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*The Playthings Theatre **(Producer)*

*Jason Brubaker **(Artistic Director) *

*Brian Cummins **(Managing Director) *

*Craig Donnelly **(Writer) *

*Paul Edwards **(Director) *

*Kyle Cherry **(Adam) *

*Daniel Yaiullo **(Brian) *

Often what defines us, is not the tragedy itself, but how we grieve and move forward in the aftermath. Adam and Brian are a gay couple living in New York City. One night, on their way home, they are brutally attacked by three strangers and sent to the hospital. What unfolds throughout the play, is not only how they recover physically, but how the damage has affected them emotionally. Both men cope in different ways and are at odds with how to regain their inner stabilities. The two men ultimately realize that this one event has changed who they are as individuals, and what that means for their relationship.


Johnson Theater

Wednesday - September 12 - 9pm
Thursday - September 13 - 6:30pm
Friday - September 14 - 9pm
Saturday - September 15 - 5pm
Sunday - September 16 - 5pm

Running time: Adam and Brian is 90 Minutes $18.

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The Playthings Theatre (Producer) is an LGBT Theatre Company bringing classical and contemporary pieces to the NY Stage. “It’s easy for NY theatre goers to assume they are experiencing the LGBT story by simply going to Broadway, in some cases this is true. However, the community has many more stories of conflict, love and the ongoing search for equality and that’s what Playthings seeks to bring to the NY stage.” Playthingstheatre.org

Jason Brubaker (Artistic Director) Has been working for The Irish Repertory Theatre for almost a decade. He has also worked for The York Theatre, Second Stage Theatre, New York City Dance Alliance and On Stage New York. He is proud to help tell the story of *Adam and Brian*

Brian Cummins (Managing Director) Previous work credits include Allenberry Playhouse, Mac-Haydn Theater, Cape Playhouse, The York Theatre Company and The New Group. Currently Brian serves as Associate at Arrow Finance LLC. Bachelors of Art in Theater and Buisness Minor in Managment from Salem State University.

Craig Donnelly (Writer) is a bonafide storyteller, whose work has been featured in The Broadway Bound Theatre Festival and The Emerging Artist Theatre’s New Works Series as well as performed by Playthings Theatre Company and The Yorick Theatre Company. He co-created the web series, *Living The Dream*, which has found success on both YouTube and Facebook Video. Craig has also had the privilege of performing all over the continent, with the international tours of *A Chorus Line* and *CATS*.

Paul Edwards (Director) is a New York based director and actor. Recently he received his MBA from The Actor's Studio Drama School. He's worked with such companies as New York Musical Festival, The Cry Havoc Company, St. Louis Black Rep, The Actor's Studio and New Jewish Theatre Company. Past directing credits include Funnyhouse of a Negro, Trifles, Tape, and Captive Pilgrim. paulhedwards.com

Kyle Cherry (Adam) recently graduated from the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program. While at Cleveland Play House, he appeared in *Shakespeare in Love*, the world premiere of *The Good Peaches *with the Cleveland Orchestra, *The CPH Centennial Plays*, and the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program’s productions of Mary Zimmerman’s* Metamorphoses, Clybourne Park, *and *She Stoops to Conquer*. Other credits include *The Seagull *(Huntington Theatre Company), *Gross Indecency *(Bad Habit Productions), as well as readings and workshops with the Cherry Lane Theatre, Red Bull Theater, and Theatre Now New York. Kyle also holds a BA from Tufts University.

Dan Yaiullo (Brian) was most recently seen onstage alongside Austin Pendleton in *Dress of Fire *at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre and performing in *Gruff! *At Long Island Children’s Museum. He has studied in Oxford at The British American Drama Academy and holds his BFA from NYU’s New Studio Broadway.


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