In OF DICE AND MEN, the world of six thirty-something Dungeons and Dragons players is thrown into disarray when one of them announces he has enlisted in the Marine Reserves, and will soon be deployed overseas. This blisteringly funny and deeply affecting play examines why we game, what it means to grow up, and what true friendship looks like.
The production, presented by The Brick Theater, Inc. and Dysfunctional Theater Company will run at The Brick as part of Game Play Festival (575 Metropolitan Avenue, between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street, Brooklyn). The show features Gyda Arber, Rob Brown*, Cedric Jones, Justin Plowman, Adam Swiderski, and Amy Beth Sherman*
*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
Show dates and times: Sat 7/7 8pm, Tues 7/10 8pm, Thurs 7/12 8pm, Sun 7/15 2pm, Wed 7/18 8pm, Sat 7/21 2pm, Tues 7/24 8pm, Friday 7/27 7pm. Tickets ($15) are available online at www.bricktheater.com or by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111.
CAMERON MCNARY (Playwright) has worked as a theatre and film actor in the DC area for over a decade. He has been playing Dungeons and Dragons since he was eight years old. "Of Dice and Men" is his first play.
AMY OVERMAN (Director) is the Artistic Director of the Dysfunctional Theatre Company and has been producing, directing and performing with them since 2001. Directing credits include Unlicensed, Dulcitius (which she also adapted as part of A Cavalcade of Curiosities), and Trifles (as part of A Voluminous Evening of Brevity), all for Dysfunctional Theatre, as well as Five Things: A Webcomic in 3D, as part of The Comic Book Theater Festival at the Brick. Besides appearing in numerous Dysfunctional shows, Amy has been seen onstage all around the indietheatre scene and is a Master Mason of the Brick.
DYSFUNCTIONAL THEATRE COMPANY is a collective dedicated to producing ensemble works that challenge the status quo without taking themselves too seriously. Its mission is to show audiences the joys of live theater, to give exposure to new playwrights and rediscover forgotten scripts of previous centuries and to provide a supportive environment for artists to grow and expand their work.
THE BRICK THEATER, INC. Winner of the The Caffe Cino Fellowship Award, The Brick is Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s destination for cutting-edge theatrical experience. The Brick and its company, The Brick Theater, Inc, were founded in 2002 by Robert Honeywell and Michael Gardner. Formerly an auto-body shop, a yoga center, and various storage spaces, this brick-walled garage in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was completely refurbished as a state-of-the-art performance space. The Brick has been home to many critically acclaimed premieres, including Bouffon Glass Menajoree (NY IT Award Winner—Outstanding Play), In a Strange Room (Time Out New York’s Top Ten Plays), Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (NY IT Award Winner—Outstanding Play), Suspicious Package (ITBA Award Winner—Best Unique Theatrical Experience), Craven Monkey and the Mountain of Fury (NY IT Award Nominee—Outstanding Performance Art Production), and Greed: a Musical Love $tory (NY IT Award Nominee—Outstanding Musical), The Brick has hosted some of downtown theater’s most innovative artists, including Annie Baker, Young Jean Lee, The Debate Society, Thomas Bradshaw and Nick Jones.
For more information, visit www.dysfunctionaltheatre.org OR www.bricktheater.com.