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THE FLID SHOW is Richard Willett's award-winning play about a handsome, sexy, "bad boy" Brit whose disability makes him think he'll never be loved -- until he meets a pretty young American doctor with intimacy issues of her own.  It began development as a workshop production with student actors directed by Eliza Beckwith at Alfred University in Alfred, New York, in 2003, the same year that NDT premiered the play in New York starring popular television actor Laurence Lau.  Following that, amid a blitz of publicity (advance pieces in the New York Times and Time Out New York), the play was rewritten for the brilliant English actor Mat Fraser, who was himself born with the same disability as the play's main character.  And loved Mat, and the play, were.  With the best reviews in the company's history, THE FLID SHOW sold out its second run, was published by United Stages, and a screen adaptation of it was a featured script at the IFP Market, a finalist for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab and the American Zoetrope Screenplay Competition (judged by Gus Van Sant), and a semifinalist for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.  The script seems well on its way to becoming a major motion picture.


*Time Out New York, Time Out New York, New York Blade, New York Times, Wolf Entertainment Guide, Wolf Entertainment Guide, TheaterMania, TheaterMania, NYTheater.com (See Flid Show Press page for more.)