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FringeNYC and UnCommon Cause Theatre Collective Present:


Conceived and directed by Laurie Sales Created by The Torture Project Ensemble in collaboration with playwright Christina Gorman (SPF '05)

with: Sara Kathryn Bakker*, Michael Batelli*, Faith Catlin*, Alex Cherington*, Lea McKenna-Garcia, Abby Royle*, Kelly Van Zile*, Joseph Varca, Jeff Wills*

  • members, Actors Equity Association
Equity-Approved Showcase

Performances: Saturday, 8/11 @ 9 p.m. Tuesday 8/14 @ 7 p.m. Saturday 8/18 @ 4:15 p.m. Wednesday 8/22 @ 9:15 p.m. Sunday 8/26 @ Noon

Venue: Flamboyan @ CSV

Address: 107 Suffolk Street (Take F train to Delancey Street--between Rivington and Delancey)

More info and tickets available @: & or by calling 9am to 7pm every day Inside NY: 212.279.4488 (Credit Card Only) Outside NY: 1-888-FringeNYC (Credit Card Only)

All tickets $15. Running length: 2 hours.

AS FAR AS WE KNOW is a gripping and gritty ensemble performance that chronicles the struggles of an Ohio family tortured by the absence of their son, a soldier abducted during an ambush on a Halliburton transport in Iraq. Inspired by the capture of SSG Matt Maupin, 04/09/04.

The Torture Project ensemble has been creating and workshopping this piece for two years, having received a fellowship from the Drama League as part of their New Directors/New Works program and received the professional guidance of director and playwright Moises Kaufman (The Laramie Project). With the help of a local grant, director Laurie Sales and actress Kelly Van Zile traveled to Ohio to meet the friends and family of Sergeant Maupin still wait and pray for his return three years after his capture.

AS FAR AS WE KNOW is the culmination of their research and the ensemble's creation. It is a fictional re-telling of Matt Maupin's story.