Two River Theater Presents Ethan Lipton's NO PLACE TO GO, 10/6-11/4
Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2012-2013 Season with Ethan Lipton's No Place to Go, a musical composed by Ethan Lipton, Eben Levy, Ian M. Riggs, and Vito Dieterle and performed by Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra. The production is directed by Two River Associate Artist Leigh Silverman. Performances will begin on Saturday, October 6 and continue through Sunday, November 4 in Two River's Marion Huber Theater, which has been transformed into a cabaret space for this production, with food and beverages from et al fine food available for purchase at each performance. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or www.trtc.org.
The corporation where he's worked for the past 10 years is moving to another planet, and Ethan Lipton doesn't want to go. The work of a truly original American theater artist, No Place to Go is a deeply compassionate musical ode to America's work force, steeped in musical traditions including jazz, blues, folk, country, and lounge. Capturing the vagaries of everyday life with wry humor and universal appeal, No Place to Go is a love letter to friends, family, and country.
No Place to Go is performed by Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra, which includes Eben Levy (guitar), Ian M. Riggs (upright bass), and Vito Dieterle (sax), a trio that has been playing with him for seven years. The band has released five albums, including a studio recording of No Place to Go. Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra received an Obie Award for the show, which was commissioned and originally produced by Joe's Pub at The Public Theater.
Working with director Leigh Silverman and her design team, including scenic designer Rachael Hauck, and lighting designer Ben Stanton, Two River Theater has transformed its flexible Marion Huber performance space into an intimate music club with cabaret-style seating for this production. Local restaurant et al fine food & events, a catering and event-planning company founded by executive chef Kimberly Ramin, will create a special menu, with food and beverages available for purchase beginning one hour before show time at every performance. For more information about et al, visit etalfinefood.com.
"Ethan Lipton combines the qualities of an 'old-timey' musician and a great contemporary downtown jazz artist," says Artistic Director John Dias. "He brings a truly unique sensibility to his work both as a playwright and with his Orchestra, a trio of fantastic musicians. One of the things I love about No Place is that it gets to the heart of what it means to be a 'working artist.' To produce this unconventional musical, we invited Leigh Silverman and our designers to open up the possibilities of the Marion Huber Theater in an exciting way, both for the theater and our audiences."
Ethan Lipton's new play Red-Handed Otter is running at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York through October 6, produced by Playwrights Realm. His play Luther was produced as part of the 2012 Clubbed Thumb Summerworks Festival. His plays have been seen and heard in New York, Los Angeles, Edinburgh (Scotland), and Berne (Austria), and at The Public, Lark Play Development Center, 3LD, HERE Arts Center, and other theaters. He is a winner of a Drama-Logue Award for playwriting, and he has been a Kesselring Prize nominee and a member of The Public Theater's inaugural Emerging Writers Group. As a performer, Ethan has collaborated with Laurie Anderson, Matt Berninger of the National, Elevator Repair Service, and dance company El Gato Teatro.