'Frankie', new play by Daniel Roberts at the Irish Arts Center

Audax Theatre Group will present Frankie, a new, dark comedy by Daniel Roberts, opening at the Irish Arts Centre on the 2 Apr 2005, following previews from the 31 Mar. The show is scheduled to close on the 30 Apr 2005

Frankie tells the story of the title character, a soft-brained, overweight man-boy with limited ambitions beyond playing video games and eating Skittles. While working at a dead-end job at Superfeast, New Jersey's largest grocery store, he is drawn in to a dangerous and deadly plan to blow up the store. Frankie's boss, Mr. Angelini, is a self-styled genius who is disgusted with the US Government. With the help of Frankie's beautiful but haunted co-worker Virginia, Mr. Angelini promises the young man a night of unconditional pleasure and a place in paradise if only he'll strap twenty-two pounds of explosives to his torso and fulfill Mr. Angelini's dream of blowing up Superfeast.

Playwright Daniel Roberts, is also Audax Theatre Group's founder. The company has presented three shows: the 2001 OOBR award-winning 'The Beginning of the And', 2002's 'Last Day', and 2003's 'Brando', all written by Mr. Roberts.

The comedy will be directed by Alex Lippard, whose credits include 'Hecuba' with Kristin Linklater, and 'Moonchild' with Heather Tom. Mr. Lippard was awarded "Best Director" at last year's New York Fringe Festival.

The cast for Frankie will feature Andrea Gallo, Davis Hall, Aaron Munoz, Kristina Klebe, and Anthony Patellis.

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