Theater for the New City, Dream Up Festival

Honey Fitz

By Justin Mcdevitt
Directed by Jessica Harika
September 14 – September 14
Saturday, 8PM

Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director, Presents:

Honey Fitz

A Staged Reading

HONEY FITZ is closing and only a handful of its remaining customers have even bothered to say goodbye: Bill and Charlene, divorced but reunited to settle family business; Patrick and Ginny, having one last nightcap before they marry in the morning; and Mick, the sardonic bartender with his own secrets kept tight in his pockets. Tomorrow, the demolition begins, but they find it impossible to leave the bar and each other.

JESSICA HARIKA (Director) is thrilled to be bringing another Justin McDevitt piece to life! Recent productions include: La Bohème – Capitol Opera Richmond, Tell Me How I Did – Cloudbusting Productions, L’elisir d’amore – City Lyric Opera, Roméo et Juliette: an Opera[ish] – City Lyric Opera, Gianni Schicchi – City Lyric Opera, Some Enchanted Evening, A Rodgers & Hammerstein Review – Janiec Opera Company, & the High School Opera Scenes Program at Brevard Music Center. Ms. Harika has recently assisted on Orpheus & Eurydice, with the Baroque Aria Ensemble at The Manhattan School of Music, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Die Zauberflöte, Falling Angel, La Tragédie de Carmen, HMS Pinafore, & Falstaff with The Janiec Opera Company; and Madama Butterfly with Shreveport Opera. She holds degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and The New England Conservatory.

JUSTIN MCDEVITT is thrilled to be returning to Theater for the New City with Honey Fitz. Recent productions include Three Tall Queens (The Duplex 2019), Honey Fitz (Theater at St. Johns 2019), Tell Me How I Did (Cloudbusting Productions 2018), The Happy (CP 2018), Submission (CP 2018, Theater for the New City reading 2017, Rapidfire Bootleg Theater 2015, Gallatin Theatre Troupe 2013), and The True Martini (Midwinter Madness Festival 2014). He co-wrote and directed the original cabaret What About Us: Living with Lymphedema, benefiting the Lymphatic Education and Research Network. He also contributed material to A Death Star Is Born, the debut cabaret of Thea K. Lammers. Justin is a graduate of NYU”s Gallatin School of Individualized Study where he designed his own major, choosing to concentrate on the intersections of madness and depression in a theater.