Becca Foresman ’10 as the maid and Adam Zivkovic ’11 as the valet in Half. (Photo: Dominique Salerno)
New work: The play Half — written by Becca Foresman ’10; starring Foresman and Adam Zivkovic ’11; directed by Cara Tucker ’12; and staged managed by Christina Henricks ’13 — is being performed at the New York International Fringe Festival this month.
Location and dates: August 10 (at noon), 13 (at 4:30 p.m.), 17 (at 9 p.m.), 21 (at 4:45 p.m.), and 22 (at 9:30 p.m.), at the Connelly Theater, 220 East 4th Street, in Manhattan’s East Village.
The artists: An assistant to the poetry editor at The New Yorker, Foresman has performed with the Pig Iron Company and Ensemble Dance Company, and does improv. Zivkovic is an actor, dancer, and choreographer who has appeared with De Funes Dance, Ensemble Dance, and Sightline Theater. A director, playwright, and producer, Tucker has worked with New Paradise Laboratories, The Riot Group, and McCarter Theatre. Henricks was vice president of Princeton University Players and stage-managed musicals and works of Shakespeare at Princeton.
The play: In this farce about divorce, Foresman and Zivkovic each portray three characters — a king, queen, therapist, interior decorator, maid, and valet. From the play’s website: “When the king and queen take a hatchet to their marital union, their servants reel in the crossfire. Meanwhile, the royal decorator and royal therapist strike a double deal, salivating over the wreckage. Servants and rulers alike struggle to maintain their footing as tension skyrockets and palace life careens into an uncertain future.”