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Jewish Federation Theatre
698 Beech Street, Manchester, NH  03104
An Original Play by Tom Anastasi
Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Spaulding Center for the Arts at Pinkerton Academy

Production Crew
Alan D. Kaplan, Director
Steve Short, Stage Manager
Matthew Cahoon, Technical Director
Alyssa Dillon, Sound engineer
Mary Selvoski, Costumer
Tom Anastasi, Producer

Peter Erikson                   Scott Katrycz
Tracy Kaplan                    Gina Carballo
Mark Cliffs                        Dan Merriman
Joe Downing                     Seth Thompson
Rebecca Bennett              Katie Anastasi
Stepan Ostervitch             Patrick Sawicki
Russian Guard                 Raymond Caron
Maggie Schillingsworth      Michelle Bosse
Captain O'Toole                Tom Anastasi
Haley Saisi                      Lauriel Faltin
Reporter                          Susan LaBrie
Deadline, Tom Anastasi's new play, follows a newspaper reporter (played by Dan Merriman) working in Boston in a Presidential election year and an unpopular sitting President who tries to capture the 'rally-round-the-flag effect.'  Knowing that strong Presidents never lose second-term elections in times of war, he tries to create a crisis by convincing the country it is under atttack by UFOs.  When the public rejects that argument, events escalate into violence and the threat of nuclear strike.  The reporter,
meanwhile, races to discover who and what are involved before it's too late.    

The unique opening of Deadline provides the audience a step ahead of
the characters in understanding the plot.  The tedium of the day to day
quest for stories which will sell newspapers is interrupted by an initially
hard to believe but possible set of circumstances that have relevance in
our modern day world.