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

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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