Fast Company

Mable Kwan is the best gifter that ever lived. She taught her sons H and Francis to be the best roper and fixer around. When youngest daughter Blue puts together the con of the decade, will they work together as a crew or will one of them walk away with it all?

Play title:  Fast Company

Author (s):  Carla Ching

Publisher: Samuel French

Publication Date: 2015 (Samuel French)

Genre: Comedy (Dramatic Comedy)

Primary Discipline: Mathematics

Scientist (s): Fictional

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown: 2 Men and 2 Women

Blue, Francis, H, Mable

Setting: New York City; Rio de Janeiro; Providence, Rhode Island; Hollywood, California

Time Period: Present Day

Synopsis of Play: Mable Kwan is the best gifter that ever lived. She taught her sons H and Francis to be the best roper and fixer around. When youngest daughter Blue puts together the con of the decade, will they work together as a crew or will one of them walk away with it all? (play text cover blurb, Samuel French)

First Performance Date: October 11th, 2013

First Producer: South Coast Repertory Theatre

Performance History: Fast Company was first produced by South Coast Repertory Theatre (Mark Masterson, Artistic Director; Paula Tomei, Managing Director) in Costa Mesa, California on October 11th, 2013. The production was directed by Bart DeLorenzo with dramaturgy by Kelly Miller, scenic design by Keith Mitchell, lighting design by Tom Ontiveros, costume design by Ann Closs-Farley, original music and soundscape by John Ballinger, projection design by Jason H. Thompson, fight consultation by Ken Merckx, and magic consultation by Alfonso Aceituno. The Production Manager was Joshua Marchesi and the Production Stage Manager was Jennifer Ellen Butler.

Fast Company was originally an EST/Sloan commission and a revised version was produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre (William Carden, Artistic Director; Paul Slee, Executive Director; Graeme Gillis, Associate Artistic Director and Program Director of the EST/Sloan Project) in New York City on March 17th, 2014. The production was directed by Robert Ross Parker with dramaturgy by Linsay Firman, scenic and lighting design by Nick Francone, costume design by Suzanne Clesney, props design by Travis Bell, sound design and original music by Shane Rettig, fight choreography by Michael Chin, magic consultation by Ruy Iskandar, and science advisement from Gabriel Cwilich and Qingmin Liu. The Production Manager was Joe Lankheet and the Production Stage Manager was Rebecca McBee.

Links:

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/26/theater/fast-company-carla-chings-tale-of-grift.html

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/oct/14/entertainment/la-et-cm-fast-company-review-20131015

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/fast-company-theater-review-649541

http://artsfuse.org/141921/fuse-theater-review-fast-company-an-amusing-comedy-about-flimflammers/

https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-art/2016/03/08/schemes-come-true-lyric-stage-fast-company/6a8Ber1Q9uWrU67x9uxWQP/story.html

https://thisstage.la/2013/10/the-deceivers-fast-company-dont-dress-the-guardsman-the-liar/

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20160311/entertainment/160318339

Entered by: Meaghan Yesford

Photo/Visual Research with citations

                                 

2016, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Photo                                2013, South Coast Repertory Photo:

Mark S. Howard                                                                                   Debora Robinson                

                                  

 2013, South Coast Repertory Photo:                                               2013, South Coast Repertory Photo:

 Debora Robinson                                                                                Debora Robinson           

                                   

2013, South Coast Repertory Photo:                                                2013, South Coast Repertory Photo:

 Debora Robinson                                                                                Debora Robinson         

                                     

2013, South Coast Repertory Photo:                                                2013, South Coast Repertory Photo:

 Debora Robinson                                                                                Debora Robinson

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