Tickets On Sale For Albee's 'Occupant' Tomorrow, 4/9 at 1PM

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, April 9that1PMfor Signature Theatre Company's (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) world premiere production of Tony and Academy Award-winning actress Mercedes Ruehl and two-time Emmy winner and Tony nominee Larry Bryggman in Edward Albee'S OCCUPANT directed by Pam MacKinnon. Mr. Albee was Signature's 1993-1994 Playwright-in-Residence. Edward Albee'S OCCUPANT begins performances on May 6, 2008 and continues through June 29 at The Peter Norton Space located at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues). The production will have its official opening on June 5th.

Tickets are available on Signature's website at www.signaturetheatre.org, by phone at (212) 244-PLAY (7529) and in person at the Box Office at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues).

Signature Theatre Company caps off its 2007-2008 season with a Legacy Production as part of its Premiere Series, which presents new work by former Playwrights-in-Residence. Edward Albee'S OCCUPANT is a portrait of acclaimed sculptor Louise Nevelson and a quest to capture a charismatic and complex artist and persona. What is the relationship between creator and creation? Who was Louise Nevelson? Only she knew.

Sets will be designed by Christine Jones with Costumes by Jane Greenwood and Lights by David Lander.

Through The Signature Ticket Initiative, which seeks to make great theatre accessible to the broadest possible audience, all regularly-priced single tickets ($65) are available for $20 during the regular runs of each production for the entire season. The Signature Ticket Initiative continues through Signature's 20th Anniversary Season (2010-2011).

The Signature Ticket Initiative is made possible by the lead sponsorship of Time Warner, Inc. Generous support for The Signature Ticket Initiative is provided by Margot Adams, in memory of Mason Adams. Edward Albee'S OCCUPANT is supported, in part, by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional funding for Edward Albee'S OCCUPANT is provided by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and the Laura Pels Foundation.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE AND TICKETS
Performance Schedule:
May 6 - June 29, 2008
Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm,
Matinees Saturday & Sunday at 2pm
No Performance May 27th or June 6th

Ticketing:
Internet: www.signaturetheatre.org
By Phone: (212) 244-PLAY (7529)
In Person: Box Office - 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)

UPCOMING SEASONS

Signature's 2008-2009 Season will honor the body of work of The Negro Ensemble Company, whose contributions have helped shape America's theatrical heritage. Ruben Santiago-Hudson will be the Associate Artist for the season.

Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks (Venus, Topdog/Underdog), who turns American history on its head with her bold and lyrical riffs on race, literature and politics, will be Signature's Playwright-in-Residence for the 2009-2010 Season.

Signature's 20th Anniversary season (2010-2011) will conclude with Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner (Angels in America; Caroline, or Change), one of the most celebrated and renowned contemporary writers of his generation.
www.signaturetheatre.org

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