The Nice Man Cometh

  • A Play by Michael Tucker
  • Starring Michael Tucker & Jill Eikenberry
  • Filmmakers Karen Thorsen & Douglas K. Dempsey

Description

Meet Claire, a divorcee, and Frederick, a widower. They have found each other on Tinder, and when we meet them, they are on their first date. And although they have both been around the block before, even they are unprepared for the path that lies before them in this contemporary adult romance.

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Michael Tucker
Frederick
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Michael Tucker

MICHAEL TUCKER is an actor, author and playwright. His first play, The M SPOT debuted at The New Jersey Repertory Company as did his second play, FERN HILL, which then went on to a run in New York at 59 E. 59 th St. Theater. He has also written three memoirs and a novel, AFTER ANNIE. He has acted over the last fifty years in theater, TV and film, most notably in the TV Series, L.A. Law. His 8-year stint on the popular NBC- TV drama brought him three Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe nominations. Off-Broadway: An Evening At The Talk House, Based on a Totally True Story, Modigliani The Rivals, Mother Courage. Broadway: "Trelawney of the Wells" at Lincoln Center, The Goodbye People, I'm Not Rappaport as well as principal roles in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Measure for Measure and The Comedy of Errors for Joe Papp in Central Park. Michael's film credits include Woody Allen's Radio Days and The Purple Rose of Cairo, Barry Levinson's Diner and Tin Men, Paul Mazursky's An Unmarried Woman" Lina Wertmuller's A Night Full of Rain, "The Eyes of Laura Mars, Network, Checking Out. For Love or Money with Michael J. Fox, Mighty Ducks II, a Disney hit, and Till There Was You with Jean Tripplehorn.

Jill Eikenberry
Claire
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Jill Eikenberry

JILL EIKENBERRY is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Ann Kelsey on NBC's long-running hit series "LA Law", which earned Jill four Emmy nominations, two Golden Globe nominations and a Golden Globe Award. Jill has starred on Broadway in "Moonchildren," "All Over Town," "Summer Brave," "Watch on the Rhine" and "Onward Victoria." She won an Obie award for her off-Broadway performances in "Life Under Water" and "Lemon Sky." Jill's more recent New York appearances have been in "Enter Laughing, the Musical", "The Kid," for which she received a Drama Desk Nomination, "Jericho," and "Evening at the Talk House" by Wallace Shawn. In 2016 Jill and her husband Michael Tucker appeared in Michael's first play, "The M Spot" at The New Jersey Repertory Company. She also appeared in Michael's second play "Fern Hill" – first at The New Jersey Rep and then at 59E59 Theater in New York. Currently Jill is part of a new streaming theater company, New Normal Rep. Jill appears in their first production, "Jericho" by Jack Canfora, which is streaming online until April 4 th . Jericho also debuted at New Jersey Rep. Her feature films include "Butch and Sundance: The Early Days," "Rich Kids," "Hide in Plain Sight," "Arthur," "The Manhattan Project", "Something Borrowed", "Young Adult" in which she played the mother of Charlize Theron, and the recently released "In Reality." She has starred in numerous TV movies including "An Inconvenient Woman" with Jason Robards and "Chantilly Lace" for Showtime. Jill just completed filming on a sequel to "Chantilly Lace" which was shot in Henderson NY. Jill co-produced a one-hour documentary for NBC entitled "Destined to Live," which dealt with the emotional aspects of breast cancer, from diagnosis to recovery. The film was honored with a Humanitas Award.