Attic Theater to Present NY Premiere of Tennessee Williams' THE NOTEBOOK OF TRIGORIN at The Flea, 5/3-18

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The Attic Theater Company will present the New York premiere of Tennessee Williams' THE NOTEBOOK OF TRIGORIN, directed by Laura Braza. Williams' adaptation of Anton Chekov's THE SEAGULL, THE NOTEBOOK OF TRIGORIN will be performed at The Flea (41 White Street -between Broadway & Church Streets) from Friday, May 3rd through Saturday, May 18th, 2013. THE NOTEBOOK OF TRIGORIN's Press Opening will be on Wednesday, May 8th. Tickets are $25.00 and are now on sale by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

A life-long admirer of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, Tennessee Williams often thought of directing a production of Chekhov's THE SEA GULL. His chance to interpret the play finally was realized near the end of his life with THE NOTEBOOK OF TRIGORIN. Williams' genius, combined with the powerful Russian classic, creates a daring new concept for today's American theatre. This fresh look at the classic gets to the heart of the play: what is it to be an artist and in love?

The cast of THE NOTEBOOK OF TRIGORIN includes Ted Caine (Medvedenko), Meredith Forlenza (Nina), Charise Greene (Arkadina), Jeremy Lawrence (Sorin), Allen McCullough (Dorn), Henry Packer (Shamrayev), Amelia Pedlow (Masha), Renee Petrofes (Polina), Nicholas Ritacco (Yakov), Will Sarratt (Constantine), and Michael Schantz (Trigorin), and Liz Tancredi (Sasha.).

THE NOTEBOOK OF TRIGORIN has set design by Julia Noulin-Merat, costume design by Tony nominee Michael Krass (THE LYONS, THE CONSTANT WIFE), lighting design by Libby Jensen, and sound design by Colleen Toole. The production manager is Forrest Leo, and the casting director is Lexie Pregosin.

Laura Braza is a freelance director, producer, script editor, and teaching artist in addition to helming the Attic as Artistic Director. Directing credits for the Attic include MOONCHILDREN, DARK RAPTURE, WONDERFUL WORLD, THIS ONE TIME IN LAST CHANCE, THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE and THE TUTORS. She has also produced and directed numerous staged readings and workshops for the Attic. Recent directing credits include SPEED-THE-PLOW, ESCAPE FROM HAPPINESS, WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE (Stella Adler/NYU), THE DISPUTE and IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE (Hangar Theater), and work at NYMF, Dixon Place, and Atlantic Theater Company's Stage II. Laura has assistant directed several critically acclaimed productions, including LOVE CHILD and a one-night revival of THE GOOD THIEF with Carl Forsman, as well as THE TEMPERAMENTALS and THE DINING ROOM with Jonathan Silverstein. Drama League Directors Project Alumnus. Associate Member, SDC. BFA: NYU.

THE ATTIC THEATER COMPANY produces new plays and relevant classics that examine the American experience with compassion and conviction. Now in its fifth season, The Attic has presented numerous acclaimed productions, and offers a voice to developing writers through their Emerging Playwrights Program. Recent productions include Erica Lipez's THE TUTORS, THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE by William Saroyan, and the recent hit run at The Beckett Theater at Theater Row of THE MNEMONIST OF DUTCHESS COUNTY.

THE Flea Theater, under Artistic Director Jim Simpson and Producing Director Carol Ostrow, is one of New York's leading off-off Broadway companies. Winner of a Special Drama Desk Award for outstanding achievement, Obie Awards and an Otto for political theater, The Flea has presented over 100 plays and numerous dance and live music performances since its inception in 1996. Past productions include the premieres of Anne Nelson's THE GUYS, seven plays by AR. Gurney (O JERUSALEM, SCREENPLAY, MRS. FARNSWORTH, POST MORTEM, A LIGHT LUNCH, OFFICE HOURS, and HERESY), CELLOPHANE and TWO SEPTEMBER by Mac Wellman, ASHLEY MONTANA GOES ASHORE. . . and THE OLDSMOBILES by Roger Rosenblat, JABU and KASPAR HAUSER by Elizabeth Swados, RETURN OF THE CHOCOLATE SMEARED WOMAN by Karen Finley, BINGO WITH THE INDIANS by Adam Rapp, OH, THE HUMANITY AND OTHER EXCLAMATIONS by Will Eno, DAWN and JOB by Thomas Bradshaw, LOVE/STORIES (OR BUT YOU WILL GET USED TO IT) by Itamar Moses, THE GRET RECESSION and GIRLS IN TROUBLE by Jonathan Reynolds, PARENTS' EVENING by Bathsheba Doran, LOOKING AT CHRISTMAS by Steven Banks, the Drama Desk nominated SHE KILLS MONSTERS by Qui Nguyen, the Drama Desk nominated THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES by Sean Graney, I HATE F#CKING MEXICANS by Luis Enrique Gutierrez Ortiz Monasterio, Amy Freed's RESTORATION COMEDY, and Hamish Linklater's THE VANDAL.

The Attic Theater Company will present the New York premiere of Tennessee Williams' adaptation of Anton Chekov's THE SEAGULL, THE NOTEBOOK OF TRIGORIN, directed by Laura Braza, at The Flea (41 White Street -between Broadway & Church Streets). THE NOTEBOOK OF TRIGORIN will be performed Tuesday through Friday at 7 PM; Saturday at 2 and 7 PM; and Sunday at 3 PM from Friday, May 3rd through Saturday, May 18th, 2013 (Opens on Wednesday, May 8th). Tickets for THE NOTEBOOK OF TRIGORIN are $25.00 and are now on sale by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

For more info visit www.theattictheaterco.com.

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