InViolet Repertory Theater Presents 40 WEEKS
InViolet Repertory Theater in association with New York Theatre Workshop presents the World Premiere of 40 WEEKS by Michael Henry Harris. Directed by Danton Stone (Broadway's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Next, Angels Fall, Fifth of July), previews begin February 22 at the 4th Street Theatre. Press opening is set for Saturday, February 26.
A lot can happen during 40 WEEKS of pregnancy. Angie is content to support Mark as he pursues his dreams of being a novelist. But when Angie discovers that she is unexpectedly pregnant, lives are turned upside down. Issues of love, parenthood, fidelity, and unfulfilled
dreams arise as old flames are rekindled and new relationships pop up in unexpected places.
40 WEEKS stars Ronan Babbitt, Jorge Cordova. Michelle David, Megan Hart and Deanna Sidoti with a production team that includes Lisa Loen
(costumes), Lauren Helpern (set), Melissa Mizell (lighting), Josh
Liebert (sound) and Megan Griffith (stage manager).
Danton Stone's directing credits include Lanford Wilson's "Sympathetic Magic", Richard Strand's "Can You Hear Me Mr., Skepanski?" and his own short play "The Point". Teaching credits: Columbia University Film School with Milos Foreman, H.B. Studios, Maggie Flanagan, and William
Esper Studios. Films: roles in "Series 7","Crazy People", "Once Around", "McHale's Navy", "He Said, She Said", and "Internal Affairs".
Television: recurring roles on "Roseanne", "Oz", and "Mercy", as well as guest spots on "The Sopranos", "Sex and The City", "thirtysomething", "Grace Under Fire" and "Law and Order. Theatre acting credits on Broadway, off-Broadway, and reigonally: World Premiers and revivals by David Ives, William Mastrosimone, Lanford Wilson, David Lindsey Abaire, Alan Havis, Richard Kowlinoski, and
Michael Henry Harris is the Co-Artistic Director of InViolet Rep. An actor by trade, Michael studied with Maggie Flanigan at her studio where he took a Playwrighting for Actors class led by Stephen Adly
Guirgis. This class, featuring such guest instructors as John Patrick Shanley, Eric Bogosian, and Rueben Santiago-Hudson, was part of the impetus to form InViolet Rep. As an actor, Michael has worked extensively on stage in New York and Atlanta, and he wrote, produced, and stars in the short film "Inheritance" which will be playing at film festivals around the world in 2011 and 2012. This is his first play.
InViolet Repertory Theater was founded in 2008 by an assembly of actors committed to diversifying their talents into writing, directing, and producing. The company is under the Artistic Direction of Michael Henry Harris and Angela Razzano. Their inaugural production was Richard Etchison's Force Majeure at Abingdon Theater in 2008,
followed by a critically acclaimed production of Melanie Maras' Kiss Me on the Mouth, directed by Stephen Adly Guirgis, in November 2009.
40 WEEKS runs February 22 - March 12, Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30 pm. The 4th Street Theatre is located at 83 East 4th Street (between 2nd Avenue and Bowery, accessible from the F train at 2nd Ave.) Tickets are $18, available at 212-352-3101 or www.InVioletRep.com.