Ping by Nancy Preston Stark

An Original Play in One Act
by Nancy Preston Stark

Presented in September 2013 by GRRC
as part of Rochester's Fringe Festival

Greater Rochester Repertory’s production of PING for the 2013 Rochester Fringe Festival is a sassy, sexy comedy (with a serious thread), written by Nancy Preston Stark. Dick (Peter Elliott), a hypochondriac who thinks he’s dying, comes home from a doctor’s visit with a new life-changing drug. The subsequent changes in his nightly routine leave his wife, Phyllis (Denise Bartolo), exhausted. Desperate, she enlists help from her neighbor, Lil (Diane Chevron). When their plan is hatched, complications arise leading to a hilarious mix of misconceptions and comic communications.

PING was originally produced by Greater Rochester Repertory Companies in 2010 and enjoyed a successful run with enthusiastic audiences. In May, 2011, it received an Equity actors’ reading as part of the Geva Regional Playwrights’ Showcase in Rochester, NY and once again pleased and entertained.

The three actors who originally brought the characters of Phyllis, Lil and Dick to life in the 2010 GRRC production, Denise Bartalo, Diane Chevron and Peter Elliott starred once again. Ms. Preston Stark has added a few new twists and turns to the work with her skillful writing style.

Click on the poster for a full size version.   Poster design by Louie Podlaski, used by permission.

Cast (in order of appearance)

Dick Peter Elliott
Edith Denise Bartalo
Lil Diane Chevron