Theater for the New City Announces PIT Cast

Theater for the New City Announces PIT Cast

Long View Theater Company presents Pit, a new play by Melisa Annis. Jeff Woodbridge directs a cast of eight including Patrick Eichner, Samantha Jones*, Kurt Kelly*, Jake Levitt, Molly Lovell, Sarah Matteucci, Ted McGuinness, and Michael Mraz. Pit will run at the Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York City 10003 for sixteen performances, February 28-March 17, 2013. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase.

n Pit, the residents of a Welsh mining village are pushed to the brink as the Iron Lady tightens her grip on Britain. The play explores how these people cope with adversity and the lengths to which they will go to survive as the miner's strike of 1984 brings out the best and the worst of this tight-knit community.

Pit is produced by Long View Theater Company. Set Designer: Maria Plavsic; Lighting Designer: Kia Rogers; Costume designer: Deanna Frieman; Sound Designer: Josh Millican; Stage Manager: Alicia Thompson; Assistant Stage Manager/Props: Jenny Santos; Publicist: Paul Siebold, Off Off PR.

Pit plays for sixteen performances on the following schedule: Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm; Saturday, July 28 at 3pm and Sundays at 3pm.

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting smarttix.com.

The run time for Pit is approximately 2 hour with one intermission.

Melisa Annis (playwright) Always a keen writer from a young age, it took Melisa a move to New York to find her voice and write about 'what she knew' which was Wales. Melisa was recently awarded the Rockwell Scholarship by Primary Stages to continue working within their mentoring system for writers. With the incredible support of ESPA/Primary Stages, Winter Miller, Jeff Woodbridge and of course Longview Theater Pit, the story of often forgotten communities in South Wales, is becoming an exciting reality on the stage in New York City.

Jeff Woodbridge (director) NYC Theatre: And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little (Long View Theater Co.); Spring Tides (Boomerang Theatre Co.); Stripper Lesbians, On Top (Rising Sun Performance Co.); Regional Theatre: Recent Tragic Events, The Masters (Unbalancing Act); Tuna and Tea (FourPlay); Riches (In the Moment Theatre); A Story of the Unspoken, Independence (Freehold Theatre).

Longview Theater Company believes in honestly portraying the human condition with compassion and humor. We want to inspire audiences and give voice to original points of view. We believe theater can provoke thoughtful discussion by portraying the powerful movements, harsh situations, and myriad of inter-connections that end up defining people's lives. Through this portrayal, we gain understanding of ourselves and our own stories. Long View's inaugural production of And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little by Paul Zindel was hailed by critics as "A near-perfect production," "A gem, every facet gleaming in a perfect setting." and "A moving evening of theater." Pit is their second production.

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