New York, NY (PRWEB) June 15, 2011
Adam Roebuck Productions, an Off-Off Broadway theater company, is offering an encore performance of Mary Dimino’s award winning show, Scared Skinny, on July 3rd at 5PM at the Roy Arias Theater Center’s Off Broadway Theater in Midtown, Manhattan. Italian American comedian, Mary Dimino, chronicles her colorful childhood and her quest to lose 115 pounds over the course of the show. The Winner of the 2008 Gracie Allen Award presented by American Women in Radio and Television, Dimino also earned the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Solo Show for Scared Skinny.
“We are honored to bring back to the stage Mary Dimino’s award winning performance to the stage and hope the audience leaves the show with a little ‘lighter’ attitude towards their weight challenges,” said Adam Roebuck, artistic director of Adam Roebuck Productions.
As a chubby Italian American child growing up in Queens, Mary Dimino was warned by her mother that playing in a sandbox could lead to venereal disease and cautioned by her “perverted” knife wielding grandmother to stay away from all boys and dogs. Eating sausage and pepper sandwiches for lunch (with a cannoli for dessert), she suffered acute humiliation from her peers. Yet when she was only 8 years old, the realization of Mary’s dream, to one day be skinny, was foretold on a Ouiga board. Still an obese virgin at age 26, Mary had an epiphany when she overheard two “Guidos” from Brooklyn making merciless fun of her. Angry and determined, she faced her fears and after a number of false starts, finally fulfilled the destiny of her Ouiga board. One hundred and fifteeen pounds later, Mary Dimino tells the amazing and hilarious journey behind her remarkable achievement.
The Wall Street Journal said, "She shares her story of weight loss and maturation with riotously funny delivery. With her cherubic face and energetic sweetness, she is a natural comedic performer. Scared Skinny is a tale of personal triumph that anyone can relate to--and be entertained by, “ and "Mary Dimino exemplifies the hard work people do to lose pounds and stay healthy. I'm one of her biggest fans,“ Meredith Vieira, NBC’s Today Show.
Tickets for Scared Skinny are available for purchase with credit card for $20 at http://www.AdamsTickets.com. They will also be available at the door of the theater, located at the Roy Arias Theater Center, Times Square Arts Center, 300 West 43rd Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues, 5th floor, 30 minutes prior to curtain for $20, cash only.
Between June 21st and July 3rd, Adam Roebuck Productions is also offering 24 performances of the following plays at the Roy Arias Theater Center’s Off Broadway Theater: Reefer Mandess by Sean Abley, Up To Date by Laura Shamas, and The Wizard of Oz by Kathryn Schultz Miller. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.AdamsTickets.com for $18 online with credit card or $15 at the door.
Mary Dimino, a familiar face on television, is the 2010 MAC Award Winner for Outstanding Female Comedian. Mary is awinner of the 2008 Gracie Allen Award presented by American Women in Radio and Television. The Gracie honors exemplary contributions of individuals who have encouraged the realistic and faceted portrayal of women in entertainment, commercials and featured programming. You may have seen her luminous smile on Comedy Central, VH-1, HBO’s Chris Rock Show, sketches on Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and in dozens of national commercials. Mary plays Connie, the Maid of Honor in Tony and Tina’s Wedding, Polly on New York Undercover and appears in various other television and film roles. Her stand-up was featured on Comedy Central’s SAST. She was the series studio warm-up act for The Graham Norton Effect on Comedy Central and currently does interstitial stand-up for American Movie Classics Network. Mary is a contributing writer for various shows, including the award-winning PBS documentary “Fat”, in which she also had a starring role. She is co-author with Dr. Brad Johnson of the new book “Scared Skinny: No More.”
Adam Roebuck, a Reading, Pennsylvania native who currently lives in Watchung, New Jersy, runs a successful voice & acting studios in New York City & Watchung, New Jersey with clients on Broadway, MTV, & in the film/TV industry. He has also appeared on TV as a singing/confidence coach on TLC’s Date Patrol. He directed the Off-Off Broadway premier of the new musical, Softwear.com - the Musical, A DOT COMedy, as well as Saddamn - the Musical, Tape, The Vagina Monologues, TRACERS, Closer, Spoon River Anthology I & II, Simpatico and The Laramie Project, also Off-Off Broadway. Off-Broadway he directed productions of JFK: He’s No JFK at Theater Row Studios, 27 HEAVEN, Spring’s Awakening, Sleeping Beauty, Post-Its (Notes on Marriage), Snapshot, Trepidation Nation: A Phobic Anthology, Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, A Christmas Wizard of Oz, 7 Santas, The 8: Reindeer Monologues, Echoes, The Little Mermaid, A Delightful Quarantine, The Wizard of Oz, A Snow White Christmas, The Eight: Reindeer Monologues 2010, Dr. Frankincense and the Christmas Monster, Doctor Funk’s Christmas Explosion, Yearbook: The High School Musical, Cinderella, A Christmas Wizard of Oz as well as Pinocchio. Adam's theatrical investment properties include the 2011 Olivier Award winning musical, Legally Blonde: The Musical (Broadway, West End), The Wedding Singer: The Musical (Broadway), How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical (Broadway), Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Broadway), NEWSICAL - The Musical (Off-Broadway & National Tour), and 27 Heaven (Off Broadway & National Tour). Look for Adam’s newest investment show, the revival of Godspell, on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theater, beginning this October.
Adam Roebuck Productions is New York City based theater company, managed by Adam Roebuck that offers affordable tickets to theater productions of contemporary plays as well children’s productions in Midtown, New York City.