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Why Bother?


This production features Planet Connections award-winning artists.*

Benefiting: Safe Horizon

Written By:
KEEPING PACE by Robin Rothstein
CRAZY AT HEART by Mark Jason Williams
ILLUMINATI by John Pollono
DOLL PLAY by Tony Glazer

Directed By: Andrew Block
Production Stage Manager: Rachel April

Two treadmills, a dressing room, a therapist’s office, and a bachelor pad, set the stage for a night of four irreverent, raucous comedies where relationships are tested and boundaries are pushed to the edge — forcing each character to question their personal limits of loyalty.

Venue: Downstairs Theater, Paradise Factory

Wednesday, May 14 at 8:30PM
Wednesday, May 21 at 8:30PM
Sunday, May 25 at 1:30PM
Thursday, May 29 at 6:00PM
Friday, May 30 at 9:00PM
Sunday, June 1 at  9:30PM

Why Bother? runs 80 minutes with no intermission.

Tickets:  $18 General Admission, $10 for Film/Music Participants, FREE for Theatre Festivity Participants. Click here to reserve your seats!



Genre: Comedy

KEEPING PACE: Thom Christensen & Joey Gambetta
CRAZY AT HEART: Steven De Luca & Kathy Searle
ILLUMINATI: Thom Christensen, Dana Domenick, John Gazzale
DOLL PLAY: Scott Aiello, Brian J. Carter, Simon Pearl


*Why Bother? features artists who have received the following awards and nominations from Planet Connections:

Mark Jason Williams, Playwright
2013 – Straight Faced Lies
Winner – Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script
Nominated – Outstanding Overall Production
2012 – Acts of Love/Smiles to Saturn
Nominated – Outstanding Playwriting Short-form (for Smiles to Saturn)
Nominated – Outstanding Overall Evening of One-Acts (for Acts of Love)
2011 – The Other Day
Winner -Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script
2010 – Recovery
Winner – Planet Activist Award
Nominated – Outstanding Playwriting of a New Script
Thom Christensen, Actor
Winner – Outstanding Lead Actor for Bromance of the Exes
Nominated – Outstanding Featured Actor for Straight Faced Lies

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