ONE NIGHT, SNOW ORCHID & More Featured in Cherry Lane Theatre's 2013-14 Season
The world-premiere of Charles Fuller's play ONE NIGHT..., directed by Clinton Turner Davis, will be produced Off-Broadway by Cherry Lane Theatre and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater this season, with previews set to begin October 17 prior to an official opening night on October 30 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Manhattan. The production will run through November 24.
Charles Fuller is best-known for his acclaimed A SOLDIER'S PLAY, which won the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Best American Play, New York Drama Critics and Edgar Awards.
ONE NIGHT....takes an unflinching look at what has happened to women in the U.S. Armed Forces when their decision to serve their country exposes them to an unforeseen battle against their fellow soldiers. Home from war, ONE NIGHT... explores the lingering effects of trauma and injustice and one woman's recompense.
Casting for ONE NIGHT... is to be announced.
ONE NIGHT... was commissioned by Angelina Fiordellisi as part of Cherry Lane Theatre's Discovery Series, which gives new plays -- first fine-tuned in the company's various development programs -- a premiere Off-Broadway production on Cherry Lane's Mainstage.
The producers of ONE NIGHT... have announced that 5% of each ticket sale will be donated to organizations that support Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans who are victims of sexual assault. Patrons will have the opportunity match the donation when purchasing tickets.
ONE NIGHT... will perform Tuesdays at 7 pm, Wednesdays through Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2 and 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm. Reservations at 212 352 3101 or online at www.cherrylanetheatre.org
Charles Fuller achieved critical notice in 1969 with The Village: A Party. He later wrote plays for the Henry Street Settlement theatre and the Negro Ensemble Company in New York. His 1975 play The Brownsville Raid, won him critical acclaim. He won an Obie Award for Zoomanand the Sign in 1980. His next work, A Soldier's Play, was a critical success, winning the 1982 Pulitzer Prize, Best American Play, New York Critics and Edgar Awards. He later adapted the script into the 1984 film A Sodier's Story. Directed by Norman Jewison the film and his screenplay were nominated for Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a Writers Guild of America Award. He has also written short fiction, a novella 'Snatch: The Adventures of David and Me in Old New York' for young readers, screenplays for CBS, Showtime, NBC and PBS, and worked as a motion picture producer.
In 1996, Clinton Turner Davis directed the acclaimed revival of August Wilson's JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE at New Federal Theatre, winner of six AUDELCO awards including Outstanding Production and Direction. His 1994 production of Carlyle Brown's THE AFRICAN COMPANY PRESENTS RICHARD III (Acting Company) also earned AUDELCO awards for Outstanding Direction and EnsemblE. Davis' other award-winning productions include Athol Fugard's MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA! At Dallas Theatre Center, BLACK NATIVITY at Freedom Theatre and Eric Overmyer's ON THE VERGE.