An Evening Among Friends (in NYC)
by Jason Milligan
Ethereal Fantazy Productions - Winnipeg, MB
V.1 - John Hirsch Mainstage 
A DOUBLE BILL featuring Jason Milligan's greatest comedic New York City stories. John's Ring: Three Beatles fans stumble into the event of a lifetime - obtaining John Lennon's ring! But…who gets to keep it? The winner takes all in a one-of-a-kind duel of wits. Best Warm Beer in Brooklyn: Eddie has the perfect plan to subject himself to the suffering he needs to create a masterpiece novel. Joey considers the plan but makes a shocking revelation of his own. Together, they form a hilarious and insane plan to "kill two birds with one rock".

Cast:
Augustin Chipalata, Costa Ginakes, Katie Grossman, Edwin Juarez, Elizabeth Knowles and Adriana Stutski

  
Show Info:
75 Mins
Tickets: $12

Audience:
Parental Guidance
Warnings:Coarse language
Wed July 19 6:30 PM
Fri July 21 1:45 PM
Sat July 22 3:15 PM
Sun July 23 10:45 PM
Tue July 25 3:45 PM
Wed July 26 8:45 PM
Fri July 28 12:00 PM
Sat July 29 7:15 PM

An Evening Among Friends (in NYC)

Ethereal Fantazy Productions—John Hirsch Mainstage

Since this is a double billing, the two plays will be reviewed independently.

John’s Ring:
Two friends and an impartial judge decide who gets John Lennon’s ring. Volume issues throughout (that’s the trouble with trying to fill a huge venue), but the comedic timing was great! Really funny and quick witted.

Best Warm Beer in Brooklyn:
This play is highly dated. That’s the only possible reason I can come up with for one of the ‘jokes’ being a man considering transitioning from male to female to win back his love who comes out as lesbian. To me that’s not a joke or funny by any stretch of the imagination and fuels several harmful stereotypes plaguing the trans community. I did not like this play. The accents were terrible and the acting was mediocre. Definitely not anything I would recommend or see ever again.

Kaitlyn Kriss


Ethereal Fantazy Productions

An Evening Among Friends (in NYC)—John Hirsch Mainstage

An Evening Among Friends (in NYC) is a double bill non-musical production that will feature two plays by Jason Milligan’s New York City Stories. The plays, John’s Ring and Best Warm Beer in Brooklyn deal with themes of friendship and slyness that really interpret how far people are willing to risk their friendship to accomplish their goal; broken bones? Jail time? Someone else’s finger? Both shows are dark comedies that deliver a message home with a twisted smile.