Lauren Rayner Productions Opens CANDY TASTES NICE, 2/26

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Lauren Rayner Productions Opens CANDY TASTES NICE, 2/26

Lauren Rayner Productions presents CANDY TASTES NICE - a solo play written and performed by award-winning playwright Miranda Huba, which follows a young girl determined to auction off her virginity in order to repay student loans. CANDY TASTES NICE begins previews on February 26, prior to an official press opening of March 5 in the upstairs lounge at Madame X (94 Houston Street, north side btw LaGuardia Place & Thompson Street) in Manhattan. Shannon Sindelar directs.

What begins as an unconventional way to avoid student debt soon becomes an exploitative mass media frenzy. In Miranda Huba's CANDY TASTES NICE, countries bid against one another in order to acquire the girl's innocence, all the while the young woman tries to retain her last shreds of dignity.

This is the return engagement of CANDY TASTES NICE, now in the more intimate and immersive environment of the upstairs lounge at Madame X. CANDY TASTES NICE received its world premiere at HERE as part of their Summer Sublet Series in 2010 for a five performance run. Following the HERE production, CANDY TASTES NICE was presented in an acclaimed run at the Kleines Theater in Salzburg in fall 2012.

Award-winning playwright and performer Miranda Huba is originally from Canada and is now based in New York City. In New York her work has been produced at The Incubator Arts Project, HERE, Horse Trade Theater and Magic Futurebox. In Canada she worked extensively with TigerMilk Collective.

Shannon Sindelar is a director and theater producer based in New York. Her works have been seen at PS 122, Incubator Arts Project, HERE, the Bushwick Starr, and the Prelude festival, among others. Since 2007 she's directed for the company 31 Down. She is currently an artist in residence with underground zero. She curates for the Incubator Arts Project and produces its annual Other Forces festival.

Scheduled February 26 thru March 23, performances of CANDY TASTES NICE will run Tuesday and Saturdays at 8:00pm in the upstairs lounge at Madame X (94 Houston Street, north side btw. LaGuardia Place & Thompson Street) in Manhattan. Ticket range is $30 Prime Reserved Seating, $20 General Admission, $15 Students (with ID) and can be purchased online at http://candytastesnicenyc.brownpapertickets.com, or night of at the venue.

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