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Did You Hear the One About the Carp Who Hailed the Taxi?

Anne Phelan

Jun 2008

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January 10, 2011
Giant Fish Invades Brooklyn! ?Did You Hear the One About the Carp Who Hailed the Taxi?,? a new one-act comedy by Anne Phelan, will be performed at 440 Gallery on Saturday, January 22nd. The play was commissioned by Fool?s Progress Productions, in conjunction with 440?s Gallery?s current show, ?My New York,? photographs by Tom Bovo. ?Did You Hear the One About the Carp Who Hailed a Taxi?? is directed by Melanie Sutherland and features Jacob Grigolia Rosenbaum as Karl the big-headed carp, and Cotton Wright as Mo the taxi driver. The play is Phelan?s interpretation of one of Bovo?s untitled photographs in the show: Karl?s dream of escape from the New York Aquarium turns into a nightmare. The play will be presented twice, at 7:30 and 8:30 PM. Admission to the gallery and the play is free, and refreshments will be served. Bovo ( comes from the fine art program at Columbia University where he studied painting and printmaking. After many years working in commercial photography and then the digital world, he has returned to the fine art world. His recent work has been frequently exhibited around New York, and elsewhere. Phelan ( is a two-time Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellow, a William Inge Playwright-in-Residence and wrote ?Anger? for Melanie Sutherland?s ?7 Sins in 60 Minutes,? with stage violence by Grigolia-Rosenbaum. ?Our Dolls,? directed by Grigolia-Rosenbaum was in last summer?s Shortened Attention Span Festival, and will be published by Smith & Kraus in Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2011. Both Grigolia-Rosenbaum and Wright ( appeared in ?Deconstruction? at Open Source Gallery last spring. Phelan?s plays have been produced off-off-Broadway, in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Florida. Bovo?s show closes February 20th. 440 Gallery ( is located at 440 Sixth Avenue (near Ninth Street), in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Take the R to 4th Avenue/9th Street, or the F to 7th Avenue.

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