Fully Committed

December 13, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Monroe Stage

by Becky Mode
Directed by Lennie Dean

Foodies will do anything to land a reservation at New York’s trendiest restaurant. 

"…hilarious and touching, gallops along at a swift, almost frantic pace." —Time Out NY

"…[a] sparkling one-man tour de force…very funny and very believable…" —NY Post

Coercion, threats, and bribes from a cast of desperate callers angling to get a table at New York’s hottest restaurants. Their fates all rest in the hands of one man. Meet Sam–an out-of-work actor managing the reservation line. Returning from his outstanding performance in 6th Street’s one-man show Buyer and Cellar, Sonoma County native, Patrick Varner* plays Sam. This devastatingly funny one act follows a day in Sam’s life as he juggles scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities, and egomaniacal bosses along with his own needs–his recently widowed dad and a potential role at Lincoln Center. Amid the barrage of bad behavior inspired by the quest for good food, can Sam manage to look out for himself?

*Actor appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association (AEA)


Photos: Eric Chazankin
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The Cast

Patrick Varner

Patrick Varner is a Bay Area-based actor. Originally from Sonoma County, Patrick received a B.F.A. in Acting from Boston University and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Recent credits include: Merrily We Roll Alongdirected by Maria Friedman, Sunday in the Park with Georgedirected by Peter DuBois (Huntington Theatre Company); and Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Austin Pendleton (New Repertory Theatre). He is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association. Find out more about Patrick Varner.


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