CHALK FARM to Make US Premiere at 59E59 Theaters' Brits Off Broadway, 5/21-6/8

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CHALK FARM to Make US Premiere at 59E59 Theaters' Brits Off Broadway, 5/21-6/8

The US premiere of CHALK FARM, written by Kieran Hurley & AJ Taudevin, will be directed by Neil Bettles as part of Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters, beginning May 21 and running through June 8. Opening night is slated for Wednesday, May 28, 2014.

An explosive new play centered around the aftermath of the 2011 London riots, CHALK FARM offers an uncompromising and ultimately heartbreaking examination of a fractured society. The relationship between a single mother and her teenage son is tested when she confronts him about his involvement in the looting of the Chalk Farm Estates.

Enhanced by rapid-fire multi-media elements and cutting edge trance music, CHALK FARM packs a powerful punch. It was called 'brilliant, sharp, poetic, passionate, full of searing insight into the politics of blame' by The Scotsman when it premiered at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It subsequently transferred to London's Bush Theatre as part of the Radar Festival this past fall.

The cast features Thomas Dennis and Julia Taudevin.

CHALK FARM is part of Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). CHALK FARM is produced by ThickSkin.

CHALK FARM begins performances on Wednesday, May 21 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 8. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.

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