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Jun 30, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Due to popular demand, The Annoyance Theater New York is proud to present THE DINGLEBERRY THEATRE FOUNDATION PRESENTS: MANDATORY SEMINAR for five more weeks every Thursday beginning June 30 at 9 pm. Written by and featuring Kelly Cooper, Abby Salzberg, Thomas Friclione and Mac Edgerly, and directed by Frank Angelini.
A dark satire on workplace wellness, MANDATORY SEMINAR shows that often the people telling you how to live your best life are the ones who don’t know how to do it themselves. Their own theater company is falling apart. Their idea of wellness is bogus. But the show must go on.
Marriage. Friendship. Sabotage. Stage Fright. Sexual tension. Sexual inadequacies. These themes are all on spotlight as the Dingleberry Theater Foundation (DTF) attempts to put on an office wellness seminar. See how this downright dysfunctional cast tries to keep it together on stage as their personal relationships fall apart, and heighten into ultimate derailment.
You’ll meet Mel, the power-hungry failed actress and unofficial ‘boss’ of the DTF. You’ll meet Breadney, her hyper-sexual best friend who’s hungry for a different kind of power. There’s also Brock – Mel’s aloof husband who was forced to join the DTF after a mysterious death of a former cast member, and Crib – a 17-year-old sex offender just trying to do his best. If you feel empathy for these characters, there’s probably something wrong with you.
MANDATORY SEMINAR features Kelly Cooper as Mel Gibson, Thomas Fricilone as Brock Gibson, Abby Salzberg as Breadney Keller, and Mac Edgerly as Crib Houston.