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New York, NY/Jul 20, 2014 (For Immediate Release) – Core Creative Productions is delighted to announce that its production of A Thousand Deaths by Anthony P. Pennino has been accepted for the New York City Fringe Festival ’14. The play will perform at 64E4 Mainstage (Venue #11) on East 4th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. The dates of the show with curtain are as follows: Wednesday 8/13 (2:45pm), Friday 8/15 (7pm), Sunday 8/17 (8 pm), Monday 8/18 (7 pm), and Saturday 8/23 (2pm); there will be a talkback after the final performance. The show lasts approximately one hour.

Adapted from Jack London’s science-fiction short story of the same name as well as other material by the famed author, A Thousand Deaths takes the audience to The Philippines at the conclusion of the Spanish-American War. Joshua (Sean Hoagland), a noted scientist, has discovered what he believes to be the key to death itself. He must, however, test this cure to determine if it is truly effective, and so he kills and restores his test subject, Henry (Blake Merriman), multiple times. As Henry slips between this world and the next, he encounters a mysterious figure in the form of his old shipmate O’Brien (Peter Collier). A Thousand Deaths explores questions of immortality, scientific ethics, and the very nature of human survival.

A Thousand Deaths had its world premiere in January 2014 as part of The Gilded Festival at The Metropolitan Playhouse.The original cast from that run is returning for the Fringe production.

Core Creative Productions Core, located in New York City, was founded by Alberto Bonilla, Elizabeth Inghram, and Anthony P. Pennino.  Previous productions have included Dia de los Muertos by Pennino, which premiered at Teatro La Tea in July 2011 and RINO by Zack Calhoon, which premiered at the Brick Theater’s Democracy Festival in June 2012. Visit us at

Jack London (1876-1916) is the author of such famed novels as Call of the Wild and White Fang. “A Thousand Deaths” (1899) has the distinction of being the first work of his to be published.