Atlantic Theater Company Concludes Season With 10X25, 6/15-26

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Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) concludes its 25th Anniversary season with a celebration of its history with 10x25, an all-commissioned, one-act festival of ten-minute plays by twenty-five of the extraordinary playwrights who have been produced there since 1985. 10x25 unites and reunites Atlantic ensemble members, playwrights, and frequent guest actors and directors in three separate offerings of ten minute plays, which run the gamut of theatrical styles and content.

Now through June 12: SERIES B

Practice by Annie Baker
Directed by Annie Baker
With Reed Birney, Michael Chernus, Nick Choksi, Mary McCann, Susan Pourfar, Danielle Slavick

The Naked Eye by Jez Butterworth
Directed by Neil Pepe
with Zosia Mamet

The New Paradigm by Keith Reddin
Directed by Neil Pepe
With Larry Bryggman, Rod McLachlan, Stephen Park

Caution: This Bus Kneels. Stand Clear by Tina Howe
Director: Christian Parker
With Kate Blumberg, Larry Bryggman, David Fonteno, Mary Beth Peil, Susan Pourfar, Joey Slotnick

The Sell by Craig Lucas
Directed by Neil Pepe
With Talia Balsam, Mary McCann

Smiling by Edwin Sanchez
Directed by Jaime Castaneda
With Reed Birney, Michael Chernus

There You Are by Leslie Ayvazian
Directed by Leslie Ayvazian
With Mary Beth Peil, Maria Tucci

This Backstage Life by Bill Wrubel
Directed by Todd Weeks
With Kate Blumberg, Larry Bryggman, John Early, Rick Holmes, Rod McLachlan, Mary Beth Peil, Joey Slotnick

June 15 - 26: SERIES C

Two Dads by David Auburn
Directed by Hilary Hinckle
With Zach, Grenier and Ray Anthony Thomas

I Need a Quote by Tom Donaghy
Directed by Anya Saffir
With Kate Blumberg and Eddie Cahill

Sold by Moira Buffini
Directed by Scott Zigler
With Kathryn Erbe and TR Knight

Run by Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Jackson Gay
With Michael Countryman and Sydney Matthews

As Himself by Kevin Heelan
Directed by Christian Parker
With Marcia DeBonis, Kari Nicolle, Chris Myers, and Ray Anthony Thomas

Dada Woof Papa Hot by Peter Parnell
Directed by Jackson Gay
With Brad Heberlee and Rick Holmes

Inside Play by Kate Robin
Directed by Anya Saffir
With Anthony Arkin and Ilana Levine

Evanescence by Sam Shepard
Directed by Neil Pepe
With Kathryn Erbe and Nic Novicki

In Which I Tender My Resignation by Jeff Whitty
Directed by Matt McGrath
With Anthony Arkin, Kate Gersten, and Jeff Whitty

Series A was performed May 18-29, and featured plays from Ethan Coen, Kia Corthron, David Mamet, Kate Moira Ryan, John Guare, Stephen Belber, Lucy Thurber, and David Pittu. Featured actors included Michael Chernus, Tim Blake Nelson, Greg Stuhr, Lisa Gorlitsky, Kristin Griffith, Michelle Hurst, Peter Maloney, Christa Scott-Reed, Zackary Grady, Jordan Lage, Kristen Johnston, Glenn Fitzgerald, Omar Sangare, Mary McCann, Mikaela Feely-Lehmann, Ben McKenzie, Aaron Farenback-Brateman, and David Pittu, with direction by Neil Pepe, Karen Kohlhaas, Jaime Castaneda, Christian Parker, Neil Pepe, Lucie Tiberghien, Hilary Hinckle and David Pittu.

10x25 is currently playing at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street) through Sunday, June 26. Series B runs June 1-12; Series C runs June 15-26. Both series runs two weeks: Wednesday-Sunday at 7:30 the first week, Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 the second week, with Saturday and Sunday matinees each week at 2:30. Series A ran May 18-29.

