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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Help keep NYC Indie Theatre Alive!

Theatre in NYC is vibrant, edgy, and thought provoking. NYC is the center of the highest quality theatrical entertainment in the world, but in order to survive and continue providing top-level productions, we need your help! Costs are rising everywhere, but this is especially true in Off- and Off-Off-Broadway Theatre, where disappearing grants and dwindling government funding, coupled with greater competition from high-end, formerly Broadway producers who are booking up some of the smaller theaters upon which we rely, have driven up the costs for us little guys. At the same time, landlords have raised rents far out of pace with a venue’s ability to book space or a theatrical production’s ability to earn ticket revenue. This has resulted in the closing and/or bankruptcy of scores of small theaters across the country, more than half of these in NYC alone! Help us maintain the vitality of the arts in NYC by supporting our production of an outstanding theatrical journey: The Timing of a Day.

Written by Owen Panettieri and directed by Joey Brenneman, The Timing of a Day follows three New York City roommates who share a loving (if cramped) Harlem apartment and a similarly loving (if cramped) triangular friendship. As the play opens, the three find themselves navigating the regular ups and downs of city life, when an unforeseeable tragedy rips them from the ordinary and changes the course of their lives and friendships forever. What follows is the reshuffled story of their time living together viewed over the course of a single day. Slices of their future, present, and past weave together in new ways, illustrating what it is that really draws these three people together, as well as what pulls them apart. While examining life, love, and loss from one sunrise to the next, each individual is forced to question if there really is such a thing as “perfect timing” or if all timing is just perfectly flawed…

Following critical acclaim at the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival, The Timing of a Day will open at Center Stage, NY, for a full three-week extension from Wednesday, March 30th, through Sunday, April 17th, 2011. A special Gala Benefit Performance is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30th, followed by an invitation-only Press & Industry Preview on Thursday, March 31st. Official Opening Night is Friday, April 1st.

The Timing of a Day opened on August 18, 2010, to rave reviews and went on to receive various honors. The play won FringeNYC's “Overall Excellence in Ensemble” award, was named “Outstanding New Play for the 2010 Summer Festival Season” by Talkin' Broadway, and was cited “20 Best of Fest” by NYCFringeGuide.com.

CAST: Justin Anselmi, Miguel Govea, Nik Kourtis, R. Elizabeth Woodard

PERFORMANCES will be held Wednesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm.

TICKETS are $18 in advance or $20 at the door; $13 tickets available for students and seniors. To purchase tickets for The Timing of a Day, please visit


If you would like to attend the Gala Benefit Performance on Wednesday, March 30th, please visit https://www.fracturedatlas.org/s/campaign/253.

REVIEWS from 2010 FringeNYC Production:

“Powerful and clever… four outstanding performances.” ~ Blake Ross, Playbill

“Mr. Panettieri’s ear for dialogue is remarkable.” ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda, Manhattan Times

“Caring and committed direction… lovely.” ~ Robert Windeler, Backstage.com (Critic’s Pick)

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