LCT3 Adds LUCK OF THE IRISH, A KID LIKE JAKE to Lineup

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LCT3 Adds LUCK OF THE IRISH, A KID LIKE JAKE to Lineup

LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater's programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audiences, has announced two new productions which will open in 2013: Luck of the Irish, a new play by Kirsten Greenidge, to be directed by Rebecca Taichman and A Kid Like Jake by Daniel Pearle, to be directed by Evan Cabnet. Luck of the Irish will run from Monday, January 28 through Sunday, March 10 (opening on Monday, February 11) and A Kid Like Jake will run from Sunday, June 2 through Sunday, July 14 (opening on Monday, June 17), both at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street).

LCT3's 2012-2013 season gets underway this Sunday, October 7 when Disgraced, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Kimberly Senior, begins performances. Disgraced opens Monday, October 22 and runs through Sunday, November 18 at the Claire Tow Theater.

LUCK OF THE IRISH

When an upwardly mobile African-American couple wants to buy a home in an all-white neighborhood of 1950's Boston, they pay a struggling Irish family to "ghost-buy" a house on their behalf. Fifty years later, the Irish family wants "their" house back. Moving across two eras, Luck of the Irish, explores racial and social issues and the universal longing for home.

Luck of the Irish will have sets by Mimi Lien, costumes by Oana Botez, lighting by Justin Townsend and sound by Matt Tierney. Casting will be announced at a later date.

Kirsten Greenidge is the author of Bossa Nova, Milk Like Sugar, Rust, The Curious Walk of the Salamander, Sans-Culottes in the Promised Land, 103 Within the Veil, and The Gibson Girl. She has developed her work at Sundance (Utah and Ucross), Magic Theatre, National New Play Network, Cardinal Stage, South Coast Repertory, Madison Rep, Page 73, Hourglass Group, Bay Area Playwrights, Playwrights Horizons, New Dramatists, Mark Taper Forum, A.S.K., Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Guthrie Theater, Mixed Blood, McCarter Theatre, Humana Festival of New American Plays, Moxie Theatre, and New Georges.

Rebecca Taichman's credits include: Off-Broadway: Sarah Ruhl's Orlando (Classic Stage Company); Theresa Rebeck's The Scene, starring Tony Shalhoub and Patricia Heaton (Second Stage); Menopausal Gentleman (Obie Award). Regional: Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew (The Shakespeare Theatre); premiere of David Adjmi's The Evildoers (Yale Rep; Sundance Theater Lab); premiere of Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone (Woolly Mammoth, Helen Hayes nomination); premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius (The Huntington, IRNE and Elliot Norton Awards); premiere of The Scene (Humana); Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House (Woolly Mammoth, 2006 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Resident Play); Elise Thoron's Green Violin, starring Raul Esparza (2003 Barrymore for Outstanding Direction), among others.

A KID LIKE JAKE

Alex and Greg want only the best for their precocious four year-old, Jake. When they apply to New York's elite private schools, part of what makes Jake special – his passion for Cinderella and dress-up – starts to cause concern. The story of a husband and wife trying to do right by their son, A Kid Like Jake explores the unexpected challenges of marriage and parenting in the high-octane, competitive world of Manhattan privilege.

The cast and design team for A Kid Like Jake will be announced at a later date.

Daniel Pearle's plays include Bel Canto (semi-finalist, O'Neill Playwrights Conference, 2012), Tearin' Up My Heart and Plunder (2008 Loeb Drama Center's Phyllis Anderson Prize). His short play The Truth About Christmas was a winner of the 2011 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival and is published and licensed by Samuel French. Residencies/Conferences include: The Blue Mountain Center, New York State Summer Writers Retreat, and the UCLA Writers Studio. He earned his MA from Harvard University and recently completed his MFA at The New School for Drama.

Evan Cabnet directed the LCT3 production of All-American. He is currently directing the Broadway production of The Performers. Other credits include Warrior Class (McGinn-Cazale Theatre), Outside People (Vineyard Theater), Dream of the Burning Boy (Roundabout), Oliver Parker!, The Mistakes Madeline Made (Naked Angels), Oohrah! (Atlantic Theater Company). His regional theater credits include productions at the Denver Center, Long Wharf Theater and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

This fall, in addition to the on-going run of its production of the Tony Award winning Best Play War Horse at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, LCT will present the 75th Anniversary production of Golden Boy by Clifford Odets, directed by Bartlett Sher on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre beginning Thursday, November 8 and Christopher Durang's new play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Nicholas Martin, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater beginning Thursday, October 25.

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