Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Empire Stage to present He's Coming Up the Stairs!

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (July 06, 2010) -- As part of its first summer season, Empire Stage (formerly Sol Theatre) in Fort Lauderdale will be premiering He’s Coming Up the Stairs!  a comedy written by Garet Scott (Roll with the Punches) and directed by Kevin Thomsen (MTV's Spy Groove, HBO's Quality of Mercy).

Inspired by “Sorry, Wrong Number” – the stage and screen thriller about an invalid who overhears plans for her own murder – the seventy minute play follows a high society hypochondriac as she navigates New York’s social scene on what may be the last day of her life. Set in 1989, the show features a number of popular songs from the 80’s.

Brooks Braselman, the L.A. Weekly Award nominee for Mommie Queerest who was recently seen in the national tour of Shut Up, Sweet Charlotte, stars as Sally Winston, the hairy heiress. Also appearing in He’s Coming Up the Stairs! are David R. Gordon (Making Porn, Roll with the Punches) as Sally’s two-timing husband, along with South Florida newcomers Emily Shaffer and Vance Barber.

"We’re excited to perform He’s Coming Up the Stairs! for the Ft. Lauderdale theater audiences," said Garet Scott, playwright.  "When the show ran at the Duplex in New York, the audiences were in hysterics. I think our cast is even stronger now. This is a silly little comedy – perfect for summer."

He’s Coming Up the Stairs! will be running at Empire Stage  (www.empirestage.com) from July 22 through August 15, 2010. Empire Stage is located at 1140 North Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale. For tickets and information please call (954) 678-1496 or go to www.empirestage.com.

During the run of the show, Empire Stage will be dedicating some dark nights to a series of staged readings. For a complete list of the readings with dates and times, go to www.empirestage.com.

About Empire Stage
Empire Stage (http://www.empirestage.com/) is an artist-driven collective that produces new and existing works for the diverse audiences of Ft Lauderdale, including the LGBT and Senior populations. The collective is committed to presenting dynamic works originating from both the New York City and South Florida theatrical communities and to offer theater artists a supportive environment where they can collaborate, take risks and develop as writers, directors, actors, designers and producers. Producing partners are David R. Gordon & Garet Scott.

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