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RETURNING AUSSIE INTERNATIONALS DEBUT POWERFUL PLAY FOR FRINGE

What happens behind closed doors?

After the death of a father, an estranged brother and sister are forced together to confront their forbidden past.

Part 1.2.2-2New-York based Australian actors Luke Edward Smith and Chelsea Ingram are set to star in the Australian premiere of Ingram’s thrilling, provocative play, KEEP CALLING, running 13-17 Sept late show at the PACT Theatre Erskineville as part of the Sydney Fringe festival.

Stacey has been hiding out in her recently deceased father’s apartment. Wanting to avoid family issues, she has intentionally missed the funeral and the wake. Her estranged elder brother Sam comes to find her and try to pull her back to reality – but it won’t be without a fight.

This is the first time the siblings have been alone together in fifteen years and – forced to discuss their childhood and bingeing on their father’s booze and drugs they find in his apartment – the past slowly seeps out… with all its shocking secrets..

“A hauntingly powerful play of family betrayal and the emotional debris left in its wake.” – Paul Calderon, director Primitive Grace Theatre, NYC.

Keep Calling -Chelsea by Isbl Medit9Luke Edward Smith was raised in Camden, NSW and was a founding member of Twisted Tree Theatre in Sydney. He now lives in New York City where he is a member of the Primitive Grace theatre ensemble. His theatre credits include HamletOur Town, King John, Amadeus, The Private Ear, and Under Milkwood and he can be seen in the upcoming feature film To Tokyo.

Chelsea Ingram is a graduate of The Lee Strasberg Institute of Theatre and Film NYC (where she studied with Luke. She has performed for Anna Strasberg on numerous occasions and was taught by Vincent D’nofrio and her mentor George Loros (The Sopranos).  Since graduating Chelsea has followed her dream of working in film, theatre and creating her own work.She is now in development of numerous projects including the web series The Loft directed by Yunus Sha. She is an active member of NYC’S theatre company PRIMITIVE GRACE directed by Paul Calderon and David Zayas film credits include roles in A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Mathew Gasda and Tommy Battles the Silver Sea Dragon, directed by Luke Shirock.

Keep Calling -Chelsea by Isbl Medit13KEEP CALLING by Chelsea Ingram
Starring Luke Edward Smith and Chelsea Ingram
Directed by Herman Pretorius, producer Ivet Valeova
Nightly Tues 13th – Sat 17th Sept 9.30pm – 10.30pm
PACT Centre for Emerging Artists
107 Railway Parade, Erskineville
Ticket $15.00 adults/$12.50 students
Book www.sydneyfringe.com   or http://tinyurl.com/zel22wq