“Drinking in America” Aug. 23-25 and 29-31

Release Date: Monday, July 29, 2013

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“Drinking in America” Aug. 23-25 and 29-31

Event Date: Fri, 08/23/2013 to Sat, 08/31/2013

Written by: Eric Bogosian
Directed by: Mary Bremer

HFCC's Humanities and Social Science Division and Theatre Arts Department will present award-winning playwright Eric Bogosian’s “Drinking in America” Aug. 23-25 and 29-31. This production will take place at the MacKenzie Fine Arts Auditorium.

Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m. The play will take place on the following dates:
• Friday, Aug. 23;
• Saturday, Aug. 24;
• Sunday, Aug. 25;
• Thursday, Aug. 29;
• Friday, Aug. 30; and
• Saturday, Aug. 31.

“Drinking in America” is the double-entendre title of Bogosian’s first solo performance, which received worldwide attention. Witty, raunchy and often startling, “Drinking in America” won an Obie in 1986 for best new play and a Drama Desk Award the same year for outstanding solo performance.

Bogosian – best known for portraying Capt. Ross on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” – questions stereotypes by embodying them, forcing people to question their own carefully contrived boundaries when confronted with the fierce portrayals of people on the edges of society whose inner tirades strangely match our own.

WARNING: “Drinking in America” contains mature themes, such as drug references and sexual references, as well as profanity. Nobody under 18 will be admitted to any performance unless accompanied by an adult. If in doubt, read the play before attending a performance.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for HFCC students, faculty/staff. To purchase tickets online, please visit http://theater.hfcc.edu.

### Cast and Crew

Act 1
Our Gang: Zach Ross
Fever: Judo Manko
Melting Pot: Ahmad Sammas
No Problems: Jamie Pappas
Candy: Matt Mayes
Blow: Joshua Neilson
Let’s Misbehave: Jamie Pappas
Sunny Side of the Street: Matt Mayes & Jamie Pappas

Act 2
Frankie & Johnny: David Alexander & Judy Fletcher
American Dreamer: Richard Summersett
Nobody Knows You: David Alexander
Godhead: Stefanie Mullen
Smile: Judy Fletcher
Law: Zach Ross
Blues in The Night: Mariah Johnson
Dirt: Judo Manko
Mercy, Mercy Me: David Alexander
Grace of God: Maurice Phillips
Lean on Me: The Company

(Also featuring Mariah Johnson, Natalie Pares, Zaina Berri, and Tanisha Simmons)

Technical Crew
Scenic Designer & Technical Director: Gerry Dzublinski
Musical Director: David Alexander
Costumes: Judy Fletcher
Stage Manager: Zaina Berri
Shop Foreman: Christopher Bremer
Assistant Director: Natalie Peres
Lighting Designer: Scott Ross
Property Mistress: Tanisha Simmons
Deck Captain: Jamie Pappas
Set Crew: Angie Lai & Anas Pasha
Sound Board Operator: Zaina Berri

THEATRE STAFF
Dr. George Popovich, Director of Theatre, Director of VTL Lab, Acting and Directing
Gerry Dzublinski, Technical Director, Directing, Acting
E. Alan Contino, VTL Chief Engineer
Christopher Bremer, Directing, Acting, Shop Foreman
Dan Liemieu, Motion Capture Performance
Gary Glaser, VTL Instructor
Judy Fletcher, Costuming, Makeup, Acting, Directing
Mary Bremer-Beer, Directing, Acting
Karen Brehmer, Directing, Acting
Scott Ross, Lighting Designer
Edwin Bawal VTL Technician
Michael Cochran, Publicist