AN INFINITE ACHE to Open 11/7 at The Gallery at Access Theater
AN IMPOSSIBLE THING PRODUCTIONS has announced the New York premiere of David Schulner's An Infinite Ache, directed by Joshua Warr. An Infinite Ache will play a limited three week engagement at The Gallery at Access Theater (380 Broadway, New York, NY 10013). Performances begin Thursday, November 7 and continue through Friday, November 22.)
Hope and Charles are a pair of lonely twenty-somethings about to end a supremely uninteresting first date. But just as they say good night, the myriad possibilities of their futures and a life shared together come rushing to meet them. From their first kiss to their first child, from a horrible tragedy to a second chance, this love story about an intercultural relationship between an Asian woman and a Jewish man charts the infinite directions in which two lives can travel.
In an effort to provide more opportunities for Asian-American actors in the New York theater scene, An Impossible Thing Productions decided to produce AN INFINITE ACHE which presents a strong female Asian-American protagonist. According to AAPAC (the Asian American Performing Arts Coalition), while 23% of casts on Broadway and off-Broadway theater casts are played by minority actors, only 3% of casts are Asian. Against the backdrop of two revivals of Romeo and Juliet starring interracial couples Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad on Broadway and Julian Cihi and Elizabeth Olsen at the Classic Stage, AN INFINITE ACHE is a play explicitly written to be interracial - featuring a Chinese-Filipina-American woman and a Jewish-American man. This reflects the United States today: where more than half of Americans have dated outside of their race and more than 15% of marriages are interracial (according to the US 2010 census and 2011 Council on Contemporary Families, respectively).
The production stars Eric Kuehnemann (Octopus Love Story and Spring and Jake, Firework Theater Company) and Nancy Sun (World Premiere of Pornography for the People).
The production features scenic design by Jason Lee Courson (Off-Broadway NEWSical and A Stoop On Orchard Street). Adam Samtur is the production stage manager and Case Aiken is the Assistant Stage Manager. Publicity by Katie Rosin/Kampfire PR.
AN INFINITE ACHE plays the following regular schedule through Friday, November 22*: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm.
*There is an additional performance on Tuesday, November 12th at 2 p.m.
Advance tickets are $15 and are available online at www.InfiniteAche.com . Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ hour prior to performance at $20.