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New Civil War play to debut in August

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A sweltering night in the Everglades. 1863. A fatal gunshot claims an unexpected victim, leaving a troop of Union soldiers more lost than ever. The War between the States becomes an inner war of will, belief, and survival.

Playwright/director John D’Amico is readying a new one-act play set in the American Civil War. According to the assistant director Lily Zahn, “The play is a dramatic one-act entitled “Very Little” and we are premiering at this year’s Fringe Festival, North America’s largest multi-arts festival, in New York City this August. The play is set in the Civil War (in fact, it’s the only show set during war in the whole festival) and follows a troop of Union soldiers on an ill-fated mission in the Everglades.

As an actor and assistant director, working on this project has not only taught me so much more about the Civil War, but about our country’s development and human nature. At its core, this show is about growing up, living with guilt, and the will to survive.

The creative team is comprised of New Jersey natives and longtime friends. This show features a dynamic ensemble cast of New York City-based actors: Andrea Aguilera, Jeremy Boros, Peter Collins, Brent Hampson, Mike Mizwicki, Vincent Pizzimenti, and Lily Zahn.

For more information, visit the official website.

Performances will be held on the following dates:

Wed 8/14 at 2:00 pm
Fri 8/16 at 7:45 pm
Sat 8/17 at 7:00 pm
Sun 8/18 at 12:00 Noon
Tues 8/20 at 6:30 pm

All performances held at Teatro Circulo (64 E 4th St New York, NY 10003)

Tickets are available through www.fringenyc.org