The Bridge Theatre Company presents the American premiere of Canadian playwright Matthew MacKenzie’s The Particulars, as part of the 16th annual New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC.

The Particulars marks the third consecutive year at FringeNYC for the Bridge Theatre Company, following last year’s production of Nicolas Billon’s Greenland, winner of the Fringe Festival Award for Overall Excellence in Playwriting, and 2010’s critically acclaimed production of The Swearing Jar, by Kate Hewlett.

Fresh off of two premieres at the Sundance Film Festival (Compliance and My Best Day), Bridge Theatre Co. founding member Ashlie Atkinson (Neil Labute’s Fat Pig; Broadway’s The Ritz) makes her FringeNYC debut as Lillian, a youth minister struggling to reconcile her faith with recent experiences in the Congo. Brian Silliman (Mac Rogers’ Advance Man; Control Room) plays Gordon, an insomniac and member of Lillian’s congregation whose recent pest problem threatens to compromise his tragically methodical existence.

Director Jordana Williams returns to FringeNYC after directing Mac Rogers’ Viral in 2009 (FringeNYC Winner: Outstanding Production of a Play) and Hail Satan in 2007 (FringeNYC Winner: Outstanding Playwright). She recently completed direction of Rogers’ Honeycomb Trilogy, a trio of plays about an alien invasion hailed as a critics’ pick in the New York Times. Jordana is a founding member of Gideon Productions and part of the groundbreaking “BFG Collective” a 6-month-long residency at Long Island City’s The Secret Theatre between Gideon and two other top New York indie theatre companies, Boomerang Theatre Company and Flux Theatre Ensemble.

Canadian playwright Matthew MacKenzie’s first play, SIA, received a New York workshop directed by Jenn Thompson as part of the Bridge Theatre Company’s 2010-2011 season and premiered as part of the inaugural Preview of the Arts Festival at Joe’s Pub. SIA was subsequently produced as part of TACT’s 2011 newTACTics festival. The Particulars was first presented at the 2011 SummerWorks Festival in Toronto and has toured to rave reviews across Canada.

The Particulars, by Matthew MacKenzie
Venue #13 – The Studio at Cherry Lane
38 Commerce Street (@Bedford)
SAT 8/11 @ 2:30; SUN 8/12 @ 7:00; TUE 8/21 @ 9:00
THUR 8/23 @ 4:45; SUN 8/26 @ 4:00

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