Attic Theater's THE MNEMONIST OF DUTCHESS COUNTY to Play Theatre Row, Now thru 3/2
The Attic Theater Company will present THE MNEMONIST OF DUTCHESS COUNTY, a new comedy written by Josh Koenigsberg (Herman Kline's Midlife Crisis, Al's Business Cards) and directed by Laura Savia, which will be performed at The Beckett Theatre -Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, at 9th Avenue) from tonight, February 8th through Saturday, March 2, 2013. THE MNEMONIST OF DUTCHESS COUNTY will open on Wednesday, February 13. Tickets are $25 and are on sale via Telecharge and can be purchased by calling 212-239-6200 or online at www.telecharge.com.
In the bittersweet comedy THE MNEMONIST OF DUTCHESS COUNTY, campus security guard Milo Masowski's determination to woo a lovely local bar owner is only hampered by one thing: an unlimited memory, which makes him spout out pretty much every unromantic thing he's ever heard in his life.
THE MNEMONIST OF DUTCHESS COUNTY has set design by Julia Noulin-Merat, costume design by Travis Chinick, lighting design by David Upton and sound design by Stowe Nelson. The casting director is Lexie Pregosin.
THE MNEMONIST OF DUTCHESS COUNTY follows Josh Koenigsberg's plays Herman Kline's Midlife Crisis (2011) and Al's Business Cards (2009) which also enjoyed well-received runs Off-Broadway on Theatre Row. The New York Times called Al's Business Cards "A zippy new comedy that rarely goes anyplace you're expecting, which is what makes it so tasty," and nytheatre.com said it was "delightful." The New York Times wrote Herman Kline's Midlife Crisis "is a bittersweet and heartbreaking comedy" and TheaterMania.com said the play "is tightly-constructed and full of richly-drawn characters."
Josh Koenigsberg's plays have been produced/developed at Atlantic Theater Company, Naked Angels, The Old Vic, The Public, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and others. His plays include Herman Kline's Midlife Crisis, which was presented by At Play at The Beckett Theatre in 2011 (e-published on Indie Theater Now), Al's Business Cards, which was presented by At Play at The Lion Theatre in 2009 (published by Samuel French); Dance Lessons (published by Samuel French), and Whiffman On The Mound, which was recently selected as an inaugural winner for The Alec Baldwin Fellowship. A member of the Ars Nova Play Group, At Play, and Old Vic New Voices, Josh also writes for "Naked Radio" a monthly podcast produced by Naked Angels.
Laura Savia's directing credits include The Color of Justice (TheatreworksUSA), The Urban Dictionary Plays, The Wii Plays, and I am Frightened of My Body (Ars Nova), Pinter's The Lover (Drama League), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (NYU/Strasberg), Ski Dubai (At Play), and the 24 Hour Plays, as well as readings and workshops for The Public Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, Atlantic Theater Company, 2econd Stage, Naked Angels, and Ma-Yi Theater Company, among others. Assistant directing includes productions with Michael Mayer, Diane Paulus, Neil Pepe and Daniel Sullivan, most recently the Broadway production of The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino. Laura is the Director of the Workshop at Williamstown Theatre Festival. She spent five seasons on Atlantic Theater Company's staff, including two as Literary Associate. Co-conceiver and director of The Living Newspaper, which has performed at Joe's Pub, Le Poisson Rouge, and Club Oberon. 2009 Drama League Directing Fellow. Alumna of Northwestern University.
The Attic Theater Company, now in its fifth season, has presented numerous mainstage productions, and offers voice to developing writers through their Emerging Playwrights Program. The New York Times praised their site-specific production of The Argument as having an "adventurous theatrical spirit that yields haunting moments." At the Fringe Festival, their sold-out run of Sam Gooley's new play, This One Time in Last Chance, was hailed by nytheater.com as "a top-notch job on every possible level . . . well crafted, expertly executed, and completely enjoyable." The Attic Theater Company is Laura Braza, Artistic Director; Ted Caine, Executive Director; Monica Hammond, Artistic Producer; and Thomas Matthews, Artistic Associate; Forrest Leo, Resident Playwright; Julia Noulin-Meret, Resident Scenic Designer; and Lexie Pregosin, Resident Casting Director.
THE MNEMONIST OF DUTCHESS COUNTY will be performed at The Beckett Theatre / Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) from tonight, February 8 through March 2, 2013. The performance scheduled is Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm. There will be Saturday matinees at 2pm on February 9 and March 2. Tickets are $25 and are on sale via Telecharge.com (212-239-6200).