“It’s as if Neil Simon himself WERE ALIVE and well and hunched over a typewriter.”
- Theater That Matters
“With dialogue rooted in reality,
Fiercely Independent is a play for anyone who
has ever been in a marriage or relationship.”
- Bagels & Broadway
"I LOVED every CAPTIVATING minute of it.”
"A SMART, HILARIOUS, HEART-RENDING play."
-Washington Square News
"FANTASTIC, FUN and ELECTRIC."
Original Play By 3 Time Tony Award Winner
Kathleen K. Johnson
Will 24 hours in a hotel room
help Julie and Robert repair their marriage?
Julie and Robert have been married for four years. They are not getting along.
They decide to spend 24 hours together in a hotel room with no television,
no cellphones, no internet or computers to see if they can work things out.
Upon entering the hotel room,
Julie remarks to Robert,
“I guess the separate beds were your idea.”
I guess the separate beds were your idea
The Cast -
CAITLIN GALLOGLY and CHRISTOPHER M. SMITH
with SYDNEY MITCHELL
Caitlin Gallogly (Julie) is thrilled to be a part of Fiercely Independent! Recent credits include: Jovie in Elf at the Engeman Theater, and Janie Preston in On A Clear Day at Irish Rep. She’s best known as "Princess Kenny" on Comedy Central's South Park, and as Kim on Silicon Valley (HBO). Also on TV: I’m Dying Up Here, Future Man, Mindy Project, Masters of Sex. Recent stage: Forum, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Recorded in Hollywood (Kirk Douglas Theatre, Ovation Nomination), The Women (Scenie Award, Eddon Award), The Belle of Belfast, EST/LA (Ovation, LA Weekly Award nominations); The Queen's Physician. Thanks to her incredible family, and Professional Artists. Caitlingallogly.com @caitlingallogly
Christopher M. Smith (Robert) Off-Broadway Debut. Select theatre credits include: World premiere of Apple Season at NJ Rep; The Gun Show at PS21 in Chatham; Sex With Strangers at Portland Center Stage; Other Desert Cities at Speakeasy Stage; The Pavilion at the Lyric Theatre in L.A. (Best Actor - StageSceneLA Award); Clever Little Lies at Florida Studio Theatre. Select TV credits include: Orange Is the New Black; The Blacklist. B.A. Theatre - University of La Verne. www.christophersmithactor.com
Sydney Mitchell (Bellman/Julie understudy)
Sydney graduated with her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University this January. BA: University of South Carolina. Credits: Vinegar Tom, Henry IV (Rutgers Theater), Richard II (Shakespeare’s Globe), Good (Burning Coal).
"Understudies never substitute for the listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the appearance.
For Julie or Bellman: Sydney Mitchell"