May 5–22, 2022
Our 31st Season
THE LOBBY (World Premiere)Written by Don Creedon
Directed by Stephen Emerick
The Lobby is about Jimmy Burgess— an unassuming night doorman of a posh downtown loft-space and his old friend, Miles O’Riordan. Jimmy is stuck behind a desk watching life in the City pass him by, while, the incorrigible, ne’er do-well Miles is always looking for the next scheme to get ahead, often at Jimmy’s expense. In this modern day comedy-farce, Irish characters from all walks of life swing through the lobby’s revolving door, while the elevator doors open and close seemingly on Jimmy and his dreams. But, unbeknownst to this cast of characters, Jimmy has plans of his own. Oh, and guess whose mother is coming to town? NOTE: Adult language may not be appropriate for all audiences. Not recommended for those under 16.
DON CREEDON (Playwright) comes to New York from his native Dublin. Don's first full-length play Celtic Tiger Me Arse was produced in New York at the Irish Arts Center (directed by Neal Jones) and in Los Angeles at the Celtic Arts Center (directed by Barry Lynch). Another play Guy Walks into a Bar received the Audience Award for Best Play at the 1st Irish 2010 Theatre Festival. More recently, his short play Blind Date was a finalist at the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play festival, and his one-act play Ladies' Night was a finalist at the American Globe Theater 15-Minute Play Festival. Other short plays include Shackled and Divine Intervention, both of which have been produced in New York by Aching Dogs Theater Company. Don's The Lobby was presented in a reading at The Beckett Theatre & The New Jersey Rep respectively and met with roiling laughter. Don has written two screenplays, Work of God, and Mir Friends both of which have been optioned by Director Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot). Don's currently working on a new play, Dry Rot; his newest short play The Ledge was produced by Aching Dogs Theatre Company at The Hudson Guild Theatre. Don is a Fellow of the Blue Mountain Center and the MacDowell Colony, and also a member of the Dramatist Guild of America.
(Name in red denotes Curtain Call debut)
Jimmy Burgess - Mat Young
Miles O'Riordan - Frank Pagliaro
Andrew Johnson - Tyler Small
Una - Sarah Sherwood
Olivia - Celine Montaudy
Barney - Jeff Pliskin
Tomas O'Callaghan - Jim Foley
Mrs. O'Riordan - Kate Telfer