Brandon and Jason Dirden Join TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, Original Cast of RUINED and More Set for Labyrinth's PULITZER FEST; Full Lineup!

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Brandon and Jason Dirden Join TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, Original Cast of RUINED and More Set for Labyrinth's PULITZER FEST; Full Lineup!

Labyrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, downtown ensemble, announced today the final additions to the lineup for Pulitzer Fest, a festival of play readings celebrating Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, featuring Labyrinth Theater Company Members and Guest Artists. Five plays will be presented over the course of one week, followed by additional free play readings on the weekend, including Harvey, How I Learned to Drive, They Knew What They Wanted, and more. Full schedule is below.

On Saturday, April 12, at 6:00pm, there will also be a Pulitzer Cabaret, an evening of award winning songs from Pulitzer Prize-winning musicals including Next to Normal, Rent, Fiorello!, A Chorus Line, Sunday in the Park with George, South Pacific, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Of Thee I Sing.

In additional casting news, Brandon J. Dirden and Jason Dirden have been added to the April 7th reading of Topdog/Underdog. Members of the original cast of Ruined, including Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Cherise Boothe, Chris Chalk, Chiké Johnson, Kevin Mambo, Tom Mardirosian, and Portia, will reunite for the 8pm performance on Wednesday, April 9.

A post-show discussion with the playwright and a guest moderator will follow select readings for weekday performances. The plays will be presented at Labyrinth's home in New York City's West Village, the Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street).

Labyrinth Theater is devoted to creating affordable and accessible theater experiences for all. From April 7th through April 11th, tickets start at $20 for each performance. On Saturday, April 12th and Sunday, April 13th, free tickets will be available for all readings 90 minutes prior to each reading at the Bank Street Theater Box Office. A select number of $10 Priority Passes will be available for all weekend readings allowing front of line access and advanced seat reservation (maximum two per person per reading). More information is available on www.labtheater.org.

Each purchased ticket includes a complimentary beer courtesy of Sixpoint Brewery (http://sixpoint.com).

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Saturday, April 12

The Teahouse Of The August Moon (1953)
by John Patrick
12:00pm

They Knew What They Wanted (1925)
by Sidney Howard
3:00pm

Pulitzer Cabaret
An evening of award winning songs from Pulitzer Prize-winning musicals including Next to Normal, Rent, Fiorello!, A Chorus Line, Sunday in the Park with George, South Pacific, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Of Thee I Sing.
6:00pm

No Place To Be Somebody (1970)
by Charles Gordone
9:00pm

Sunday, April 13

The Effect Of Gamma Rays On Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds (1971)
by Paul Zindel
12:00pm

Harvey (1945)
by Mary Chase
3:00pm

How I Learned To Drive (1998)
by Paula Vogel
6:00pm

You Can't Take It With You (1937)
by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
9:00pm

AS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED:

Topdog/Underdog
written and directed by Suzan-Lori Parks
with Brandon J. Dirden and Jason Dirden
Monday, April 7 at 8pm
*talk-back with Suzan to follow the performance

I Am My Own Wife
by Doug Wright
with Eric Bogosian
Tuesday, April 8 at 8pm
*talk-back with Doug to follow the performance

Ruined
by Lynn Nottage
directed by Maria Mileaf
with members of the original cast, including
Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Cherise Boothe, Chris Chalk, Chiké Johnson, Kevin Mambo,
Tom Mardirosian, and Portia.
Wednesday, April 9 at 8pm
*talk-back with Lynn to follow the performance

Driving Miss Daisy
by Alfred Uhry
directed by John Gould Rubin
with Ellen Burstyn and Isaiah Whitlock, Jr.
Thursday, April 10 at 8pm

Our Town
by Thornton Wilder
with Portia, Scott Hudson, Russell G. Jones, Daphne Rubin-Vega,
David Zayas, and Liza Colon-Zayas
Friday, April 11 at 8pm

LABYRINTH THEATER COMPANY is a diverse, award-winning ensemble of artists who have changed the face of American theater through groundbreaking productions of provocative new plays. Founded in 1992 by a group of actors who wanted to push their artistic limits and tell new, more inclusive stories that expanded the boundaries of mainstream theater, Labyrinth has grown into a nationally renowned company of actors, directors, playwrights and designers from a wide array of cultural perspectives. Over the past 20 years, Labyrinth has developed hundreds of original works and premiered over 60 new American plays here in New York including Guinea Pig Solo, Jack Goes Boating, Jesus Hopped The A Train, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Our Lady of 121st Street, Sailor's Song, Sistah Supreme, and the Company's multi-Tony nominated Broadway debut, The Motherf**ker With The Hat.

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