Keith Reddin's "Brutality of Fact" playing in NYC on Jehovah's Witnesses

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  • DannyHaszard
  • NewYork44M
    NewYork44M

    I will be in town Saturday Aug 26. Count me in.

  • Larry
    Larry

    Wow - thanks for that info. I'm going to try and make the opening show.

    Peace - Larry :)

  • stevenyc
    stevenyc

    I'd love to see this.

    steve

  • Dogpatch
    Dogpatch

    This is a revised post from Jeffrey, I don't think he knew I had so many friends! So it may cost you $12, big deal unless you are a Bethelite. :-)) Randy REViSED


    Want to go see a play on JWs and shunning in New York City? Support Jeffrey and his work, and you can even go for as reduced price!

    Randy Jeffrey's revised comments: Also, there is a limit to the amount of free tickets that I can give away.
    I can give you two pairs of complimentary tickets. If you would like, I can
    offer the rest of your membership a discount for our show.

    I will send you another E-mail that will have the discount code for you to
    post.
    next:

    ___Keith Reddin's "Brutality of Fact"
    16 SHOWS ONLY! Aug 17th - Sept. 10th
    Opening Night - Aug. 19th at 7pm
    Urban Stages 259 W 30th St. (bet. 7th & 8th Ave.)


    SPECIAL $12 TICKET OFFER FOR FREE MINDS, INC. MEMBERS, ALL SHOWS!
    (JUST ENTER CODE "FMINDS")


    Come see American playwright Keith Reddin's black comedy "Brutality of
    Fact." Directed by Stephanie Yankwitt.

    "Brutality of Fact" is a black comedy about a family tree that is gradually
    rotting away. It presents the trials and tribulations of modern day family
    life. In the "Brutality" brood, we have Maggie, a recovering alcoholic, and
    her sister Jackie, who becomes a Jehovah's Witness. All the while, Val, the
    daughters' elderly mother is unwittingly enlisted in Jackie's religious
    crusade. To further complicate matters, Jackie gets involved in a custody
    battle with her ex-husband. Question: is (holy) water thicker than a
    'Bloody Mary'?

    The cast of "Brutality of Fact" includes: Amy da Luz, Donna Robinson, Joy
    Franz (Broadway's "Pippin" and original Cinderella's Stepmother in "Into the
    Woods"), Melissa Ross, Marshall Correro, Bronwen Coleman, D.H. Johnson, and
    9 year-old Paris Yates.


    TICKETS FOR FREE MINDS, INC. MEMBERS ARE ONLY $12!! Use code "FMINDS".
    Tickets can be purchased at www.smarttix.com or by calling (212) 868-4444.
    The running time is 1 hour and 40 minutes with an intermission.

    The performance schedule is Thursday through Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm.
    Opening Night starts at 7pm.

    Visit the official website at www.brutalityoffact.com.

    ________

    Hello Randy,





    with, Keith Reddin's "Brutality of Fact." It is about a family that has to

    deal with one of the family members becoming a Jehovah's Witness. It is a

    dark comedy, but it treats the subject with great importance and

    sensitivity. Basically, we feel this performance can help people deal with

    serious subjects, in a gentle, easy to take way.





    visting New York and/or have any friends who could appreciate this play,

    they can come for free.

    Jeffrey Schulman

    [email protected]






    Members of the secret society of fools come to Urban Stages in Keith

    Reddin's "Brutality of Fact"





    present the NYC revival of Keith Reddin's black comedy "Brutality of Fact."

    Performance dates are Aug. 17th through Sept. 10th at Urban Stages (259 W.

    30th St., bet. 7th & 8th Ave.) Directed by Stephanie Yankwitt.





    rotting away. It presents the trials and tribulations of modern day family

    life. In the "Brutality" brood, we have Maggie, a recovering alcoholic

    unable to keep either a job or a relationship, and her sister Jackie, who

    becomes a Jehovah's Witness. All the while, Val, the daughters' elderly

    mother is unwittingly enlisted in Jackie's religious crusade. To further

    complicate matters, Jackie gets involved in a custody battle with her

    ex-husband. Question: is (holy) water thicker than a 'Bloody Mary'?





    and Coke", "Highest Standard of Living", "Life During Wartime", "Innocent's

    Crusade", "Desperadoes", and "Nebraska".





    original Cinderella's Stepmother in "Into the Woods"), Melissa Ross*,

    Marshall Correro, Bronwen Coleman*, D.H. Johnson, and 9 year-old Paris Yates





    Melanie Swersey,

    Stage Manager: Rachel Gordon









    $18/ Previews are $12. Call SmartTix (212) 868-4444 or buy online at

    www.SmartTix.com.



    www.brutalityoffact.com

  • candidlynuts
    candidlynuts

    someone should suggest to him to video tape it before it closes (i hope it has a long run!) but anyway, i'd buy the dvd of the play. no way i'd ever get to nyc!

  • Nathan Natas
    Nathan Natas


    From: "Jeffrey Schulman"

    To: "Nathan Natas"

    Subject: RE: Your production of "Brutality of Fact."

    Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2006

    Hello Nathan,

    Thank you for getting in touch and your very kind words. I hope things are well in Seattle.

    FYI..."Brutality of Fact" is an Equity approved showcase (Actor's Union).


    Unfortunately, under the Equity rules, it is illegal to tape any of it.

    Let me know if you are interested in reading the script, though. I would be happy to mail you one!

    Thank you for your support.

    Best,

    Jeffrey

    Jeffrey Schulman

    (954) 547-4427

    >From: Nathan Natas
    >To: [email protected]_________
    >Subject: Your production of "Brutality of Fact."
    >Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2006
    >
    >Hi Jeffrey Schulman,
    >
    >Randy Watters posted your email about the play on the
    >"JWD" discussion board so that within a day the entire
    >worldwide apostate XJW community will know about your
    >production. It is here:
    >
    >http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/6/118242/1.ashx
    >
    >I'm writing to suggest that you consider videotaping a
    >performance, burning it to DVD and making those DVDs
    >available to a wider audience. I'm in Seattle and I
    >doubt that I'll be able to get to see the show, but I
    >would buy the DVD.
    >
    >Thanks for helping to immunize the world against the
    >JW meme.
    >
    >Best wishes,
    >
    > - Nathan Natas

  • Seeker4
    Seeker4

    Lori and I will be in the city Tues-Thurs, Aug. 22-24. We had planned on heading out later on Thursday, and only have hotel reservations for Tues and Wed nights.
    The play runs on Thurs-Saturday nights.
    If someone wanted to go on Thursday night, Aug.24, and had a spare room where we could sleep that night, we'd be glad to go with you.
    PM us if that works for anyone. Can't really afford another night at a hotel, though we did get a good deal at $109 a night where we're staying.
    S4

  • Seeker4
    Seeker4

    bttt

  • thecarpenter
    thecarpenter

    I just sent seeker4, Larry, JohnnyCip, lonelysheep, stevenyc, soledad a pm, check your mail boxes.

    Hello all, I have assembled a small group (5 ex dubs so far) to see the play. If you would like to join us, you are welcome to. Check your pm for the date and how you can distinguish us. Afterward, we will probably go to a restaurant in the neighborhood to eat. I am picking up the tickets for the 5 of us this week. You should call (212) 868-4444 to reserve your ticket or order online at http://www.smarttix.com/ (JUST ENTER CODE "FMINDS" to get a discount $12 ticket)

    We will probably meet in front of the theatre at 7:30pm (Urban stages 259 W 30th St. (bet. 7th and 8th) Hope to see you there.

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