The 2002 World Premiere

An Avant-Garde Farce by Jason Kendall

With bedtime stories by French maids, magic candy from flying witches, succulent borscht from the Dells of Wisconsin, and a healthy dose of uncontrolled nymphomania and sword-swashbuckling, this raucous, absurd farce is better than nitrous oxide! Open wide and say AAAAAAAH!

Directed and Produced by Jason Kendall

Original Music Composed and Performed by Donna Stearns

As Seen in the New York Times

August 20, 2002, Arts Section
NY Times Archive:

Make your reservation with the New York Fringe Festival in August
To get your wisdom teeth pulled by the best of the best.

From the Producer and Director of All the World's a Stage at the 3rd MITF, Durang's For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls at JET Theater, Measure for Measure at the New York Comedy Club, Musical Chairs at the Actor's Loft and Don Juan in Hell during Hurricane Andrew.

Available Appointments in August 2002:

Saturday, August 10 at 10:15 PM
Tuesday, August 13 at 7:15 PM
Saturday, August 17 at 4:45 PM
Wednesday, August 21 at 10:15 PM
Thursday, August 22 at 3:00 PM
Saturday, August 24 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 25 at 2:45 PM

Make sure you place your reservations today,
You know how the Dentist's book get filled up....
Your visit is covered by a $12 co-pay.

The Dentist's Office is Located at

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center: Theater Milagro
107 Suffolk Street between Rivington and Delancey Streets.
CSV is a huge school that takes up most of the block.
Take the F train to Delancey Street,
CSV is on the opposite corner (YOU CAN'T MISS IT)

