Playwright Thomas Ward to Replace Jonathan Fielding in Greyman's INTERNATIONAL FALLS

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Playwright Thomas Ward to Replace Jonathan Fielding in Greyman's INTERNATIONAL FALLSJonathan Fielding (Broadway's Pygmalion, The Seagull) has landed a role in the NBC drama pilot Odyssey and must step out of Thomas Ward's International Falls, a dark comedy about a stand-up comedian and a hotel desk clerk. Ward will play Fielding's role in Greyman Theatre Company's inaugural New York production February 27 through March 7 at The Tank (151 W. 46th St.). The official opening is February 28 at 7 p.m. The March 8 and 9 performances have been canceled.

The New York premiere of International Falls also stars Carrie Heitman (Off-Broadway's Phallacy) with sound design by Cynthia Booker. Daniel Hubbard directs.

Ward's other plays include Keeping Watch, Going with Jenny (co-written with Sherry Jo Ward), and Binge. He co-wrote the screenplay of the independent feature film Sironia starring Jeremy Sisto, Carrie Preston, and Tony Hale. As an actor, Ward was last seen in New York in The Unseen Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

According to Greyman, "International Falls explores what happens when a man who makes jokes about his own life meets someone who forces him to examine the truth behind them. Unhappy with his life and his marriage, yet touring the country trying to make people laugh, Tim meets Dee, an equally unhappy wife and mother working as a front desk receptionist at a hotel in International Falls, Minn. When they end up in bed together after his show, what begins as an unassuming one-night stand turns into an unexpected connection as two comedians, one burned out and one aspiring, discuss their insecurities, relationships, and comedy acts."

Greyman Theatre Company, founded in 2009 by Artistic Director Matt Tolbert and Managing Director Joshua Gonzales, is a non-profit theatre company in New York City with the mission to discover and cultivate new voices and support the growth of artists while fostering an engaging, challenging, and relevant dialogue with its audiences. For more information on Greyman, visit www.greymantheatreco.org.

Founded in 2003, The Tank is a Manhattan-based non-profit arts presenter. Curating across all disciplines, The Tank provides an artistic home to both new and established artists who are engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Combining free performance space, subsidized rehearsal space, discounted ticket prices, and promotional support, The Tank brings quality programming to a new generation of audiences for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists. For more information about The Tank, please visit www.thetanknyc.org.

International Falls will be performed at 9 p.m. February 27, 7 p.m. February 28, 7 p.m. March 1, and 7 p.m. March 7. The Tank is located at 151 W. 46th St., 8th Fl. $18 tickets are available now at www.greymantheatreco.org.

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