Photo Flash: Glenn Close Visits Julia Stiles at PHOENIX!

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Scott Organ's dark romantic comedy Phoenix, directed by Jennifer DeLia and starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Julia Stiles and James Wirt recently opened at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street), where it plays a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23. Glenn Close just came to see Stiles, her co-star in the upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gilly Hopkins, and you can check out a photo from backstage below.

When Bruce (James Wirt) and Sue (Julia Stiles) meet four weeks after an uncharacteristic one-night-stand, Sue has this to say to him: one, I had a great time with you that night and two, let's never see each other again. Thus begins a 4,000 mile journey well beyond the confines of their carefully structured worlds. Bruce is fueled by an overwhelming but undefined compulsion to join her inPhoenix. Sue is reluctantly charmed by his persistence, but steadfast in her resolve to keep him at bay. Both are forced to consider a whole new world of possibility, though not one free of difficulty and loss.Phoenix is a one-act dark romantic comedy.

PHOENIX premiered at the 34th Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actor's Theatre of Louisville on March 5, 2010, and received its Off-Broadway premiere produced by The Barrow GroupTheatre Company on April 10, 2010.

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