes and Other Strangers after seeing it performed in the 2011 FringeNYC Festival because "we beamed with the satisfaction of experiencing a great story, well-told. Jaffee's play has the rare quality of blending the old with the new which is at the heart of our mission as A Twenty First Century Salon, a collective for artists to incubate and present new work."
Scott Andrews is the stage manager.
HEREOES AND OTHER STRANGERS plays the following regular schedule:
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
There will be an added performance on Tuesday November 1.
Tickets are $15-18 and are now available online at www.thecelltheatre.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the cell, ½ hour prior to performance
Running Time: 75 minutes
ZAC JAFFEE (Playwright/Performer) co-¬-produced and acted in Complete in the 2009 FringeNYC and FringeNYC Encore Series. Zac is a frequent collaborator with aMios Theatre Company performing regularly in Shotz. at Under St. Marks. Recent credits include The NYCyle Vol. 2 with aMios, the world premiere of Severance with Barracuda Theater Company, and several readings at The Barrow Group. Zac relocated to New York City from San Francisco in 2009 and his San Francisco Bay Area acting credits include Magic Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, B St. Theatre, Impact Theatre, Encore Theatre, foolsFURY, Oakland Public Theater, Word for Word Performing Arts Company, Traveling Jewish Theatre, and AlterTheater. He co-¬-wrote and directed the short play Now which won first place in Water, Water, Everywhere: A Ten-¬-minute Play Competition, a fundraiser for 826 Valencia.
CHRISTIAN HAINES (Director) is the Artistic Director of aMios, a New York-¬-based theatre company currently in residence at Theatre Under St. Marks. Through aMios' monthly showcase, Shotz, Christian has commissioned and produced over 80 five-¬-minute plays, and in the company's quarterly NYCycle, nine half-¬-hour plays. Directing credits include Icarus' Mother by Sam Shepard, Strictly Convenience by Conan Moats, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, and several Shotz. Christian is a graduate of The National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, Colorado and has been seen as an actor in Bartleby the Scrivner, Cloud 9, King John, 5th of July, This is Our Youth, Murder, Woyzeck,
The Altruists, Snake in Fridge, The First Time Out of Bounds, Brundibar, and more. His mentors include: Larry Hecht, Jean Shelton, Chris Phillips, and Chris Smith. www.amiosnyc.org