“Pieces” comes to New York City

Hey all my New York based friends and readers, this one is for you. This weekend my dear friend Chris Phillips brand new play Pieces makes its NYC debut at the New York International Fringe Festival. The play is a great drama and murder mystery rolled into one as a powerful gay Hollywood producer is murdered and a damaged young man is accused of the crime while being defended by an ambitious and conflicted Public Defender. This new work examines the fragmentation of culture and more specifically gay culture and the struggles individuals have with their own identities. It’s a wonderful, searing and provocative piece that first played in Los Angeles in April. I’m so proud of Chris and my other dear friend Brian Zimmer who directed the show. I urge all of you to get out and see it asap. Plus, you will be treated to some great performances by a cast including Paolo Andino, Jonathan Gibson, Chris Salvatore and the tremendous Joe Briggs and Nina Millin who play a reporter working on the murder story and the Prosecutor for the trial. I have to give special props to those last two actors who I thought stole the show when I saw it this Spring. For more on the show, head here. For more on the NYC Fringe Festival, head here. And check out the performance information below. Congrats on Pieces everyone!

PIECES at the New York Fringe Festival

Saturday, August 11th – 12:30 PM
Tuesday, August 14th – 5:45 PM
Wednesday, August 15th – 6:30 PM
Thursday, August 16th – 4:30 PM
Sunday, August 19th – 8:00 PM

Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street
New York, NY 10014
http://www.fringenyc.org/basic_page.php?ltr=P#Pieces

 

And on a side note, the great dramatic short film I produced and starred in with Cory Schneider that Chris Phillips wrote, directed and produced, the things i cannot change, is also coming to New York City at the Reel Recovery Film Festival. things was adapted from a scene in another fantastic play by Phillips, revolver, that was nominated for a GLAAD Award. Our tense drama will have it’s New York premiere on Sat. September 29th. For more on the film, head here and check out the trailer for things here.

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