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When:   August 10, 2008 4:15pm-5:45pm
Where:   The New York International Fringe Festival
New School for Drama Theatre, 151 Bank Street, NYC
Tickets $15. For tickets visit or purchase at the venue

Price:   15
Type:   Arts


The New Zenith Theatre presents SYMPHONY PASTORALE/FUGUE SERIES at the 11th New York International Fringe Festival FringeNYC for five performances: Saturday, August 9th at 7:00 pm; Sunday, August 10th at 4:15 pm; Friday, August 15th at 4:30 pm; Monday, August 18th at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, August 23 at 12:00 noon. 

SYMPHONY PASTORALE/FUGUE SERIES, written by Robert Barnett and directed by Ed Wierzbicki, is an interrelated pair of one-act plays that brings music to life  literally.  A New York premiere, SYMPHONY PASTORALE is the story of a mans life dramatized in four movements.  The ensemble of five actors takes turns impersonating everything from Johns mothers labor pains, his fumbling efforts at teenage seduction, his giddy ride on a rollercoaster with his children as a parentto the racing pulse of his heart as he struggles for life.

The Los Angeles Times called SYMPHONY PASTORALE, a delicious and sophisticated piece of theater while the Chicago Tribune dubbed the double bill a winning pair of one-act playsnovel and entrancing.

Robert Barnett, Artistic Director of Yale Cabaret Hollywood, has had plays performed nationally, most recently at the Ashland New Plays Festival.  Brian Wilbur Grundstrom has composed for film, orchestra, and chorus, piano, demonstrating an innovative use of harmony and melody, firmly rooted in the tonal tradition. Ed Wierzbicki, Artistic Director of New Zenith Theatre and a two-time Emmy Nominee, has directed musicals to Shakespeare to BIG LOVE.

Additional Info/Contact:
Robert Barnett at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript