PopImpressKA Journal For an Off-Broadway Play "Settling Down" by Alan Braunstein
PopImpressKA Journal and Its team simply enjoyed this fabulous production "Settling Down" by Alan Braunstein, Directed by Ronnie Marmo. The Play Production was at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 303 W. 42nd St. 6th fl. NYC www.manhattanrep.com A comedy of unsettling behavior, "Settling Down" asks the question, "How can a man marry a woman who thinks Roger Moore was a good James Bond?" It's the story of commitment-phobic Jerry Freed, who makes the unfortunate mistake of getting engaged. Though his fiancée Susan is wonderful, Jerry is freaking out at the prospect of giving up his single lifestyle and falling into a life of deadly predictability, like his friend Norman whose biggest excitement is the mall. Jerry struggles about going through with the marriage, until his own actions betray him and he has to face the consequences. Great shows Friday and Saturday. Alan Braunstein - playwright/Jerry Freed - Alan is a multi-talented original member of The 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company NY, where his one-act play "Get Back" was produced last year. He's performed Off-Broadway in Smash The Treadmill, which he also wrote for and directed. He can be seen doing stand-up at Gotham Comedy Club, improvising at Sunday Night Improv, and as a professional Larry David impersonator at parties and events. His short film parody of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" was seen and applauded by Larry David himself. He's also written over a hundred commercials for Burger King, Sprint and Coca-Cola, to name a few. "Settling Down" is having its premiere at Manhattan Repertory Theatre. Reviews: "Braunstein is the most polished member of the cast." - The New York Post on "Smash The Treadmill" "You did a great job with this film." -Larry David on "Curb Parody" "Pick of The Month" - Time Out New York on "Smash The Treadmill" Ronnie Marmo - Artistic Director/Producer Ronnie Marmo has starred in more than 30 plays, including his portrayal of Lenny Bruce in the one man production of Lenny Bruce is Back. He recently completed a run of Baby Doll for the Elephant Theatre Company. A few of his other favorites include Danny and The Deep Blue Sea, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and Bill W. and Dr. Bob at Theatre 68. Marmo has also written several scripts, both for the stage and the screen. His favorite is the semi-autobiographical story, West of Brooklyn, released in 2009, which he wrote, produced and starred in. He has had leading roles in such films as Truck 20's Location, Limbo Lounge and Pizza With Bullets. He recently received the Robert Pastorelli Rising Star Award for achievements as actor, writer, director and producer at the 2010 Garden State Film Festival. Marmo has produced and directed over fifty plays including the critically acclaimed Bill W. and Dr. Bob, which enjoyed 350+ sold out performances in the past 10 years, West of Brooklyn, Lovers and Other Strangers (40th Anniversary production), The Boys Next Door, and Bent. Ronnie was the Artistic Director and Producer of the critically acclaimed first ever 13 by Shanley Festival which enjoyed a six-month run last year. He was nominated as a producer by the NAACP Awards for the productions of The Knights of Mary Phagan and Subway Series. Ronnie has appeared on ABC’s General Hospital as Ronnie Dimestico and he continues to serve at the Artistic Director of the 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company in Los Angeles and New York City. Press inquires or for press tickets please use media contact above.