Tuesday, May 23, 2006

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Susan O'Connor Stars in Nerve World Premiere in NYC, June 8 By Ernio Hernandez 22 May 2006

Downtown favorite Susan Louise O'Connor stars in the world premiere of Adam Szymkowicz's Nerve to be presented June 8-July 1 at New York City's 14th Street Y.

Packawallop Productions teams with Hypothetical Theatre Company to present the new play which begins previews June 8 and opens June 12 at the 14th Street Y. Scott Ebersold directs the work which will run through July 1.

Susan Louise O'Connor appears with Travis York in the work billed as "dark romantic comedy about falling into a relationship on the first date," according to a release. "Elliot has never had an online date before... at least one that showed up. Susan has had plenty but would prefer not to discuss them. When they meet in a bar one night, all their neuroses come out. So do a puppet, some modern dance and surprising twist or two."

O'Connor has trod the boards of downtown Manhattan for a number of years, appearing in Daniel MacIvor's Never Swim Alone, See Bob Run and Marion Bridge, Julia Jordan's St. Scarlet, Brad Fraser's Snake in Fridge and Alejandro Morales' The Silent Concerto (which is slated to return in July with O'Connor and director Ebersold).

The design team for Nerve includes Nicholas Vaughn (set), Jessica Watters (costumes), Josh Bradford (lighting) and Brian Hallas (sound). Choreography is by Wendy Seyb and Caitlin Baird is stage manager.

For tickets to Nerve at the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14 St. (between First and Second Ave.), call (212) 868-4444. For more information, visit www.packawallop.org.

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