Darinka, in association with Dixon Place, presents
THE EGG PROgECT
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS, MAY 20 & 21, 27 & 28 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $15 / $12 (stu/sen)
Prodigal son Marty Edgett has returned home to show off the new life he's created for himself. Little does he know, his microbiologist father is eager to show him the new life he's created as well...
A dire comedy written by Mike Amato
Directed by Chris Lutkin
With Gary Ray Bugarcic, Kimberly Flynn, Mike Amato, and Susan Young
Mike Amato is a comedian, actor, and playwright. Even though he's most noted for his video Subway Stripper that went viral on YouTube and won him prize money, he was a finalist of The Andy Kaufman Award at Caroline's and is the regular MC of the Burlesque Revue, Skits N Tits. This is his first play and is also acting in it as Marty Edgett the returning son.
Gary Ray Bugarcic is best known for running the 1980's East Village performance club Darinka, which spawned performers such as They Might Be Giants, Steve Buscemi and Karen Finley just to name a few. He also toured nationally with Karen Finley in her play The Theory of Total Blame and played opposite Debbie Harry in the critically acclaimed short film I Remember You Now… He's worked as an actor & director in most every downtown venue and can be seen in many indie films & TV shows, e.g., Desperately Seeking Susan, Todd Haynes' Poison, Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns, and Law & Order. He's appeared in over two dozen national commercials most notably The Nike retro basketball series as the anxious coach directed by the Hughes Brothers. In the 1990's, he was an on-air host on QVC with Lucy Sexton.
Kimberly "Kiki" Flynn recently returned to New York after working in Hollywood and in Hawaii as an actress and Yoga teacher to the stars (including Madonna). She's appeared on TV in Murphy Brown, Chicago Hope and her most memorable film credit, Striptease where she played the Israeli stripper Ariel Sharon. In the 1980's & 90' she worked regularly as a performer at Dixon Place, Darinka, PS122, and LaMama.
Director Chris Lutkin has worked and taught at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, at Weist-Barron Studios, The Stonestreet Film and Production Workshop, and the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He's also working and touring with the newly formed collective, the Screen Gym.
NOTE: In 1986 Darinka regular & member Ellie Covan asked Gary Ray Bugarcic to come by her little apartment, one block away, to get his feedback on her initial idea of starting Dixon Place there. Upon seeing the tiny space that was to become the original Dixon Place, Gary Ray said "No Way… Too small!" Well now that Dixon has just celebrated their 25th year in existence in their critically acclaimed new theater, Gary Ray is thrilled to be working at DP in this dark farcical comedy called THE EGG PROgECT.