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Move Over, Mrs. Markham, the British Farce Filled with Extra-Marital High Jinks, Romps Onto the Stage of NYU’s Skirball Center for Two Nights, April 1&2

February 25, 2009
N-310, 2008-09

Inaugural Production of Tisch New Theatre Club for Non Drama Majors at NYU

Tisch New Theatre (TNT), a new club at the Tisch School of the Arts for non drama majors at New York University, will present two performances of Move Over, Mrs. Markham, the British sex farce written by the masters of the genre Ray Cooney and John Chapman. The play, set in mod ’60s London with a cast of nine, will be performed for two nights only April 1 and 2 at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

Move Over, Mrs. Markham, written by Ray Cooney and John Chapman, and directed by Erich Rettstadt, will run for two nights, April 1 & 2, the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place. Curtain is 8pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students with valid ID. For more information, call 212.352.3101; or visit

The mission of TNT is to provide highly motivated NYU students the opportunity to participate in drama productions on a professional level, with the focus on collaboration, cooperation, and high production values. Rettstadt, a sophomore from Petoskey, Michigan in NYU’s Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at the Tisch School, is also its founder. “The play is a lighthearted look at marital mischief and a salute to just plain fun,” said Rettstadt. “It is filled with mix-ups, misunderstandings, and a ménage of manipulative movers and shakers.”

Move Over, Mrs. Markham is produced, directed, and performed entirely by NYU undergraduate students from the Tisch School of the Arts, College of Arts and Science, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, and Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

Cast members are: Eric Austin, Mikey Beddome, Grayson Brannen, Michael Brick, Charnele Crick, Bryce Francis, Melissa Klein, Sarah Naughton, and Siobhan Stevenson. The production team includes: Lauren Brady, producer; Carolyn Cutillo, dramaturge; Sarah Sellman and Jessica Kris, assistant directors; Nick Lazzaro, technical director; Matt Mark, set design; Sara Ryer, costumes; Avery Lewis, lighting; Reece Nunez, sound; and Itunu Balogun, stage manager.

TNT’s faculty advisor is Denny Lawrence, associate professor and academic director in the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television, Undergraduate Division, at the Tisch School of the Arts.

The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University, is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events at NYU and lower Manhattan. Located at 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South), it provides a large-scale, professional performance space for university productions and events and live professional performances from around the world. The 860-seat theater opened in October 2003 and hosts the only major university-based professional multi-arts presenting program in Manhattan. As a result, one natural and continuing mission of the Skirball Center is to build young audiences for live performance through a broad range of compelling performance events at affordable ticket prices. For more information, visit

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate School of Arts and Science, Events and Traditions, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Richard Pierce | (212) 998-6796

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