THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW by Doug DeVita

£5.00

The Fierce urgency Of Now is a fast-moving comedy that follows art director Kyle as he tries to discover his real self amid the power struggles and skewed priorities of a high-powered New York ad agency. After an office restructuring puts him in a new creative group run by the megalomaniac Kate, he finds an unlikely ally in copywriter Dodo, a living-legend from the era of “Mad Men” who not-so-gently prods Kyle to the uncomfortable but inevitable realization that “It’s time to take off. And soar.”

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CHARACTERS

KYLE MALICK – An angry young Art Director – (M) 30

DODO SULLIVAN MAGUIRE – An old pro Copy Writer – (F) 70

KATE MILLER – A bitter Creative Director – (F) 40

NEIL LANGFORD – An ageing Account Executive – (M) 50

MERYL DUNCAN – An up and coming Copy Writer – (F) 32

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Workshop*; Arouet, Seattle, WA 2014 – *subsequently substantially revised.

Reading: Abingdon Theatre Company, New York, NY, 2015

Workshop: The Fresh Fruit Festival, New York, NY, 2016

Reading: Schoolhouse Theatre Company, Croton Falls, New York, NY, 2019

THE FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL PRODUCTION HAD THE FOLLOWING CAST;

KYLE – MATTHEW JELLISON

DODO – CAROLE MONFERDINI

KATE – TERESA KELSEY

NEIL – STEVEN HAUCK

MERYL – PALOMA PILAR

DIRECTED BY DENNIS CORSI

 

PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

To watch a promotional video of the play, please CLICK HERE

REVIEWS

…full of richly drawn characters and excitement that grows from integrally drawn relationships.”– Louis Lopardi | Executive Director, The Fresh Fruit Festival

“Doug writes with searing honesty and an exquisite blend of caustic wit and a big heart.  As an actor it’s pure joy to inhabit his characters.”Carole Monferdini  | Actor / The Fierce Urgency Of Now, Phillie’s Trilogy, NELL DASH

“…a rapid-fire, well-timed character study filled with terrific one-liners, deep and even tearful relationship moments, and sage wisdom for the texting generation.” – Evan Meena | Outer-Stage – Read the full review

“The writing is fresh, funny, and smart without striving for hilarity. It hits where it’s meant to hit.” – Nancy Worssam | ArtsStage-SeattleRage – Read the full review

RUNNING TIME

90 MINUTES – NOT INCLUDING INTERVAL

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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