"ALBUM has been known over the years for being a show where young talent is discovered: Kevin Bacon, Megan Mullally, Anthony Edwards, Eric Stoltz, Jennifer Grey, Alec Baldwin, Dana Hill, Tracy Pollan, Griffin Dunne, Brad Hall are among the many young actors who started their careers with this show.

"The cast at LaGuardia is just as talented as anyone who's ever been in the show.  It includes: Jocelynn Catasus as PEGGY, Bridgit Giuffrida as TRISH, Aaron Berke as BILLY and Christopher Diaz as BOO.”—David Rimmer

A major critical and popular success, Pulitzer Prize finalist, and a long-running Off-Broadway hit. "…when Mr. Rimmer opens up his characters' anxieties and dreams…ALBUM really soars; the play takes on the romanticism of a rougher-hewn, latter-day Ah, Wilderness'! —NY Times. "Rimmer has drawn his kids with fidelity and understanding humor." —NY Post. "I must report that my juniors in the audience responded with joyous recognition to every flick of the action." —The New Yorker.

THE STORY: Divided into eight scenes, which span their years at Martin Van Buren High School, the play chronicles the coming of age of two teenaged couples during the turbulent sixties. The language is frank, but unfailingly funny, as the four struggle with impending adulthood and their awakening sexuality. The action ranges from summer camp, to dormitory bedrooms, to senior prom, with the popular music of the period—Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Beach Boys—ever present as a telling counterpoint to, and emotional anchor for, the lives of its young foursome. As the years spin deftly by it is also apparent that maturity will bring differing perils and problems for each of them, although all will continue to recall the special excitement—and poignancy—of these last few carefree years together.


If you weren’t there, you’ll wanna be . . .

If you were . . .
you probably don’t remember it . . . 


written and directed by

David Rimmer

co-produced and co-designed by William J. Koolsbergen and David Rimmer

November 19-21 (6 shows)

Wed: 2pm, 7pm

Thurs: 9:30am, 4pm, 7pm

Fri: 7pm

The Black Box Theater

Room M-122

LaGuardia Community College


Please write to newyorkplaydr@aol.com for directions to LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City (a few stops from Grand Central on the 7 line)


David Rimmer wrote ALBUM, which played for a year at the Cherry Lane Theater Off-Broadway, went on to be a Pulitzer Prize finalist, was published by Dramatists Play Service, and has been playing at regional and community theaters, colleges and secondary schools, ever since. It was originally developed in a series of workshop productions at some of New York’s most prominent theaters, including Playwrights Horizons, the WPA Theater, the Phoenix Theater, Theater at St. Clement’s and HB Studios. He's also the author of the recently published (by Samuel French) NEW YORK, which has had many productions in the Tri-State and New England areas. His work is included in One on One:  The Best Men’s Monologues for the 21st Century and One on One:  The Best Women’s Monologues for the 21st Century (Applause Theatre and Cinema Books).

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