Stephen Belber's FAULT LINES Begins Performances 9/4 TGB Theatre
Knife Edge Productions will present Stephen Belber's FAULT LINES, directed by Shira-Lee Shalit. Previews begin September 4 at TBG Theater. Opening night is slated for Monday, September 8.
In FAULT LINES, Jim and Bill get together to celebrate Bill's thirty-ninth birthday. When they meet Joe, who's slightly older and odder, their boys' night out quickly turns sour. Whole Foods, mini-hot dogs and Edie Brickell abound as together they attempt to delineate loyalty, conviction and betrayal.
"FAULT LINES is about the increasing fragility of friendship as time goes by, " notes playwright Stephen Belber. "At its core it's about two friends who seek to remain best friends even as they veer in separate directions. Through humor, deceit, the threat of betrayal and in the context of jealousy and love, the characters in this play strive, stumble and stupefy each other as they try to navigate the messy waters of impending middle age."
FAULT LINES stars Michael Puzzo (Stephen Adly Guirgis' In Arabia We'd All Be Kings), Neil Holland (Stephen Belber's Tape), Chaz Reuben (Audelco Award winner Real Black Men...), and Danelle Eliav (NY Times Critic's Pick Carnival Kids with Lesser America). The production team includes Nick Francone (set & lighting), Nancy Leary (costumes), Daniel Spitaliere (sound design), Kate Jordan Rivera (production stage manager) and Chimmy Anne Gunn (production manager).
Stephen Belber's plays have been produced on Broadway and over 25 countries. They include The Muscles in Our Toes, Tape, Match, The Power of Duff, Don't Go Gentle, Dusk Rings a Bell, McReele, A Small, Melodramatic Story and Geometry of Fire. He was an associate writer on The Laramie Project and co-writer on The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. His television credits include Rescue Me and Law and Order: SVU. His movie credits include Tape (starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Robert Sean Leonard) and The Laramie Project.
Shira-Lee Shalit is an award-winning director, selected by Steven Spielberg as a finalist for the TV show On the Lot. Named by Shoot Magazine as a director to watch, Shira-Lee directs film and theatre and is on faculty at both NYU and Columbia University. She works with the LAByrinth Theatre Company where she teaches their master class workshops and is an Associate Director with the Barefoot Theatre Company. Shira-Lee has a BFA in Acting from NYU and received her MFA in Directing at Columbia University's Graduate Film Division.
Knife Edge Productions was formed in 2008 by Neil Holland and a fellow graduate of William Esper Studio to produce a revival of Adam Rapp's Red Light Winter. After the success of Red Light Winter, fellow William Esper Studio graduate Don DiPaolo and director Sam Helfrich joined Knife Edge Productions to stage a critically acclaimed Off-Off Broadway revival of Stephen Belber's Tape in 2011. In 2013 they premiered Owned by Julian Sheppard. For more info visit www.knifeedgeproductions.com.
FAULT LINES runs September 4 - 20 on the following schedule: Mondays at 7pm, Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm with an additional a matinee at 2pm on Sept. 20. TBG Theatre is located at 312 West 36th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues -- accessible from the 1,2,3,C&E trains at 34th Street. Tickets are $18, available at 212-352-3101 or www.knifeedgeproductions.com.