Rehearsals for YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA at Playwrights Horizons Begin Next Week
Rehearsals begin next Tuesday, March 4 for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) World Premiere production of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA, a new play by Kirk Lynn (Co-Artistic Director, Austin's Rude Mechanicals).
Directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), the production will begin previews Friday evening, March 28 at 7:30 PM with an Opening Night set for Monday, April 21 at 7PM. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, May 11 at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street).
The cast of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA will feature 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 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.
A special online pre-sale for tickets will begin today, Tuesday, February 25 at 12 Noon. For the first 24 hours only, $35 discount tickets (regularly $60) can be purchased exclusively via Playwrights Horizons' Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/PlaywrightsHorizons.
Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, February 26, single tickets ($60-75), will go on sale to the general public. As of that date, single tickets 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).
A ticketing initiative created as part of Playwrights Horizons' Arts Access program, LIVEforFIVE makes available $5 tickets for the first preview performance of each Playwrights Horizons production through a lottery via the company's website. The LIVEforFIVE lottery for YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA will be for tickets to the first preview on Friday, March 28 at 7:30 PM. Details for the lottery are as follows: beginning Wednesday, March 19 at 10AM, 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. 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 for Mainstage shows via the lottery.