Fresh Fruit Festival Release: MISS MARY DUGAN – July 19- at The Wild Project

The Fresh Fruit Festival presents
Miss Mary Dugan

A Play by Manuel Igrejas
Directed by Karin de la Penha

July 19-28, 2012 (4 Performances)
Thursday, July 19 @ 6pm
Saturday, July 21 @ 6pm
Wednesday, July 25 @ 8pm
Saturday, July 28 @ 4pm

The Wild Project
195 East 3rd Street, NYC 10009 (bet. Avenues A & B)

Tickets: $18. For tickets, visit

Runtime: 60 minutes, no intermission.

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(New York – July 10, 2012) – The Fresh Fruit Festival presents Miss Mary Dugan a comedy by Manuel Igrejas.  Karin de la Penha directs a cast of two including Bryan Webster and Craig Fox*. Performances for Miss Mary Dugan will be held at The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street, NYC 10009 (bet. Avenues A & B) for four performances from Monday, July 19 through Saturday, July 28, 2012. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association.  AEA Showcase.

Miss Mary Dugan (aka Ty Pendleberry) lives in Cedar Chips, New Jersey, a pretty little town he calls the West Hollywood of the East Coast. With his fabulous parties, Mary Dugan is “hostess with the most-ess” of gay Cedar Chips. He can cook and bake anything, from Chicken Divan to éclairs and his parties sometimes last all night long. Despite his charm and skills, Dugan hasn’t had much luck with men, and many of his nights are spent alone with porn, Doritos and Stoli.

He has a crush on the good-looking, mysterious guy next door. He lives next door to a funeral parlor. A chance encounter in the parking lot with Kevin, the object of his affection, throws him for a loop. It forces him to ask: what does he really want–his fantasy or the prospect of getting to know his hunky neighbor in real time?

Miss Mary Dugan is presented by The Fresh Fruit Festival.  Director: Karin de la Penha;Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.

Miss Mary Dugan plays for four performances on the following schedule: Thursday, July 19 @ 6pm; Saturday, July 21 @ 6pm; Wednesday, July 25 @ 8pm; Saturday, July 28 @ 4pm.

First presented at the 2009 Fresh Fruit Festival, Miss Mary Dugan won “Fruitee” Awards for Best Play, Best Director (David Hilder) and Best Actor (Craig Fox). Craig Fox will reprise his prize-winning role of Kevin Pecinka in this production, making it something of a reunion of Fresh Fruit veterans. Bryan Webster, who plays Mary Dugan, starred inWhore Works, the co-winner of the 2010 Best Play Award at the Fresh Fruit Festival (the other winner was Igrejas’Hassan and Sylvia) and starred in the Festival’s critically acclaimed, Passing Ceremonies in 2009. Karin de la Penhastarred as the mysterious Sylvia in Hassan and Sylvia and directs this re-staging of Miss Mary Dugan. Manuel Igrejas’ previous plays include Shrinkage, Kitty and Lina and Hassan and Sylvia. For more about

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at

The runtime for Miss Mary Dugan is 60 minutes, with no intermission.

Fresh Fruit Festival was the creation of two long established LGBT community arts groups:

New Village Productions, established in 1989, has produced ten LGBT short play Festivals including an international short play Festival in conjunction with the Vineyard Theater and Gay Games 1994. New Village Productions is a not-for-profit theater company committed to diversity and the celebration of difference, both in selection of material and by inclusion of disabled and minority artists.

All Out Arts’ mission since 1992 has been to bring together the diverse artistic, organizational, political and financial resources of the LGBT community to foster awareness of the value of LGBT arts. The mission of All Out Arts is to support and present LGBT art and artists to fight intolerance. All Out Arts fulfills its mission by supporting arts organizations within the community through fiscal sponsorship, events, contests, collaborations, networking events for emerging artists, and by sponsoring productions, concerts and displays of visual arts.

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