“The Twentieth-Century Way” Extends by Popular Demand– Four Performances Added as Part of Fringe
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
“THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WAY ”
BY TOM JACOBSON
EXTENDS BY POPULAR DEMAND
AT FRINGENYC ENCORE SERIES
SEPTEMBER 16 – 19, 2010
ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION WINS FRINGENYC 2010 AWARD
FOR OVERALL EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION
New York, NY – The Theatre @ Boston Court (Jessica Kubzansky, Michael Michetti, Artistic Directors; Michael Seel, Executive Director) announced today that, to help satisfy the demand for tickets, The Twentieth-Century Way, the acclaimed new play by Tom Jacobson, will play four additional performances as part of the FringeNYC Encore Series September 16 – 19 at The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street, NYC). The production recently won a FringeNYC 2010 Award for Overall Excellence in Production at Sunday evening’s closing ceremony.
The playing schedule for the additional performances is as follows: Thursday, 9/16 at 9:30 p.m., Friday, 9/17 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, 9/18 at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 9/19 at 8:00 p.m.
The Twentieth-Century Way, directed by Michael Michetti and starring Will Bradley and Robert Mammana, had its acclaimed world premiere at The Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena, CA. Its New York premiere began on August 14 as part of this year’s NY International Fringe Festival.
Based on a little-known incident in Los Angeles history, in which city officials hired actors to entrap homosexuals for “social vagrancy” in the public restrooms of 1914 Long Beach, this labyrinthine thrill ride blurs the lines between actor and character, the entrapper and the entrapped, with its breathtaking, and ultimately shocking, theatrical sleight-of-hand.
Tickets for The Twentieth Century Way are priced at $18 and can be purchased by visiting www.FringeNYC-Encores.com.
Praise for The Twentieth Century Way:
“Tom Jacobson has fashioned a hall of mirrors that showcases the mesmerizing, challenging and erotically charged performances of Will Bradley and Robert Mammana.
–Time Out New York
“Mr. Jacobson’s remarkable wit, and Mr. Bradley and Mr. Mammana’s adroit balancing act, keep this history lesson engaging.”
–The New York Times