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“sweet and funny…nicely executed…beautifully acted”
-New York Times

7 Stories

By: Morris Panych
Directed by: Greg T. Parente
Featuring: Erica Terpening-Romeo, Alice Kremelberg, Thomas James Lombardo, Toni-Ann Gardiner, Rachel Troy, Thomas Sharon, and Connor Paolo.
“Stunning…Remarkable…Hilarious…a skilled cast and crew…an entertaining piece of theatre…played with wit and charm by the cast…the whole cast is good.”
–Blogcritics Magazine
The Gene Frankel Theatre
24 Bond Street (E. Village), New York, NY
7 Stories had a SOLD OUT run from August 7-24, 2008
  • Synopsis
  • Cast
  • Artistic Team
  • Reviews & Features
  • Photo Gallery

Synopsis

The Strain Theatre Company presents a limited engagement of Morris Panych's 7 Stories beginning Aug. 7 at the Gene Frankel Theater. In 7 Stories a man teeters on the ledge of an apartment building, seven floors up, contemplating suicide. Before he can take the final leap he is confronted by the stories of the manically eccentric residents inside. The two lovers who constantly threaten to murder one another, the actor on his wedding day who plans to stay in character for the rest of his life, and the lady who keeps her own faith by answering the prayers of residents on the sixth floor. After hearing these 'seven stories' it looks like all the insanity is inside, and that the suicidal man is the least likely to jump.
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Cast

Man………………………………………………..Erica Terpening-Romeo
Rodney / Michael / Neighbor 1 / Cop.................TJ Lombardo
Charlotte/Lillian………………………………......Alice Kremelberg
Leonard / Al / Neighbor 3…………………….....Thomas Patel
Jennifer / Rachel / Neighbor4……………….......Rachel Troy
Marshall / Percy / Neighbor 2……………….......Connor Paolo*
Joan / Nurse Wilson…………………………......Toni-Ann Gardiner

Artistic Team

PERFORMERS

DESIGNERS & CREW

Erica Terpening-Romeo Director: Greg T. Parente
Alice Kremelberg Co-Director: Erica Terpening
Thomas James Lombardo Set Design: James Fenton
Toni-Ann Gardiner Asst. Designer: Gary Slootskiy
Rachel Troy Asst. Designer: Samantha Bocchicchio
Thomas Patel Lighting Design: Aaron Spivey
Connor Paolo Asst. Lighting Designer: Gary Slootskiy
  Sound Design: Amy Altadonna
  Costume Design: Stacey Berman
  Stage Manager: Kate Pressman
  Asst. Stage Manager: Kaela Whitaker
  Production Manager: Martin Strenczewilk
  Asst. Costume Designers: Jill Sunderland & Amanda Crommett
Press Agent: Emily Owens
Graphic Design: Rusty Zimmerman

Reviews & Features

NEW YORK TIMES THEATER REVIEW
By: Neil Genzlinger
Published: August 12, 2008

SHOW BUSINESS WEEKLY THEATRE REVIEW
By: Lauren Wagner

ENTERTAINMENT : Theatre
By: Ellen Wernecke, EDGE contributer
Published: Wednesday, August 8, 2008

THEATRE REVIEW (NYC)
By: Jon Sobol

BACKSTAGE WEST
By: Dan Lehman
Published: August 13, 2008

JAUNTED

UNITED STAGES

PLAYBILL NEWS
By: Andrew Gans
Published: August 7, 2008

Photo Gallery

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