The 2002 NYFringe Cast

JULIE SUTTON as Flaminia
A recent addition to New York, Julie is proud to team with fellow University of Texas alum, Jason and wife, Donna behind the scenes in the production of All The World’s a Stage. As a performer, she has enjoyed expressing her darker side as Elizabeth and Abigail in The Crucible, Nora in The Dollhouse, and The Girl in the 2nd place winner of Jumpcut Film Festival’s The Moody Blues. On a lighter note, some of her favorite roles include the title role in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Reno in Anything Goes, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, Joy in Cinderella, and Bebe in Shubert’s Last Serenade.
HOLLY PITRAGO as Franceschina
Holly received her M.A. in Theatre Arts from Eastern Michigan University after having finished business school there. Favorite roles there included Cinderella in Into the Woods and Luisa in Nine. She has performed in several music revues for the Musicana Supper Club in Boca Raton, FL, at Zellmer's Dinner Theatre in the Peoria area, and aboard the now-at-the-bottom-of-the-ocean S.S. Seabreeze. Around these parts, she tours children's shows with Yates Musical Theatre; most recently playing Alice in Alice in Wonderland at Westbury Music Fair. She had her first small film part as brunette #4 in A Beautiful Mind! Holly is very happy to be participating in her first Fringe Festival.
LELA FRECHETTE as Mrs. McGillicuddy
Lela is thrilled to be doing another original play in an International Festival. Last year, she appeared in the NYC Fringe Festival as LouAnn in the amusing, but chillingly prophetic Survival Rival. Other musical roles include Dr. Charlotte Falsettos and Eulalie MacKenknie Shinn Music Man. Among her numerous other regional theatre credits, favorite roles have been the title role in Molly Sweeney, Gertrude in The Sea Horse, Pola in Dream of a Common Language, Charlotte Hay in Moon Over Buffalo, Emilia in Desdemona, A Play About a Handkerchief, and Mrs. Gibbs in Our Town. She has performed in local clubs with The Naked Pigeons, an improv and sketch comedy group which can be seen on Cable Access TV this fall. Lela is also an accomplished cabaret singer. This performance is dedicated to all the “misfits” and uncommon people, who are still looking for the place where they can just be themselves, accepted for who they are. Seeking representation.
Steven is a recent transplant from the West Coast thrilled to be performing in yet another festival. Other festivals include: All The World's A Stage at this year's Midtown International Theater Festival and Explain This! with In-The-Aisles Rep. at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. National tours include: Tom Sawyer and Ellis Island with American Family Theater and Love's Labors Lost with Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Regional credits include: Tom in Table Manners and Steve in Hair, both with CityLights of San Jose; Billy Bigelow in Carousel with Monterey Bay Repertory, Sir Hugh Evans in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Player King/Osric in Hamlet, both with Napa Valley Shakespeare. Steven holds both a B.A. and a Graduate Certificate in Theater from the University of California, at Santa Cruz. Seeking representation.
Jeffrey is thrilled to be working with this group of fools again, having recently completed the run of All The World’s A Stage, where he played the evil drag queen Oliver. In that show, Jeffrey was called on to get hurt and eat licorice. Now, he is called on to…. get hurt and eat licorice. Hmmmm….. Jeffrey has appeared on Broadway in Les Misérables and Falsettos (also Nat’l tour). Off-Broadway: Shopping and F***ing (also Los Angeles - Backstage West Award), The Workroom, The Rothschilds, Wuthering Heights, Traveler In The Dark. Regional: Oliver!, George M!, What’s Wrong With Angry? (Robby and GLAAD nominations), 2Gs (NAACP Award), A Thousand Clowns, Gypsy, Dancing With Miracles. Workshops: Mask - The Musical, Big - The Musical. Film: Halloween 5. TV: Saturday Night Live, Smoke Alarm, Guiding Light, Comedy Central. Recordings: The Broadway Kids Sing Broadway, Home Alone 2 Soundtrack. Background vocals for: Michael Jackson, Little Richard, Gloria Estefan. Jeffrey holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Jeffrey is also the voice of "My Buddy" (remember that doll?), and he loves the fishes ‘cause they’re SO delicious. All my love to Natalie, Jo, Blair, Tootie, Beverly Anne, George the Handyman, Andy, and, of course, Mrs. Garrett.
Kenny is very pleased to be working with Jason again having just finished All The World's A Stage at the third MITF. Recent credits include the role of Noaks in the first staged reading of Zuelika The Musical! with the American Living Room Festival @ HERE. Other NYC credits include the workshop and Off-Broadway production of Pirates of Penzance Live-On-Deck! (Ensemble/swing for Ruth). Kenny has also performed with Gorilla Rep., Vortex Theatre Co., 24 Hour Play Series at Present Co. amoung others. Regional: A Chorus Line (Mike), Cinderella (Ugly Stepsister), Barber of Seville (Count Almaviva), and Once Upon A Mattress (Queen Aggravain) w/ Carol Burnett-dir. Kenny is also a professional improviser. You can catch him performing sketch and improv with Rash Behaviour at the Knitting Factory ( and on Nick at Nite getting milk spilled in his crotch. Love and Kisses to the fam, the Rashies (my fam away from fam), Kim, Frannie, Kevin and Julien.
Catherine celebrates her New York theatrical debut with All The World’s A Stage. Regional theatre in Los Angeles includes Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Maids of Honor, and Barrel of Monkeys (Improv Group). Since moving to New York last September, she has starred in a series of Independent features and short films: BRA America, Sneers of a Clown, Being and Becoming, 1.2.5, So Real?, What They Come For, and Small World. She studied Acting with Janet Alhanti in Los Angeles and is currently studying with Michael Howard here in NY. “It is a blast working with this crazy bunch! I’m so excited to be in New York and so grateful for the opportunity to work in this show, it has been more shi*s and giggles than I could have imagined!”
Roles played include the Young Shepherd in The Winter's Tale (Texas Shakespeare Festival), Lacroix in Danton's Death (Prospect Theatre NYC), Sodapop in (NTPA National Tour), Harlequin in The Triumph of Love, Smerdyakov in The Brothers Karamazov, Mr.Medley in The Man of Mode, and Mr.Peachum in The Threepenny Opera (UT Austin), and Baz in A Bright Room Called Day at the Freunde der Italienischen Oper in Berlin, Germany. Scott also recently performed with a majority of the Dental Crew at the Midtown Int'l Theatre Festival as Lord Meidick Istiph in the musical farce All the World's a Stage. He holds a BA from the Pennsylvania State University and an MFA in Acting from the University of Texas-Austin, und spricht gerne Deutsch.
Brian is excited to be working again with this group of talented and persevering actors with whom he performed Silvius in The Midtown International Theatre Festival's production of All the World's a Stage. Brian recently performed Silvius in As You Like It with The Storm Theatre. Other favorite hopeless, doomed, or lucky romantic roles which he has played include: Freddie in My Fair Lady, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Hero in Forum, Jean-Michel in La Cage Aux Folles, Tony in West Side Story, and Kinesias in Lysistrata. Other non-romantic yet abused roles include: Berthold in Pirandello’s Henry IV, Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap, and The Beggar in the National Tour of A Christmas Carol. Brian holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance from The University of Southern Mississippi and looks forward to more abuse in the future.
JACOB ZAHNISER as Captain Spavento
is proud to be a part of The Dentist. He was last seen in the Double Helix production of Cloud Nine at the Jose Quintero Theater. As a native of Baltimore he has performed at Center Stage, Rep. Stage and with the MD Stage Company. He has also toured nationally with Shenandoah Shakespeare.
DAVID M. ZUBER as Arlecchino
This is David's second performance as Arlecchino in The Dentist having performed the character in the original staged reading last year. He was recently Assistant Director on the musical All The World's A Stage, Best of the Fest. winner in the 3rd Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival. David is anticipating the release of two independent films this summer entitled Ordinary World (Self-conscious Productions) and Losers Of The Year (Edgewater Pictures) both in which he holds the starring role. Regional theatre roles include: Ferdinand in The Tempest, Barnadine in Measure for Measure, Oliver in As You Like It, Barry in The Boys Next Door, and Ben in Sparks In The Park. David holds a B.A. degree in Drama from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.