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Let Me Count The Ways January 13, 2011

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Theatre VertigoES For It With ’99 Ways’

Rumor has it “99 Ways to F*** a Swan,” by Kimberly Rosenstock (workshopped at Portland Center Stage’s JAW Festival in 2009) opening at Theatre Vertigo January 14 and running as part of the Fertile Ground Festival, contains the following:

· Millions of Starbucks stirsticks held together “by love and magic,” according to director Megan Ward

· A motorized cat that opens and closes its eyes found in the Goodwill bins

· An appearance by the playwright on the first two nights, Jan. 14-15!!!

If in attendance, Rosenstock will participate in an audience talkback after the performance on Saturday, January 15. Rosenstock is a recent graduate of the MFA program at the Yale School of Drama, where she studied with the mighty Paula Vogel. In addition to JAW, Rosenstock’s plays have been developed by The Kennedy Center, The Old Vic in association with The Public Theater, Ars Nova, New York Stage & Film, The Playwrights Realm, and Theater Masters. In 2009, she was a finalist for the Wasserstein Prize and the recipient of Yale’s Eugene O’Neill Memorial Scholarship. Her script “Tigers Be Still” was workshopped by the Roundabout Theatre’s emerging playwrights program, Roundabout Underground, in 2010.

Vertigo’s ’99 Ways’ runs Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 14 – Feb. 12 at 8:00pm. Tickets are $15, or for $20, catch “Mr. Darcy Dreamboat,” a 15-minute Fertile Ground curtain-raiser, before the show.



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