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The Girl In The Frame

2004 Festival

Marc Bruni

Music Director
Vadim Feichtner

Melissa Dye, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Jonathan Rayson and Graham Rowat

Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 2
Number of Principals (Female): 2
Total Cast Size: 4
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When Alex’s fantasy woman magically steps out of a photograph to seduce him, he figures that an affair with an imaginary mistress isn’t exactly cheating. However, when his fiancée discovers his “infidelity,” Alex is shocked to learn that she has a fantasy of her own. Soon, their tiny New York apartment is uncomfortably overcrowded and the couple must fight to reclaim their imperfect lives. This quick-witted, four-character comedy has book, music, and lyrics by NYU Musical Theatre Writing grad Jeremy Desmon (a recent Jonathan Larson Fellow at The Dramatists Guild). The Girl in the Frame has been developed at Goodspeed Musicals and Theatre Building Chicago, and it has received full productions at Stoneham Theatre and London’s Bridewell Theatre.

Festival Successes

Full productions at Goodspeed Musicals (CT) in 2005, Westwego Performing Arts Theater (LA) Stoneham Theatre (MA), Adirondack Theatre Festival (NY) and In Tandem Theatre Company (WI). Licensed by Theatrical Rights Worldwide . Writer Jeremy Desmon won the Kleban Award in 2007.