Kathryn Erbe, Seth Numrich Lead Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's YOSEMITE; Opens Tonight

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Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Yosemite began performances on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Rattlestick Theater (224 Waverly Place – off Seventh Avenue South, between Perry & West 11th Streets). The official opening night is set for Thursday, January tonight at 7pm. The production is scheduled to run through February 26th. Pedro Pascal directs.

Yosemite tells the story of three siblings who are sent out into the snow-silent woods in the Sierra Nevada foothills to dig a hole that will be deep enough to bury a family secret. As they dig, they search for a way to escape or be rescued from their lives as the snow continues to fall and the world sinks in around them.

The cast includes Kathryn Erbe (The Speed of Darkness – Tony nom, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"), Noah Galvin (The Burnt Part Boys, Ace), Seth Numrich (War Horse, Blind) and Libby Woodbridge (Jerusalem, Gabriel).

The creative team features Raul Abrego (scenic design), Tristan Raines (costume design), Joel Moritz (lighting design) Janie Bullard (sound design) and Andrew Diaz (properties). Michael Denis is Production Stage Manager and Sam Horwith is Assistant Stage Manager.

The performance schedule is: Wednesday – Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $55 and are available through TicketCentral.com/212- 279-4200. Rattlestick is offering $10 tickets to students (with valid ID) and $15 tickets to patrons under thirty years of age and theater artists. Information on how to purchase student, under thirty, and theater artist tickets can be found on the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Facebook page.

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is a multi-award-winning company which has produced over fifty world premieres in the past sixteen seasons and was the recipient of the 2007 Ross Wetzsteon Memorial OBIE Award for its work developing new and innovative work. Rattlestick's Advisory Board participates in The Emerging Playwrights Project, which matches a new playwright with an established artist for an experienced eye and creative support. Playwright and artist mentors have included Edward Albee, Jon Robin Baitz, Zoe Caldwell, Arthur Kopit, Craig Lucas, Joe Mantello, Terrence McNally and Marsha Norman. Previous plays include Two Boys in a Bed, Message to Michael, Carpool, Volunteer Man, A Trip to the Beach, Ascendancy, Stuck, Vick's Boy, The Messenger, Saved or Destroyed, Neil's Garden, My Special Friend, Faster, Bliss, St. Crispin's Day, Where We're Born, Five Flights, Boise, Finer Noble Gases, God Hates The Irish: The Ballad of Armless Johnny, Miss Julie, Acts of Mercy: passion-play, Cagelove, It Goes Without Saying, Dark Matters, Stay, American Sligo, Rag and Bone, War, Geometry of Fire, That Pretty Pretty; or The Rape Play, The Amish Project, Killers and Other Family, Post No Bills, Blind, Little Doc, underneathmybed, There Are No More Big Secrets, The Hallway Trilogy, Carson McCullers Talks About Love, The Wood, HORSEDREAMS, the Off-Broadway GLAAD Award-nominated hit The Last Sunday in June, Craig Wright's The Pavilion (Drama Desk nominee - Outstanding Play of 2005), Lady (Drama Desk nominee – Outstanding Play of 2008), The Aliens by Annie Baker (2010 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play), and Jesse Eisenberg's Asuncion, which is currently playing at The Cherry Lane Theatre.

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