The Standard Upgrade at Theater For The New City
(212) 254-1109 www.dreamupfestival.org Ages: $12
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Written and directed by Angie Montgomery and Howard Leader. World Premiere.
Sunday, August 19 at 2:00 PM; Monday, August 20 at 6:30 PM; Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 PM; Friday, August 24 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, August 25 at 8:00 PM.
Running Time: 95 minutes | Tickets $12
Three 40-something year old White guys try to jump-start their lives with their younger, ethnic girlfriends, only to discover that their "upgrades" are not so "standard" after all.
Angie Montgomery is a playwright from Connecticut. She played the female lead in local (CT) productions of "Noises Off," "Brighton Beach Memoirs," "The Miracle Worker," and "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf." While at Wesleyan University, she majored in Film where she learned how to craft dialogue for characters. She earned a Masters in Screenwriting from Columbia University , studying under Andy Bienen ("Boys Don't Cry"), James Schamus ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") and James Hart (Steven Spielberg's "Hook"). She has written several television shows and currently runs eighty.twenty.productions with her husband, Howard Leader.
Howard Leader is a criminal defense attorney by trade, though he has been performing voice-overs for the past ten years. When he is not preparing for court, he acts in industrials and commercials and was recently cast as a Media Commentator in "The Bourne Legacy" by Tony Gilroy. Originally from London, Howard has fond memories of The London School of Economics, where he received his LLB in Law. He has co-written two television shows with his wife, Angie.