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Meet The Playwrights of NY SummerFest: John S. Anastasi a Doctor With a Cause

Meet The Playwrights of NY SummerFest: John S. Anastasi a Doctor With a Cause

John S. Anastasi works written for the stage include In My Father’s Eyes, a play with music, produced at the Forum Theater (New Jersey) and the historic Mishler Theater (Altoona, PA). Music by David Friedman. It was selected as an alternate at the New York Fringe Festival summer 2003. Stolen Lives, a two character drama, presented at the Acorn Theater at Theatre Row after being presented at the Mishler Theater. Pied a Terre enjoyed a successful off Broadway premiere at the Kirk Theater at Theatre Row in 2007. Since being published by Samuel French in 2008, Pied a Terrehas been produced at the Cork Theatre in Ireland and has been fully translated to Chinese and produced at the Shanghai Grand Theatre in China as well as multiple cities in China. Pied a Terre has been optioned for a Broadway production in the near future. I Forgive You, Ronald Reagan was produced off Broadway at the Beckett Theatre in Manhattan in Summer 2013. It has been recently published by Dramatic Publishing of Chicago. Transition was presented as stage readings at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre and the 5th Wall Theatre/Richmond Triangle Players in Richmond Virginia and a full production and finalist in the Venous Adonis Festival in 2013. Transition was renamed, Would You Still Love Me IF and was produced off Broadway at New World Stages directed and starring Kathleen Turner in 2015 as well as the Underbite Theatre Company in November of 2015. The playwright is an active member of the Dramatist Guild of America Inc.

John Anastasi

Chasing Jack tells the story of Dr. Jack Chase, a surgeon with a serious gambling addiction. Through the lens of a malpractice lawsuit that could end his career.  Chasing Jack explores familial relationships, medical ethics and the potentially crippling effects of addiction. The malpractice lawsuit brings together friends, estranged family members and lovers in a striking concoction of personalities that have all been effected by Jack. The stakes couldn’t be any higher as Jack looks back at every pivotal moment in his career, some uplifting and others utterly devastating, but all riveting pieces of the puzzle that is Dr. Jack Chase will be portrayed by daytime TV star of One Life To Live and General Hospital, James Depaiva.

Chasing Jack is a medical courtroom drama. Jack Chase, a gifted heart surgeon with a compulsive gambling addiction. Through the lens of a malpractice lawsuit that could end his career, Chasing Jack explores familial relationships, medical ethics, and the potentially crippling effects of addiction. The malpractice lawsuit brings together friends, estranged family members and lovers in a striking concoction of personalities that have all been effected by Jack. The stakes couldn’t be any higher as Jack looks back at every pivotal moment in his career, some uplifting and others utterly devastating, but all riveting pieces of the puzzle that is Dr. Jack Chase.  

Chasing Jack received a Developmental Workshop at Fordham University Law School in their Moot Courtroom.

Chasing Jack: Hudson Guild Theater, 441 West 26th St.  July 30th @ 6:15pm, August 3rd @ 9pm and August 4th @ 1:30pm.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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