Credits and Cast
Malcolm Lazin, Executive Producer
the Pick Up Performance Co(s) production of
217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous
written and directed by Ain Gordon
Laura Esterman, Derek Lucci and Ken Marks
Lighting and Projection Design Nick Ryckert
Production Stage Manager Ed Fitzgerald
Associate Producer Meredith Boggia
Produced by Alyce Dissette and Ain Gordon
Laura Esterman as Katherine Luder
Dr. Fryer's secretary for 24 years
Laura Esterman last worked with Ain Gordon on the premiere of 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous in Philadelphia and previously on the development of his play Not What Happened at MASS MoCA, Vermont Performance Lab, and Baryshnikov Arts Center. She just finished the run of David Rabe’s Good for Otto at the New Group. Of countless plays on and off Broadway, some favorites have been I.B. Singer’s Teibele and Her Demon, The Suicide, Edith Stein, Charles Mee’s True Love, Mike Leigh’s 2,000 Years, and Scott McPherson’s Marvin’s Room, for which she received Obie, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics’ awards. She was named Best Actress at this fall’s Chelsea Film Festival for her portrayal of an eccentric artist in Can Hitler Happen Here?, which actually has nothing to do with Hitler.
Derek Lucci as Alfred A. Gross
Dr. Fryer's ally in the struggle for gay rights during the 1960s
Derek Lucci collaborations with Ain Gordon include 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous, The History Of Asking The Wrong Question, and Agapē Agape. Theater: Old Comedy at Classic Stage Company; Warren Leight’s Amici Ascoltate at the Duke with Naked Angels and SUMMER SHORTS at 59 E 59; Betrothed at the Ohio with Ripetime; David Gordon’s Aristophanes In Birdonia at Danspace and Uncivil Wars at The Kitchen; Terra Firma’s Cries And Whispers, An Enemy Of The People at the Shakespeare Theater; Lady Windemere’s Fan and On The Razzle, Williamstown Theater Festival; Frugal Repast and Slay The Dragon at the O’Neill; Rinne Groff’s Of A White Christmas Clubbed Thumb; Stendhal Syndrome Primary Stages and Lewis Black’s One Night Hitch. TV/film: various Law & Order; Alix Pearlstein’s After The Fall and Goldrush; Goodnight Kiss; Cadmium Deep Green. Faculty at NYU Tisch School for the Arts, Experimental Theater Wing. Head of Primary Actor Training at Tisch/Playwrights Horizons. M.F.A. Yale School of Drama.
Ken Marks as Ercel Ray Fryer
Dr. Fryer's father
Ken Marks has worked with Ain Gordon on The First Picture Show and Birdseed Bundles. Broadway: Dancing At Lughnasa; Spring Awakening; Hairspray; Present Laughter; Rock N’ Roll; After The Fall; Mammamia!; Uncle Ben in Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark; Airline Highway. Off-Broadway: Father Comes Home From The Wars (Public Theatre), Stage Kiss (Playwrights Horizons), Bethany (Women’s Project), Our Town (Barrow St.), Stuff Happens (Public Theatre – Drama Desk, Best Ensemble), Orson’s Shadow (Barrow St.), The Internationalist (Vineyard Theatre), A Bright Room Called Day (NY Shakespeare Festival). Film: Blood Stripe, Kelly And Cal, Side Effects, Henry’s Crime, The Wackness. TV: The Tick, Blue Bloods, Madame Secretary, The Good Wife, recurring on Elementary, The Knick, various Law & Order, Royal Pains, Life On Mars. A recipient of the Charles Boden Award from New Dramatists and a graduate of Northwestern University and the Yale School of Drama.