November 11–December 5, 2010
USAWorld Premiere
War sucks. Flipping burgers sucks harder.
Meet the Artists

Eliza Clark (Playwright) Born in 1994 in Newcastle Upon Tyne; Currently in London. First novel Boy Parts published by Influx Press 2020; second novel forthcoming circa 2023. TV and film projects in secret.

Trip Cullman (Director) Most recent credits include: The Rose Tattoo (Broadway, 2019), Choir Boy (Broadway, 2019) and Lobby Hero (Broadway, 2018). He previously directed Adam Bock's The Drunken City and Sarah Schulman's Manic Flight Reaction at Playwrights Horizons. Other New York credits include Adam Bock's Swimming in the Shallows, Leslye Headland's Bachelorette and Terrence McNally's Some Men (Second Stage); Lloyd Suh's American Hwangap, Robert Farquhar's Bad Jazz, Roland Schimmelpfennig's Arabian Night and Brooke Berman's Smashing (The Play Company); Gina Gionfriddo's US Drag (stageFARM); Bert V. Royal's Dog Sees God (The Century Center); Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Dark Matters (Rattlestick Theater); Jonathan Tolin's The Last Sunday in June (Century Center and Rattlestick Theater); Glen Berger's The Wooden Breeks (MCC Theater); Paul Weitz's Roulette (EST); Rinne Groff's Of a White Christmas (Clubbed Thumb); Gary Sunshine's Sweetness and Brooke Berman's Sam and Lucy (both at Summer Play Festival '04) and The Wau Wau Sisters (Ars Nova). Regional credits include the World Premiere of Lloyd Suh's American Hwangap (Magic Theatre), Six Degrees of Separation (Old Globe) the World Premiere of Richard Greenberg's The Injured Party at South Coast Rep, Keith Huff's A Steady Rain and The Petersons Project (both at New York Stage and Film), Lauren Weedman's Rash (The Empty Space, Seattle), John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation (The Old Globe, San Diego). Training: Yale School of Drama.

Brandon Dirden (Actor)

Phillip Ettinger (Actor) is an American actor, whose credits include starring alongside Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried in “First Reformed” and “The Evening Hour,” which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Ettinger’s most recent project is HBO’s “I Know This Much is True,” helmed by director Derek Cianfrance and starring Mark Ruffalo.

Aja Naomi King (Actor) King appeared in several short films before landing guest roles on the CBS procedurals Blue Bloods and Person of Interest. Her big break came in 2012 when she was cast as new surgical intern Cassandra Kopelson on the CW drama Emily Owens, M.D. The series was canceled after a single season in 2013. She later starred in the Amazon Studios comedy pilot The Onion Presents: The News. King also played Wendell Pierce's daughter Abigayle in the independent film Four, released on September 13, 2013. Along with her castmates, she won a Los Angeles Film Festival Award for her role in this movie.

In 2014, King had a recurring role in the ABC drama series Black Box, and was later cast as one of the leads in the Shonda Rhimes' legal thriller How to Get Away with Murder.

Afredo Narciso (Actor) Alfredo Narciso is an NYC-based actor, director and producer by way of Wisconsin. Upon arriving in NYC, he worked extensively with Jim Simpson’s Obie award-winning Theater, the Flea. In the years following, he was privileged to work with theaters like Ma-Yi, Intar & The National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO). Stints at regional theaters like Yale RepAmerican Repertory Theater & The Magic, as well as, Off-Broadway staples like New York Theater WorkshopTheater For A New AudiencePlaywrights Horizons & The Public, followed. He has also worked on Broadway at venues including: Studio 54The Gerald Schoenfeld & American Airlines Theater.

In film, he has appeared in: DEMOLITION (Dir. Jean-Marc Vallee), THE DARK TOWER (Dir. Nikolaj Arcel) LIKE SUNDAY, LIKE RAIN (Dir. Frank Whaley) & the upcoming indie A STAGE OF TWILIGHT (Dir. Sarah T. Schwab). Television credits include: “Lisey’s Story”, “Monsterland”, “New Amsterdam”, “Dispatches From Elsewhere”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “House of Cards”, “Homeland”, “Manifest”, & the upcoming Amazon series “The Summer I Turned Pretty”.