10x25 features scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Katja Andreiev lighting design by Eric Southern, and sound design by Tony Smolenski IV.

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is the award winning off-Broadway theater company dedicated to producing great plays simply and truthfully utilizing an artistic ensemble. Atlantic believes that the story of the play and the intent of the playwright are at the core of the creative process. Atlantic maintains an ensemble of acclaimed actors, writers and directors including Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and director David Mamet and Academy Award® nominated actor William H. Macy who founded Atlantic twenty five years ago in 1985.

Atlantic and Neil Pepe were awarded a 2009 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Body of Work last season for "exceptional craftsmanship, dedication to excellence and productions that engage, inspire and enlighten." In 2006, Atlantic was awarded the Lucille Lortel Prize for Outstanding Body of Work as its critically acclaimed production of Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant Of Inishmore transferred to Broadway, where it was nominated for five 2006 Tony Awards® including Best Play.

Atlantic's acclaimed world premiere production of its first musical Spring Awakening, with music by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Steven Sater and direction by Michael Mayer, won 8 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical.

Atlantic's 2009-2010 season featured Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Mamet returning to the company he founded with a double bill of one-act plays - the world premiere of School and the New York premiere of Keep Your Pantheon, directed by Neil Pepe; fellow Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Sam Shepard made his Atlantic debut with the U.S. premiere of The Abbey Theatre's production of Ages of the Moon, starring Stephen Rea and Sean McGinley; Bekah Brunstetter made her Off-Broadway debut with the world premiere of Oohrah!; the critically acclaimed American premiere of Moira Buffini's play Gabriel directed by David Esbjornson and starring Tony Award® nominee Zach Grenier and Lisa Emery; and the extended sold out world premiere engagement of Stephen Belber's play Dusk Rings a Bell, directed by Sam Gold and starring Paul Sparks and Kate Walsh.

In the 2008-2009 season, Atlantic and Druid's critically acclaimed production of Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan, directed by Tony Award® winner Garry Hynes, was extended three times and received four 2009 Lucille Lortel Award nominations including Outstanding Revival, three Outer Critics Circle Award nominations including Outstanding Revival, a Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Revival, and was awarded a 2009 Lortel for Outstanding Ensemble Performance.

Since its inception, Atlantic has produced over 125 productions including the Tony Award® winning play The Beauty Queen of Leenane, the world premieres of Academy Award® winner Ethan Coen's comedies Almost an Evening and Offices, Annie Baker's Body Awareness, Woody Allen's A Second Hand Memory and Writer's Block, David Mamet's Romance and his adaptations of The Voysey Inheritance and Dangerous Corner, the musicals Spring Awakening and 10 Million Miles with music by Patty Griffin and book by Keith Bunin, Conor McPherson's Port Authority, Peter Parnell's Trumpery, Jez Butterworth's Parlour Song, Craig Lucas' Missing Persons and This Thing of Darkness, Lucy Thurber's Scarcity, Howard Korder's Boys Life, The Lights and Sea of Tranquility, Beau Willimon's Farragut North, Bekah Brunstetter's Oohrah!, David Pittu's What's That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling, Tina Howe's translations of Ionesco's Bald Soprano and The Lesson, Kevin Heelan's Distant Fires, Leslie Ayvazian's Make Me, Tom Donaghy's Minutes From The Blue Route, Edwin Sanchez's Trafficking in Broken Hearts and Clean, the American premieres of Joe Penhall's Blue/Orange, Conor McPherson's Dublin Carol, Jez Butterworth's The Night Heron, the New York premieres of Jez Butterworth's Mojo, Rolin Jones' The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow and Peter Parnell's The Cider House Rules as well as revivals of David Mamet's American Buffalo and Edmond, Harold Pinter's The Hothouse and the double bill of Celebration and The Room and Harold Brighouse's Hobson's Choice.

ATLANTIC STAGE 2 is located at 330 West 16th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets for 10x25 are $55 and available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 (ticketcentral.com).

www.atlantictheater.org

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