Michael Bakkensen, Marylouise Burke Lead Primary Stages' RX

Michael Bakkensen, Marylouise Burke Lead Primary Stages' RX

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director) continues its 27th season with the world premiere of the new play, Rx, written by Kate Fodor. Directed by Ethan McSweeny (Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Sabina in 2005 at Primary Stages) the cast will feature Michael Bakkensen (Noises Off, Festen), Marylouise Burke (Fuddy Meers, Into The Woods, Is He Dead?), Marin Hinkle (“Two and a Half Men”, Electra), Stephen Kunken (Rock ’n’ Roll, Frost/Nixon), Paul Niebanck (In the Next Room…, Shockheaded Peter), and Elizabeth Rich (Cherry Orchard, A Tale of Two Cities).

Performances of Rx begin Tuesday, January 24, 2012 for a limited run through Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Opening night is set for Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm.

Meena Pierotti’s job is making her unhappy. Luckily, there’s a pill for that. Well, not yet. Meena has joined the clinical trial for a new drug targeting workplace depression. The trial gets messy, however, when she falls in love with her doctor, who himself is trying to enroll in a drug trial targeting heartbreak.

Rx will have set design by Lee Savage, costume design by Andrea Lauer, original music and sound design by Lindsay Jones and prop supervision by Faye Armon.

Rx will play the following performance schedule: Tuesday-Thursday at 7:00pm, Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 2:00pm & 8:00pm, with Sunday matinees at 3:00pm on January 29, February 5, and February 12. There will also be a special Wednesday matinee at 2:00pm on February 15.

Single tickets for Rx are priced at $45 for the first two weeks (January 24 – February 5) and $65 for all remaining performances (February 8 – March 3). Tickets may be purchased by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, online at www.primarystages.org, or in person at the 59E59 Theaters Box Office. Group Tickets (10+) are $35 each for the first two weeks (January 24 – February 5) and $45 each for all remaining performances (February 8 – March 3), and are available by calling (212) 840-9705, ext. 204. Please visit the website at www.primarystages.org, or call (212) 840-9705 for additional information.

The special Pay What You Can ticket offer (now in its fifth season at Primary Stages) will be available for the first two preview performances on January 24th and 25th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be available two hours prior to curtain at a minimum of $1 per ticket and are limited to two (2) tickets per person, cash only with no change given. Patrons must provide mailing address and tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, only at the 59E59 Theater Box Office.

For theater patrons 35 and under, Primary Stages offers specially priced $20 tickets (maximum two tickets per valid ID). Advance tickets are available through Ticket Central using code PS35. Failure to present a valid ID will result in an additional fee. All tickets are subject to availability.

The 2011/2012 season concludes with the New York Premiere of the new play, The Morini Strad, by Willy Holtzman directed by Primary Stages Founder and Executive Producer Casey Childs (March 20, 2012 - April 28, 2012).

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