Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Online Lottery Entries for 'KAMA SUTRA'
Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Wednesday, March 19, for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the World Premiere of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA, a new play by Kirk Lynn and directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs).
The LIVEforFIVE lottery for YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA will be for tickets to two performances: the first preview on Friday evening, March 28 at 7:30 PM, as well as the preview on Sunday evening, March 30 at 7PM. The production has an Opening Night set for Monday, April 21 at 7PM and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, May 11 at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street).
A ticketing initiative created in 2007 as part of Playwrights Horizons' Arts Access program, LIVEforFIVE makes a limited number of $5 tickets available for the first preview performance of each Playwrights Horizons production through a lottery via the company's website (www.PHnyc.org).
Details for the LIVEforFIVE lottery are as follows: beginning today, theatergoers can enter the lottery by filling out an entry form at www.PHnyc.org. Entries will be accepted until Monday, March 24 at 12 Noon. Winners of the lottery will be notified via email no later than 3PM on Tuesday, March 25 with instructions on how to book their $5 tickets. Winners may choose the Friday, March 28 or Sunday, March 30 evening performances. Unclaimed tickets will be offered via email to a limited standby list starting at 12 Noon on Wednesday, March 26 on a first-come, first-served basis. One or two tickets may be purchased for $5 each. A limited number of tickets will be available via the lottery.
The cast of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA features Maxx Brawer (Don't Go Gentle), Zoë Sophia Garcia (La Ruta), Rebecca Henderson (The Whale, The Retributionists at PH; Too Much, Too Much, Too Many), Will Pullen (Marie Antoinette), Chris Stack (Marie Antoinette, Killers & Other Family) and Sarah Sutherland (Beneath the Harvest Sky, Catherine Meyer on Veep).
Carla (Ms. Garcia) agrees to marry Reggie (Mr. Stack) on one condition: to break down any walls between them, they'll reenact their individual sexual histories with one another, good and bad, for better or worse. Years later, these stories bring unexpected hope to their household, now forced to confront those barriers a second time. Kirk Lynn's tough-love comedy navigates the boundaries of intimacy, finding startling empathy in the story of a father hell-bent on saving his family.
The production features scenic design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by Tony Award winner Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Ben Stanton and original music and sound design by Daniel Kluger. Production Stage Manager is Vanessa Coakley.
The performance schedule for YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA will be Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2 & 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 & 7PM. Single tickets ($60-75) may be purchased online via www.TicketCentral.com, by phone at (212) 279-4200 (Noon-8pm daily) and in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).
Through the new ticketing program FIRST ROW SUNDAYS, launched this season, Playwrights Horizons makes available front row tickets for all Sunday evening performances. Tickets, $25 each, will be available for those age 30 years and younger and can be purchased in advance online via www.TicketCentral.com, by phone at (212) 279-4200 (Noon-8pm daily), or in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues). Tickets are limited to one per customer and are subject to availability. Purchased tickets for FIRST ROW SUNDAYS can be picked up one hour before curtain on the day of the performance, with proof of age required at the door.
Also reflecting Playwrights Horizons' ongoing commitment to making its productions more affordable to younger audiences, the theater company will offer HOTtix, $25 rush tickets, subject to availability, day of performance only, starting one hour before showtime to patrons aged 30 and under. Proof of age required. One ticket per person, per purchase. Cash only.
LIVEforFIVE, FIRST ROW SUNDAYS and HOTtix are three of Playwrights Horizons' popular Arts Access initiatives, which allow the institution to reach out to those who may not be able to afford the cost of a full-price theater ticket. This program is supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, McGraw Hill Financial and an Anonymous Individual Donor.
Currently playing at Playwrights Horizons on the Mainstage Theater is the critically-acclaimed hit STAGE KISS, the New York premiere of a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl, directed by Rebecca Taichman (extended through April 6). Following STAGE KISS and YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA, the Playwrights Horizons' 2013/2014 Season will conclude with FLY BY NIGHT: A NEW MUSICAL, conceived by Kim Rosenstock, written by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick and Ms. Rosenstock, directed by Carolyn Cantor (May 16-June 29).
Two ticket packages to Playwrights Horizons' 2013/2014 season are still available: FlexPass (4+ tickets, $45-50 per ticket); and Membership ($55 membership fee + one ticket at $40 or less for any or all shows, as desired). In addition to discounts on all season productions, subscribers receive priority booking and seating, ticket exchange privileges, parking and dining discounts, and exclusive mailings of Playwrights Horizons Bulletins. Packages are available at www.TicketCentral.com.