FULLY COMMITTED by Becky Mode
June 9, 10, 12, 16, and 17 at 7:30pm
FULLY COMMITTED is a devastatingly funny play that follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan's number-one restaurant. Coercion, threats, bribes, histrionics—a cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation, or the right table. Amid the barrage, Sam's got his own needs to contend with—his recently widowed dad wants him home for Christmas, and he's up for a choice part at Lincoln Center. The big question is, while juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities and egomaniacal bosses, can he manage to look out for himself?
Becky Mode’s comical play is a wonderful acting challenge for Ted Bonman, who must create forty wildly diverse characters. Old Town Actors Studio proudly presents this one man showcase, June 9, 10, 12, 16, and 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. "…[a] sparkling one-man tour de force…very funny and very believable…" —NY Post.
The title of Becky Mode's play alludes to the pretentious euphemisms that pervade the upper echelons of the culinary establishment. As the dishes have fancy names so being full up or fully booked becomes "fully committed." Ms. Mode followed the popular advice to writers: "write about what you know". Thus, Mode uses her stints at establishments like Bouley, the fictional restaurant in Fully Committed, for her first stage play in 2000. Fully Committed was recently revised on Broadway starring MODERN FAMILY’s five-time Emmy Award Nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
For further information and/or to make reservations for the side-splitting comedy FULLY COMMITTED, call 478-6886.