Most recently, he has delved into the world of voice over, doing a number of narrative podcasts for Sonoro and Gimlet/Spotify; some of those titles include “The Princess of South Beach”, “The Horror of Dolores Roach”, “Motherhacker”, “Red Frontier” & “The Two Princes” (which earned him an Ambie award nomination for best performer in audio fiction). He can also be heard voicing Alberto Fussar in “Red Dead Redemption 2”.

Alfredo is a member of Ensemble Studio TheaterLAByrinth TheaterPartial ComfortNew Neighborhood & a lifetime member of The Actors Studio.

Tobias Segal (Actor) appeared on Broadway in THE MIRACLE WORKER, and at Kevin Spacey’s Old Vic in THE BRIDGE PROJECT directed by Sam Mendes.  He won a Barrymore Award for his performance in EQUUS in 2002.   Brandon Dirden appeared on Broadway in ENRON and PRELUDE TO A KISS, and Off-Broadway in Signature Theatre’s revival of THE FIRST BREEZE OF SUMMER.

Andromache Chalfant (Set Designer) has designed sets for theater and opera for over two decades. Her ongoing generative projects fuse set design, performance and film with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary collaboration. She is the founder and manager of Coffey Street Studio, an art space In Red Hook, Brooklyn which presents an eclectic mix of music and performance with a focus on new, original work.

Set Designer as Associate Set Designer for theater, film and tv in NYC.
Long-time set designer at The Naples Players Theater in Naples, Florida.

Jenny Mannis (Costume Designer)

Nicole Pearce (Lighting Designer) is a multidisciplinary artist living in Queens, NY. Her work has been seen across the United States, Cuba, England, Germany, Japan, Korea, Italy, New Zealand, and Russia. Recent works include The Look of Love choreographed by Mark Morris with the Mark Morris Dance Group, Catch Me If You Can Directed by Molly Smith with Arena Stage, and Children’s Songs by Choreographed by Jessica Lang with American Ballet Theatre. Her installation of 1,000 paintings entitled Tiny Paintings for Big Hearts is open to doctors, nurses, staff, and patients of Elmhurst Hospital in Elmhurst, NY.

Bart Fasbender (Sound Design) Recent/current designs: Slag Heap, Women on Fire and 2003 – 2005 Mentor Projects at Cherry Lane; Boozy at The Culture Project (previously at The Ohio); Reasons for Return at Symphony Space and Are We Here Yet at Tribeca PAC for MoCo; Barbara Bush Never Slept Here, Gheri Dosti and William Hoffman's Shoe Palace Murray at Bernie West Theatre for Circle East; Trust at The Kirk and Sakharam Binder at 59E59 for The Play Company; Legal Snarls, Mark Medoff's Same Life Over and Lakawana Rails Radio Plays for TNT in PA, Pen Pals, Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey's Woman of Independent Means and Joanna's Husband and David's Wife at PPT in VA.

It’s just another morning at the suburban burger joint where Ruckus, Marco and Emma smoke up, talk smack, and – oh yeah – work. But when a bloodied stranger staggers in, the three teens are forced to choose sides in the grueling war advancing just outside the door.

A strong production of a new play by an exciting new voice in the theater.
–Theatre Is Easy

Page 73 and the Play Company do right by emerging young scribe Eliza Clark with this well-mounted production of Edgewise.

Anytime a new playwright comes along with a knack for creating dramatic situations and ratcheting up tension to nerve-shredding levels, it’s cause for celebration.
–Lighting and Sound America

Written by

Eliza Clark

Directed by

Trip Cullman


Brandon Dirden Philip Ettinger Aja Naomi King Afredo Narciso Tobias Segal

Set Design

Andromache Chalfant

Costume Design

Jenny Mannis

Lighting Design

Nicole Pearce

Sound and Original Music

Bart Fasbender

Fight Choreography

Thomas Schall

Production Stage Manager

Kelly Glasow


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