IDENTITY PRODUCTIONS’ TAPE WINS “BEST OF FRINGE” HONORS, EXTENDS TO THEATRE ASYLUM FOR TWO FINAL PERFORMANCES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HOLLYWOOD, CA – Identity Productions has announced that it will extend its radiantly reviewed production of Stephen Belber’s TAPE for two final performances as part of the Best of the Hollywood Fringe at the Theatre Asylum mainstage. These last two shows will run on Thursday, July 19th and Thursday, July 26th at 8pm.
Among the buzz on LA’s top theatre website Bitter-Lemons.com, critic Bob Verini of Variety dubbed TAPE “without question the best production of this 2000 perennial I’ve ever seen, out of 4-5 of them including the 2001 movie….” and Les Spindle said this production of TAPE was “the finest Hollywood Fringe Festival production I’ve seen since the festival’s 2010 bow…..Acted to perfection.”
The intimate play features Jason Karasev, Donald Rizzo, and Juliana Long Tyson.
Jason Karasev is known for his work as a series regular on MTV’s “Disaster Date” and for performing at The Second City, Chicago with current SNL cast member Jason Sudeikis. Donald Rizzo was recognized as part of the Best Ensemble Cast for Fox Searchlight’s “Choke” at the Sundance Film Festival. Juliana Long Tyson has been seen on the CW’s “Privileged” and Nickelodeon’s “Victorious.
The production is directed by Elissa Weinzimmer, who recently helmed the Backstage Critic’s Pick “School for Suckers” at the Lillian Theatre.
TAPE originally premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in 2000. The play was subsequently adapted into a film of the same name starring Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard and Uma Thurman, which the New York Times hailed as “psychologically acute” and “incisive.”
The final two performances of TAPE will run at The Theatre Asylum on Thursday, July 19th at 8pm and Thursday, July 26th at 8pm.
General admission tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/878.
Members of the press may arrange tickets directly through the press contact.
The Asylum is located on Theatre Row in Hollywood at Santa Monica Blvd and Vine, at 6320 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90038
DETAILS FOR CALENDAR LISTINGS
Identity Productions presents Stephen Belber’s compelling drama “TAPE” at The Theatre Asylum as part of the “Best of the Hollywood Fringe” 2012.
Featuring Jason Karasev, Donald Rizzo and Juliana Long Tyson. Directed by Elissa Weinzimmer.
Thursday, July 19th at 8pm
Thursday, July 26th at 8pm
6320 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90038
$15 in advance or at the door