IAN AND HIS BODY written and directed by Michael Ricotta.
MITF: Summer 2017
July 15 – Aug 6, 2017
The Jewel Box at the WorkShop Theater
312 W.36th Street, NYC
Performance Schedule: Wed 7/19, 8:30pm; Fri 7/21, 6:00pm; Sun 7/23, 3:30pm
Ian tries to keep his nose clean and to walk the straight and narrow but his body is a very smooth talker.
Ian has a unique relationship with his Body. His Body is his own person; his permanent companion through life. Ian is trying to overcome cocaine addiction, but his body is at first his greatest tempter and advocate of cocaine but soon becomes a fierce opponent, when he gets preachy about the foreseeable consequences. Straddled with this secret war, Ian attempts to go on a blind date.
Michael Ricotta studied theater and film at S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, and fairly recently went back to college to get his M.A. in Philosophy at the C.U.N.Y. Grad Center. He has three short one acts picked up at the LIC ONE-ACT FESTIVAL at the end of June prior to this one at MITF. He has been doing readings at the Barrow Group Theater (Fridays@TBA series) for a several years.
The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works. New York’s oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days.
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