Photo Flash: Off-Broadway Opening Of EXIT CUCKOO
Working Theater celebrated the Off-Broadway opening of EXIT CUCKOO -- a new play written and performed by Lisa Ramirez about the intricate and colorful culture of nannies in New York and the people who employ them, at Theater Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) through May 17 -- with a party Thursday night at nearby West Bank Café.
Opening night guests joining Ms. Ramirez included the play's director Colman Domingo (recently seen on Broadway in "Passing Strange" and soon to be at The Vineyard Theatre in his own solo show "A Boy and His Soul"); actor Arthur French ("Dividing The Estate"); Tony Award-winner Andre De Shields ("The Full Monty"); playwright Betty Shamieh ("Roar"); costume designer Raul Aktanov; director Lisa Peterson ("End Days"); author David Strah ("Gay Dads: A Celebration of Fatherhood"); Working Theater's Artistic Director Connie Grappo, Producing Director Mark Plesent and Director of Special Events Laura Carbonell Smith; and others.
EXIT CUCKOO runs April 17-May 17, 2009 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street); Tuesdays at 7pm; Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $25. For reservations, contact www.ticketcentral.com or call 212-279-4200.
For more information about Working Theater and EXIT CUCKOO, visit www.theworkingtheater.org.
Photo credit: M. Plesent
Arthur French and Lisa Ramirez
Raul Aktanov and Lisa Peterson
Lisa Ramirez, Colman Domingo, Laura Carbonell Smith, and Andre De Shields