Photo Flash: First Look at Jake Jeppson's THE CLEARING Off-Broadway

Theatre at St. Clement's will host the World Premiere of The Clearing, written by Jake Jeppson (Jerome Fellowship recipient) and directed by Josh Hecht (Drama Desk Award winner for Christine Jorgensen Reveals). The Clearing runs Off-Broadway now through February 9, 2014. Previews began January 15 for a January 19 opening. Theatre at St. Clement''s is located at 423 West 46th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues in New York City. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Jake Jeppson's The Clearing is the story of two brothers bound together by a terrible secret they''ve guarded for 18 years. The Ellis''s are a typical American family. But the intense and all-consuming love they share for each other has kept them locked in their tight-knit world for almost two decades. When a handsome stranger inserts himself into their circle, mother and sons must decide whether they are willing to break the bonds that have forced them together for so long. The Clearing is an exploration of the difference between loving someone and living for them by an exciting new theatrical voice.

The cast includes Allison Daugherty (Sir Peter Hall's An Ideal Husband on Broadway, Holiday on Broadway, As Bees in Honey Drown Off-Broadway), Gene Gallerano (Ivanov at Classic Stage Company, Sheila Callaghan's Kate Crackernuts at The Flea), Brian McManamon (Bodega Bay at Abingdon, It or Her at P.S. 122, upcoming World Premiere of Rolin Jones and Billie Joe Armstrong's These Paper Bullets at Yale Rep), and Brian P. Murphy (Stephen King's A Good Marriage, upcoming film Back in the Day, two-time Golden Gloves boxing tournament competitor).

The creative team includes Daniel Zimmerman (Set Design), Gertjan Houben (Lighting Design), Tilly Grimes (Costume Design), Sam Kusnetz (Original Music & Sound Design) and Choreographic Movement by Lorin Latarro (Broadway''s Waiting For Godot). Emily Paige Ballou is the Production Stage Manager and Robert Levinstein (22Q Entertainment) is the General Manager.

Performances are Tuesdays - Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm with a special opening night show on Sunday, January 19 at 7pm. Tickets are $49.50 and can be purchased online at www.TheClearingPlayNYC.com or by calling 1-866-811-4111. A limited amount of $15 student rush tickets will be available at the box office before each performance. The running time is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission. The space is accessible from the 1,2,3,7,A,C,E,N,Q,R or S train to 42 Street.

Photo Credit: Hunter Canning

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Photo Flash: First Look at Jake Jeppson's THE CLEARING Off-Broadway
Brian P. Murphy (Chris Ellis) and Brian McManamon (Les Ellis) play brothers

Photo Flash: First Look at Jake Jeppson's THE CLEARING Off-Broadway
Brian P. Murphy (Chris Ellis) and Allison Daugherty (Ella Ellis, mother of Chris Ellis)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jake Jeppson's THE CLEARING Off-Broadway
Gene Gallerano (Peter), Brian McManamon (Les Ellis) and Brian P. Murphy (Chris Ellis)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jake Jeppson's THE CLEARING Off-Broadway
Brian McManamon (Les Ellis) and Allison Daugherty (Ella Ellis, mother of Les Ellis)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jake Jeppson's THE CLEARING Off-Broadway
Gene Gallerano (Peter)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jake Jeppson's THE CLEARING Off-Broadway
Brian P. Murphy (Chris Ellis) on top and Brian McManamon (Les Ellis) on bottom play brothers

Photo Flash: First Look at Jake Jeppson's THE CLEARING Off-Broadway
Gene Gallerano (Peter) on top and Brian McManamon (Les Ellis) on bottom play lovers

Photo Flash: First Look at Jake Jeppson's THE CLEARING Off-Broadway
Brian P. Murphy (Chris Ellis)

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