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Cast announced for Never Never,
Alexandra Petri’s new play that will debut at Capital Fringe

WASHINGTON—Barabbas Theatre Company has announced the cast of Never Never, a new tragicomedy by Alexandra Petri that will make its world premiere as part of the 10th annual Capital Fringe Festival:

Kevin Collins has been cast as Alan, KevinCollins_Headshot1who harbors a secret, deviant desire that he has never acted on. He just wants to live a normal, harmless life. Among other credits, Collins has appeared with Imagination Stage and Next Stop Theatre. He played two roles in the 2014 Source Festival. He has also performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Latia_Stokes_HeadshotLatia Stokes will play Becca, Alan’s fiancee, who’s deeply in love with him and knows nothing of his secret. Stokes will graduate from the Catholic University of America in May with an MFA in acting. She appeared in Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s A Christmas Carol and in the world premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists at the Hartke Theatre.

Seth Rosenke will play Kyle, who shares Alan’s creepy desires, and his secret. Like Alan, he strives to resist his urges. Rosenke will Seth-4graduate from the Catholic University of America in May with an MFA in acting. His local credits include Rorschach Theatre’s She Kills Monsters and the world premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists at the Hartke Theatre.

Lizzi Albert will take the role of Amy,Lizzi Albert Headshot & Resume Barrabas the irreverent, cynical acquaintance of Becca’s who believes that “everyone’s a perv.” Albert is a member of the resident acting company of Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, where she recently played Sonya in Uncle Vanya and Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest. She has performed with Constellation Theatre Company and the American Century Theatre.

About the Play: never never, which draws subtle parallels to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan stories, is about a man with deviant tendencies. He’s worked hard to keep from acting on his predilections but now faces his greatest temptation. never never asks, “Is evil really evil if it’s only in your head? Is virtue really virtue if it’s never been tested?” Despite its troubling topic and heartbreaking poignancy, never never also delivers the biggest laughs audiences will have at this year’s Fringe. Never—never!—have funny and disturbing inhabited the same play quite like this.

Never Never makes it world premiere at the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival, which runs from July 9-26, 2015 at various venues in Washington, DC. Performance dates, times, and venue for never never will be announced at capitalfringe.org and barabbastheatre.com the week of April 6. Tickets and passes will be available beginning June 22 at capitalfringe.org or 866-811-4111.

Barabbas Theatre Press Contact: Kevin O’Connell, barabbastheatre@gmail.com

Capital Fringe Press Contact: Laura Gross, 202-695-8223, c: 202-255-2054press@capitalfringe.org

Twitter Handle: @barabbastheatre

Official Hashtags: #neverneverplay, #capfringe15

About Barabbas Theatre: Barabbas Theatre, a DC-area company, is dedicated to producing excellent theatre that causes people to think and feel. We want to inspire our audience to gain insights into the human condition, and we believe the best way for a theatre company to do that is to present compelling, entertaining, and intelligent dramas and comedies. Above all, we are guided by the pursuit of artistic excellence.

About Capital Fringe: Capital Fringe is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in the summer of 2005 with the purpose of infusing energy into performing arts in the Washington, DC, region through its annual Fringe Festival and year-round Fringe Training Factory. Capital Fringe’s vigorous programs ensure the growth and continued health of the local and regional performing arts community by helping artists become independent producers while stimulating the vibrant cultural landscape in our city.

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This production is presented as a part of the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.

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