The Tank is set to present the world premiere of the off-beat comedy AN EVENING OF AWKWARD ROMANCE, written by Wendy Herlich and directed by Ruthie Levy. AN EVENING OF AWKWARD ROMANCE begins performances on Saturday, February 11 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 28. Performances are at The Tank (151 West 46th Street, 8th Floor, between 6th & 7th Avenues). The performance schedule is Saturday and Sunday at 7 PM. The regular ticket price is $15. For tickets, call Brown Paper Tickets on 1-800-838-3006 or visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/220281.
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AN EVENING OF AWKWARD ROMANCE introduces a collection of oddball characters on their quest to find love. Two proofreaders lust over grammatical errors; a woman with a movie-related “affliction” finds her Prince Charming; a couple of misfits find true love at a funeral home. These and other vignettes are interwoven to create a hilarious (and at times poignant) celebration of the search for the elusive “soul-mate.”
The cast features Wendy Herlich and Stefan Schick.
Wendy Herlich’s (playwright/performer) original solo show, FAULTY:HITCH, which she starred in, was developed at the Barrow Group and performed on their mainstage, as well as in runs at TBG Arts Center and the PIT. She is also one of the founding members of the long-form improv group Stray, and has appeared in the independent feature films Filmic Achievement and The Changeling. Wendy has studied acting with Seth Barrish at the Barrow Group. Regional credits include Rosalind in As You Like It, Estella in Great Expectations, Poppy in Noises Off, and Miss Gilchrist in The Hostage. She received her improv training with Randy Dixon of Unexpected Productions, Seattle’s premier improvisation-based theatre company, with whom she has performed nationally and also in Europe. Since relocating to NYC, she has also studied with UCB Theatre, The People’s Improv Theater (PIT), and Chicago City Limits, where she was a member of the National Touring Company. With Stray she has done runs with the PIT, the Magnet Theater, and the Tank, as well as performed at various improv festivals in the region. Recently she completed work in the independent films Footballhead and The Adventures of Paul and Marian.
Ruthie Levy (director). Since earning her BA in Theatre Studies from Wheaton College in 2010, Ruthie has shadowed and assisted director Michael Wolfe on the set of the feature film Maybe Tomorrow (premiering in 2012) starring Christopher Shyer. Ruthie also directed the music video “Salt Water Jackie” for up-and-coming rock-and-roll band Dirty Names, which won Best Music Video at the Williamsburg International Film Festival in September. It has also been chosen as an official selection of the New Jersey International Film Festival (Spring 2012). “Salt Water Jackie” is currently playing on FUSE TV, and can be accessed and watched at any time through FUSE on DEMAND. Most recently, Ruthie directed the short film Footballhead, by prime-time Emmy-nominated writer Eva Almos, and the music video “Middle of Here” for the band Sundress. She is currently in pre-production for a music video for the R&B artist Ness Wilson.
About The Tank
Founded in 2003, The Tank is a Manhattan based non-profit arts presenter. Curating across all disciplines, The Tank provides an artistic home to both new and established artists who are engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Combining free performance space, subsidized rehearsal space, discounted ticket prices and promotional support; The Tank brings quality programming to a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists. The Tank is accepting donations towards The Next Tank here: thetanknyc.org/donate