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Corthron's 'A COOL DIP IN THE BARREN SAHARAN CRICK' Completes Playwrights Horizon's 2009/2010 Season

Corthron's 'A COOL DIP IN THE BARREN SAHARAN CRICK' Completes Playwrights Horizon's 2009/2010 Season

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, proudly announces the sixth and final production of its upcoming 2009/2010 Season, as well as additional casting. Presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street, the new production will be:

A COOL DIP IN THE BARREN SAHARAN CRICK - the World Premiere of a new play by Playwrights Horizons alumna Kia Corthron (Breath, Boom at Playwrights Horizons, Force Continuum), directed by Obie Award winner Chay Yew (Durango at The Public). A co-production with The Play Company (Kate Loewald, Founding Producer) and Culture Project (Allan Buchman, Artistic Director).

Additional Season casting has been announced for two productions:

Obie Award winner Eisa Davis (Passing Strange, seen this past season in her own play Angela's Mix Tape as part of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival), Glenn Fitzgerald (Lortel nomination for Lobby Hero at Playwrights Horizons, Brian Darling on ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money") and Louis Cancelmi (The Singing Forest, Blasted) join Parker Posey (Lortel Award for Hurlyburly and Lortel nomination for Fifth of July, over 50 films including Superman Returns, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, The House of Yes) in THIS, the World Premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (Suitcase, [sic]), directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin ([sic], eight seasons as Artistic Director of Soho Rep).

Obie Award winner Reed Birney (last season's The Savannah Disputation at Playwrights Horizons, Blasted, "Gossip Girl"), Tony Award nominee Peter Friedman (Ragtime, Playwrights Horizons' The Heidi Chronicles, 2009 Drama Desk nomination for Body Awareness) and Obie Award winner Deirdre O'Connell (Manic Flight Reaction at Playwrights Horizons, Drama Desk nomination for Love and Anger) join the cast of CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION, the World Premiere of a new play by Annie Baker (Body Awareness at Atlantic Theater Company), directed by Sam Gold (Rag and Bone at Rattlestick, The Black Eyed at New York Theatre Workshop).

Additional casting information will be announced in the coming months. Bios and production details for all six productions of the 2009/2010 Season can be found starting on page 3 of this release.
Subscriptions to Playwrights Horizons' 2009/2010 season are now available in 6-show (four Mainstage productions and two productions in The Peter Jay Sharp Theater) or 4-show (four Mainstage productions) packages. Packages include "Silver Pass" (6-show with additional benefits, $330-335), "Anytime" (6-show $260-265, 4-show $195-200), "Matinees" (6-show $240-245, 4-show $175-180), "Previews and Sunday Nights" (6-show $225-230, 4-show $160-165), "Patron" (two 6-show packages with exclusive benefits, $1250), "FlexPass" (6 tickets $270-275, 4 tickets $200-205), "30&Under FlexPass" (6 tickets $120, 4 tickets $80) and "Student FlexPass" (6 tickets, $60, 4 tickets $40). In addition to discounts on all Mainstage season attractions, subscribers receive priority seating, ticket exchange privileges, parking and dining discounts, and exclusive mailings of Playwrights Horizons Bulletins.

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