A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE / CALENDAR ALERT

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WHO
Good People Theater Company

WHAT
A wee Irish musical about a Poet, a Princess, and A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

Project # 1093 – Hollywood Fringe Festival

LA’s first fully staged production
Winner of NYC’s Outer Critics Award for Best Musical

SHOW CREDITS Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Produced and Directed by Janet Miller
Musical Direction by Corey Hirsch
Musical Staging by Janet Miller

WHEN
Opening Friday, June 7, 2013
Running through June 30, 2013 as part of Hollywood Fringe Festival
Friday & Saturday @ 8pm
Sunday @ 2pm

Plus a special Charity of Choice Show
Saturday, June 29 @ 2pm
100% of sales donated to BookEnds.Org
Creating Readers and Leaders

WHERE
Lillian Theatre
1076 Lillian Way @ Santa Monica Boulevard
East of Cahuenga, West of Vine
Metro Access: Three blocks South on Vine from Hollywood+Vine Red Line station

TICKET PRICES
$20 general admission
$19 for Fringe Citizens (people wearing the special Fringe Citizen button available at Fringe Central, located at Open Fist Theatre Company, 6209 Santa Monica Boulevard)
$15 for Fringe Participants (anyone registered to perform or produce during the Hollywood Fringe Festival)

TICKETS On sale beginning May 1, 2013

Hollywood Fringe Festival Box Office
Online: www.hff13.org/1093
By Phone: 323-455-4585

CAST / In order of appearance:
Dominic McChesney as Alfie Byrne
Mary Chesterman as Mrs. Grace/Kitty Farrelly
Marci Herrera as Miss Crowe
Gail Matthius as Mrs. Curtin
Matt Stevens as Baldy O’Shea
Michael Loupé as Rasher Flynn/Carson
Michael Wallot as Ernie Lally
Melina Kalomas as Mrs. Patrick
Bret Shefter as Sully O’Hara
Matt Franta as Peter/Breton Beret
Shirley Hatton as Lily Byrne
David Gilchrist as Carney/Oscar Wilde
Keith Barletta as Robbie Fay
Audrey Curd as Adele Rice

CREATIVE TEAM
Janet Miller Producer, Director
Corey Hirsch Musical Director
Janet Miller Musical Staging
Katherine Barrett Lighting Designer & Stage Manager
Kevin Williams Set and Prop Designer
Kathy Gillespie & Barbara Weisel Costume Designers
Chris Flores Sound Designer
Jill Massie Dialect Coach

Long Show Synopsis (244 Words / 1187 Characters)
A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

Dublin. 1964. Meet Alfie Byrne, a bus conductor with a poet’s heart.
In the morning he dispenses tickets and Oscar Wilde’s best verse to his regulars. After work, St. Imelda’s amateur theatricals are his passion. And, much to his sister’s distress, he cooks. Foreign things. With parsley on top.
Everyone knows Alfie can be maddeningly eccentric. But they follow him devotedly, because Alfie has a gift. He knows the difference between “real” life—working hard for his bread—and “true” life, where he works even harder to make art for his friends.
Sounds tidy enough, right? But there is just one problem.
Alfie is loved. But he’s not truly seen.
By his own choice, he is hiding in plain sight. A respectable cypher. A self-fashioned man of no importance. His secret has been kept safe these forty years—until he becomes bewitched by a princess. And not some black Irish lass, mind you, but the gorgeous and misunderstood Salome of Oscar Wilde’s transgressive imagination.
Well, when Alfie shows up with Salome at St. Imelda’s parish hall, all hell breaks loose. Truths tumble out, and judgments fly. But when the accounts of friendship are reckoned, Alfie’s true goodness, and his quiet philosophy—“you just have to love who you love”—wins out.
Winner of NYC’s Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE is a tender and beautifully woven tale of love, friendship and coming to terms with who we are.

Medium Length Show Synopsis (161 Words / 784 Characters)
A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

Dublin. 1964. Meet Alfie Byrne, a bus conductor with a poet’s heart. In the morning he dispenses tickets with Oscar Wilde’s best verse to his regulars. He’s clearly beloved. But Alfie has a problem: he is not truly seen.

By his own choice, Alfie is hiding in plain sight. A respectable cypher. A self-fashioned man of no importance. His secret has been kept safe these forty years. Safe, that is, until Alfie introduces Oscar Wilde’s play Salome to his dearest friends in the St. Imelda’s amateur theatrical troupe. When that misunderstood biblical Princess arrives at St. Imelda’s, truths tumble out, and judgments fly. But in the final reckoning of the accounts of friendship, Alfie’s true goodness, and his quiet philosophy—“you just have to love who you love”—wins out.

Winner of NYC’s Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE is a beautifully woven tale of love, friendship and coming to terms with who we are.

Short Show Synopsis (67 Words / 313 Characters)
A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

Dublin. 1964. Meet Alfie Byrne, a bus conductor with a poet’s heart. In the morning he dispenses tickets with Oscar Wilde’s best verse to his regulars. After work, St. Imelda’s amateur theatricals are his passion. And most privately, Alfie’s heart holds a secret he shares shyly with his Irish Salome: in the end, despite bigotry or shame, “you just have to love who you love.”

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