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Solo Show "A Girl Far From Normal" by Robyn Bishop-Marin at The Flea Theater - Nov 11-14, 2021
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 11:22 am EDT 09/23/21

Radiant Theater Productions LLC Presents the Premiere of
A Girl Far From Normal
Comedic and poignant solo show explores "How to survive a fatal stab wound to the heart and still make your morning meeting."
Written and Performed by
Robyn Bishop-Marin


Directed by
Matthew Harrison
November 11-14, 2021 (4 performances)
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
The Flea Theater
20 Thomas Street
New York, NY 10007
General Admission Tickets are $30 (plus tax & fee). For tickets, visit: https://www.fiveohm.tv/theflea/girl-far-from-normal
Website: AGirlFarFromNormal.com
Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission


(New York - September 23, 2021) - Radiant Theater Productions LLC presents the premiere of A Girl Far From Normal, one woman's comedic and poignant journey of "How to Divide by Two and Remain Whole" OR "How to survive a fatal stab wound to the heart and still make your morning meeting," written and performed by Robyn Bishop-Marin. Directed by Matthew Harrison, four performances will be staged at The Flea Theater, 20 Thomas Street in NYC from November 11-14, 2021.
At 53 years old, Robyn is a happily married and devoted wife, quietly proud mother of three, self-assured, and as endearing as they come (think Laura Petri…yes, Dick Van Dyke's TV wife). She has finally become the woman she always wanted and imagined, when after 32 years of marriage she is emotionally blindsided by her husband's abrupt, surgical-strike decision to end it. Her perfectly crafted, real-life rom-com world collides head-on with romantic tragedy when her seemingly devoted and happy Captain Von Trapp of a husband gives her the bad news: He wants to take a marriage vacation! Always thinking that people who say "They had no idea their spouse was about to leave" was a myth, Robyn wonders what other myths she's been telling and, more importantly, believing. She finds herself calling upon her lifetime obsession with the protagonists of her favorite movies. Emulating them, will Robyn figure out how NOT to die from a broken heart?

"Although, I did not intend to be a storyteller, I'm happiest when embracing the personal bonds that come from sharing," stated Robyn Bishop-Marin. "Writing, to record my memories, I now share these events with you as my way of feeling not so alone in the world."

A Girl Far From Normal will be performed November 11-14, 2021 on the following schedule: Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
The runtime is 90 minutes with no intermission.

General admission tickets are $30 (plus tax and service fee). For tickets, visit https://www.fiveohm.tv/theflea/girl-far-from-normal.

The Flea Theater is located at 20 Thomas Street, New York, NY 10007, between Broadway and Church Street in Tribeca. Subways: A/C/E, 1/2/3, and J/M/Z at Chambers Street, the N/Q at Canal Street and the R/W and 4/5/6 at City Hall. Click here for Driving, Parking and Accessibility Instructions.

Pandemic Safety Guidelines: The Flea Theater requires proof of vaccination at the door AND masks must be worn indoors at all times, unless in eating or drinking in those servicing areas.

Robyn Bishop-Marin (playwright & performer) - When, in her 50's, Robyn found herself anonymously alone among the millions in New York City, she started to speak out by writing and performing on the stages of her friends' kitchens and backyards. A Girl Far From Normal was born. Robyn started journaling at age 13 when her parents divorced, and continued journaling whenever her life was in chaos. And, as the owner and operator of yoga studios for over a decade, she brings a self awareness and quick wit to A Girl Far From Normal, which materializes directly from the pages of her journal. Robyn also brings her life experience as a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman, wife, mother, and grandmother to her recently discovered new passion for writing and performing, believing it's never too late to live your dreams. Robyn lives in Southwest Florida where people complain about the traffic. Her response: "You can't scare me. I've lived in L.A."

Matthew Harrison (director) is a renowned director, educator and performer. He has directed numerous stage productions in Toronto, Vancouver, and Los Angeles including everything from Neil LaBute to David Ives. Matthew created The Actor's Foundry, both a virtual and in-studio training campus for professional actors. He teaches both online and around the world in Vancouver, Toronto, Cape Town, Los Angeles, and NYC. Matthew has worked Off-Broadway in New York and with the National Theater performing classical stage plays throughout the United States. At the Washington Shakespeare Festival, he met his wife Michelle and they have continued their acting careers both on stage and on screen for over two decades. Matthew has appeared in over seventy-five film and television productions. He received his BA in political philosophy in his hometown of Montreal, and studied acting at the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.

Brian Olsen (assistant director) is a director, actor, and writer in NYC. He studied acting at the National Shakespeare Conservatory and got his MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio at the New School. He's directed for such companies as the Washington Shakespeare Festival, the Weathervane Playhouse, and the National Theater for Arts & Education, and as a performer was a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade's sketch comedy team After School Snack. More information at btolsen.com.

Daniel Friedman (producer) - Dan met Robyn Bishop-Marin at a writer's workshop, where she performed a scene from A Girl Far From Normal. He was stunned by Robyn's no holds barred, personal story and immediately offered to produce her play as an off-off Broadway stage production. As producer for this production at The Flea, he looks forward to helping to develop other possible live, film or streaming opportunities for the play. Dan is an accomplished real estate investor/operator with over 35 years of experience. His expertise is in the areas of strategic planning, valuation, capital raising and financial structuring. His firm, Radiant Partners, LLC, has a track record that, since inception, has delivered positive returns on all Radiant sponsored deals.
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