New Drama STALKING THE BOGEYMAN to Play Off-Broadway's New World Stages This Fall

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New Drama STALKING THE BOGEYMAN to Play Off-Broadway's New World Stages This Fall

After making headlines across the country in 2011, David Holthouse's true story is now the subject of the new Off-Broadway drama STALKING THE BOGEYMAN, set to begin performances at New World Stages this September.

This fall, NewYorkRep is pleased to present the Off-Broadway premiere of the new stage drama STALKING THE BOGEYMAN at New World Stages (340 W. 50th St.). Preview performances are set to begin on Friday, September 12, with an official Opening Night on Monday, September 29 (7 p.m.).

Based on the true story of David Holthouse as first told in the Denver Westword newspaper, STALKING THE BOGEYMAN was featured on the popular weekly public radio broadcast "This American Life" in 2011, which prompted an array of media coverage from national and international outlets including ABC News, "20/20," the New York Daily News, the London Daily Mail and more.

In the spring of 2003, David Holthouse was a successful, award-winning journalist. But no one knew that David had two dark secrets -- first, that 25 years ago he was the victim of a violent rape, and second, that he was quietly planning the ultimate revenge on the man responsible.

A story of transformation, healing and forgiveness of the highest order, STALKING THE BOGEYMAN follows one man's quest for revenge as he comes to grips with the killer inside him.

Adapted and directed by Markus Potter, STALKING THE BOGEYMAN was created from the original true story and subsequent news reports, as well as conversations with Holthouse, lectures he has given around the country and original text by the playwright, with additional writing by Santino Fontana, Shane Zeigler and Shane Stokes.

David Holthouse is an award-winning journalist, screenwriter and documentary filmmaker living in Anchorage, Alaska. His work has been published in national magazines including Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, The Nation and many more.

Markus Potter is the artistic director of NewYorkRep, which is dedicated to developing and producing new work by emerging artists. His producing and directing credits include The Velocity of Autumn on Broadway, Black Wizard/Blue Wizard by Dave Malloy at Incubator Arts and Why You Beasting? at The Players Theatre Off -Broadway.

Casting for the Off-Broadway production will be announced soon.

The production features scenic design by David Goldstein, lighting design by Cory Pattak and sound design and original composition by Erik T. Lawson.

STALKING THE BOGEYMAN had its world-premiere production last fall at the North Carolina Stage Company.

The New York premiere production is produced by NewYorkRep, R. Erin Craig / La Vie Productions, Soumyo Sarkar, David Syner and Wolfstone Productions; Santa Barbara Holdings, James Seiler & David Smith and Adam Richman are Associate Producers. For more information, visit www.stalkingthebogeyman.com.

STALKING THE BOGEYMAN will play at Off-Broadway's New World Stages (340 W. 50th St.). Preview performances begin Friday, September 12. The regular performance schedule is as follows: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. [Dark on Tuesday]. SCHEDULE EXCEPTION: There will be no matinee performance on Saturday, September 13. The Opening Night performance on Monday, September 29 is at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $79 are available beginning Monday, July 21 by visiting Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200 or by visiting the New World Stages Box Office. A limited number of $99 premium seats are available for all performances (subject to availability). Audience Rewards members will have an exclusive window to purchase tickets a week before the general public, beginning Monday, July 14. Visit AudienceRewards.com for more information.

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