Small Victories Productions in association with The New York International Fringe Festival have announced the world premiere production of Dani Vetere's HADRIAN'S WALL, directed by Stephen Cedars. HADRIAN'S WALL will play a limited engagement at Connelly Theater, 220 E 4th Street, New York NY 10009). Performances begin Friday, August 10 and continue through Sunday, August 19.
Ramona is the brilliant archaeologist everyone has their eye on– or at least, she was, before she was accused of looting from a site over a decade ago. Now her biggest concerns are finishing the Sunday crossword and her growing collection of dusty library books.
David is the lawyer, friend and once jealous boyfriend who somehow manages to keep up with her. He considers it his job to keep his rather uncooperative client out of jail and bring her Chinese takeout. Amy is the young PhD candidate who arrives just wanting to meet this local legend but winds up just wanting to be close to her. Her passion reminds Ramona what it's like to want something – and someone. Chuck is a baby triceratops.
In one Greenwich Village apartment, they find love, betrayal, ancient mysteries, and secrets - big ones. Will Ramona's ties to the past keep her living in it? Two girls, a guy and a dinosaur.
The production stars Laura Siner* as Ramona, Rebecca White* (Off-Broadway's The Exonerated (director Bob Balaban)) as Amy, and Eric Rolland* as David.
*performing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. AEA approved showcase.
The production features scenic design by Kerry Gibbons. Lauren Arneson is the stage manager.
HADRIAN'S WALL plays the following schedule: Friday August 10 at 6:30 pm; Saturday August 11 at Noon; Monday August 13 at 7 pm; Thurs August 16 at 5:15 pm; and Sun August 19 at 8:30 pm. Running Time: 90 minutes. Connelly Theater is located at 220 E 4th Street, New York, NY.
Tickets are $15 ($18 at the door) and are available online at www.FringeNYC.org. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater half an hour prior to performance.
For more about HADRIAN'S WALL, visit www.Hadrianswallatfringenyc.com/index.
DANI VETERE (Playwright) was born and raised in New York City. She has written for Robotboy (Cartoon Network), Metalocalypse (Adult Swim), and is currently a writer on Phineas & Ferb (Disney Channel). She has assisted Jerry Seinfeld and was the Dramaturge for Long Story Short, Colin Quinn's one-man show (both on and off Broadway) and HBO special. She worked at 30 Rock as the writers' PA, wrote for a video game company and freelanced for SNL's Weekend Update and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. She and has a BFA and MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Dramatic Writing, where she received the award for Excellence in Television Writing.
STEPHEN CEDARS (Director) is a writer, director, and teacher originally from south Louisiana. He has spent the past eight years producing his original theatre in New York City, much through his arts collective Pug Mike Samantha. In addition to work produced through the
Brick Theatre, the Downtown Urban Theatre Festival, the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator and chashama, he has co-produced several years of community performance festivals through Brooklyn Arts Council funding. His plays have been produced in Oregon, Connecticut and Washington, D.C., and his one-act play Counselor has been published by Original Works Publishing. He earned his MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU, where he won the John Golden Playwriting Prize.
LIZ RUSSOMANNO-DOYLE (Producer) is an Associate Producer at the Peabody Award winning television show, "The Colbert Report". She earned her BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she was the recipient of the Rita and Burton Goldberg Fellowship for outstanding academic and creative achievement.