The much anticipated Showcase of the play “Wild Children”, written by Vincent Pastore, comes to New York City, opening Friday December 6, 2013, at the NY Drilling CompaNY ( www.drillingcompany.org) , after a successful sold out run in Nyack, New York at the Nyack Theater.
Vincent Pastore shines as he dips his pen into the ink jar by writing and producing the full length play, “Wild Children”. “Wild Children” draws its inspiration from Vincent's memories of owning and running the club, ‘Crazy Horse Café’ in Westchester County. The play is set in the summer of 1980 and the disco scene was jumping. Lead character, Frankie Donato, had worked in all the clubs and wanted his own bar, but no disco. He opens The Crazy Horse Cafe to show case only rock and roll bands. “Wild Children” is the story of a man trying to find his dream while battling his demons. It’s a play that encompasses the unrestrained elements of the 80’s; sex, drugs, rock and roll.
A spectacular cast, “Wild Children” brings together, Lou Martini, Jr., Alicia Harding, Anthony J Ribustello, Ernest Mingione, Rocco Parente, Jr., Kevin Hoffman, Michael A. Jones, James Davies, Alessandro Colla, Peter Evangelista, Debora Rodrigues, Evangeline Fontaine and Sam Waymon. Certain performances will feature guest musicians playing a role.
Directed by Hamilton Clancy (“Home of the Great Pecan”, “Over the Line “, “RESERVOIR”, “Atomic Farmgirl”, “El Viaje de Beatrice”), and co-produced by Sal Esposito. The creative team includes set design by Jennifer Varbalow (Resonance Ensemble, The Artful Conspirators, The Workshop Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Theatre Garden, City Lights Youth Theater, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, DR2 Theatre, Queens Theatre in the Park).
Playwright and producer - Vincent Pastore, a former owner of the famed Crazy Horse Club in New Rochelle, NY, is a veteran of TV, film, stage and radio. He has appeared in dozens of films, television shows and on Broadway in the smash hit, "Chicago". He is one of the stars of the new Woody Allen play, "Bullets Over Broadway" opening spring 2014. Off-Broadway, Vincent appeared in the all star casts of "Golden Boy" and Louis LaRusso's "Lamppost Reunion", both directed by Frank Licato, Vincent's film credits include the recently released "I Married a Church Girl" with JaRule,"The Family" directed by Luc Besson, "Revolver", "Mickey Blue Eyes", "Mafia", HBO's "Gotti", "The Jerky Boys", "Riding in Cars with Boys", "Made", "Deuces Wild", "Two Family House" and "Hurricane".
Vincent is a familiar face on television, for his recurring portrayal of "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero in HBO's award winning "The Sopranos". He has also made appearances in TV shows such as CBS network show "Blue Bloods", "VH1's Celebrity Fit Club", "The Practice", "Law and Order", "One Life to Live", "General Hospital", and "Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice". Radio credits include the "Wiseguy Show" on Sirius Satellite Radio.
"Wild Children" will be performed at The Drilling CompaNY, a fabulous theater venue, located at 236 West 78th Street in New York City. The play will open December 6, 2013. A limited run, it will close on December 22, 2013.
Tickets are available via Smart Tix or through the website http://www.wildchildrentheplay.com
Tickets are priced at $18.00. Performance dates are December 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 with 8 pm curtain time. There will be 2 matinees (3 pm) performances on Sunday, December 8 & 15, 2013. There will be a special performance to benefit The Felix Foundation on December 22 at 2 pm.