SEX IN MOMMYVILLE A New Comedy by Anna Fishbeyn

July 27-31, 2011- Three PerformancesWednesday, July 27 @ 9pmFriday, July 29 @ 9pmSunday, July 31 @ 3pm

Manhattan Repertory Theatre
303 West 42nd Street, Third Floor
New York, NY  10036

For more information on the festival, visit www.ManhattanRep.com

For more information on the show, visit www.SexInMommyville.om

Tickets – $20 / for tickets call 646-329-6588

(New York – June 22, 2011) – The Manhattan Repertory Theatre presents Sex in Mommyville, a new comedy by Anna Fishbeyn.  The cast of six includes Anna Fishbeyn, Felicia Masia , Frank Trezza, Kelly Calabrese, Peter Quinones, Angie Shultz.  Sex in Mommyville will play at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 303 West 42nd Street, 3rd Floor, NYC, 10036 for three performances from July 27-31, 2011.

In the new comedy-drama, Sex in Mommyville, a guilt-ridden, health-conscious, sex-starved Manhattan mom battles her blackberry-hijacked Wall-Street-lawyer husband, Zeus.  Add to this backdrop failed sex attempts, ingenious children, over-eager Russian parents who refuse to leave, encounters with moms baring their lives on talk shows and a flock of MILFs. The result is a fearless portrayal of modern motherhood and devastating commentary on the state of feminism today.

“I realized very quickly after I gave birth to my second child that I was not alone in my struggles to juggle a career and two children,” stated playwright Anna Fishbeyn. “ Mothers everywhere I met struggled to achieve respect within their marriages and at work, while fashioning new identities for themselves. I felt inspired to use humor to give voice to these extraordinary women, and speak out on their behalf.”

Sex in Mommyville is presented by the Manhattan Repertory Theatre Summerfest 2011.  Assistant Director, Molly Ballerstein; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.

Sex in Mommyville plays for three performances on the following schedule: Wednesday, July 27 @ 9pm; Friday, July 29 @ 9pm; Sunday, July 31 @ 3pm.

Anna Fishbeyn is a playwright and performer. Her one-woman solo show, Sex in Mommyville, played at the Flea Theater in August 2010. The show received rave reviews from critics and parents alike.  Stewart Lewis of WCBS radio called Fishbeyn a “comic genius,” and described the show as a poignant critique of our society’s treatment of women.  Mothers have called the show “The Vagina Monologues for MOMS” and “chicken soup for marriages.”  The show has been featured at the famed La MaMa Experimental Theater Club, Stuyvesant Town, the JCC, and played at the Museum of Motherhood Conference, sponsored by Mamapalooza.  Ms. Fishbeyn has transformed the solo show into an ensemble piece for its premiere at Manhattan Repertory Theatre in July 2011.

Ms. Fishbeyn holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago, an MFA in Fiction from New School University, and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Ms. Fishbeyn’s articles, such as, “Wall Street Makeover,” “The Silence of Jane Eyre,” and “The Miniskirt Dilemma,” examine the media-engendered pressures and socially acceptable double-standards affecting women and mothers today. Her novel-in-progress, The Matrimonial Flirtations of Emma Kaulfield, depicts a woman grappling with feminism, love and a splintered identity.

The run time for Sex in Mommyville is 90 minutes with no intermission

Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 646-329-6588.

Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. (at 8th Ave.) on the Third Floor.

Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, MRT has produced over 600 plays and worked with over 4000 theatre artists.  MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.

Subsequently, Anna will be bringing her talents to the Museum Of Motherhood, opening in Manhattan on Sept. 1st. Check back to see MOM’s growing schedule of events.

Press nights are for all performances.  Artwork and photos are available at www.offoffpr.com/mommyville.html

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