Anna O'Donoghue Joins New Feet Productions' LEAVE THE BALCONY OPEN


New Feet Productions presents Leave the Balcony Open, a hopeful and humorous new play about learning how to live with loss written by Maya Macdonald.  Jessica Bauman directs a cast of seven including Heidi Armbruster* (Broadway: Time Stands Still), Jerzy Gwiazdowski* (Broadway: The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Betsy Hogg* (Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof; The Crucible), Julie Kline* (Moment of Zen/Women's Project; Birthday/Rising Phoenix Rep.), Jared McGuire (Photograph 51/3LD), Anna O'Donoghue* (B'way: Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll); Mary Rasmussen* (Romeo & Juliet/The Public Theatre).  Performances for Leave the Balcony Open will be held at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street (between Rector and Edgar Streets) for sixteen performances beginning Sunday, February 5th through Sunday, February 26th, 2012. AEA Approved Showcase. *Member, Actors' Equity Assoc.

May is standing in the way of control. June is trying to hold out. Jon really wants a hug. Silent Gen is still looking up at that broken window, and everyone knows why, but never says anything. On a rural college campus where proximity to death defines your social status, four soon-to-be-graduates party, scream and learn how to move on.

"Set between the lines of realism and a preternatural world, Leave the Balcony Open is a wild theatrical ride through a landscape of loss and resilience," states director Jessica Bauman. "By offering humor and poetry (and costume parties) in the darkest places, it allows both the characters and the audience to find hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable grief."

Leave the Balcony Open is produced by Lisa Dozier and New Feet Productions. Assistant Producer: Michael Holt; Director: Jessica Bauman; Scenic Designer: Gabe Evansohn; Projection Designer: Jesse Garrison; Costume Designer: Sydney Gallas; Lighting Designers: Laura Mroczkowski and Cat Tate Starmer; Sound Designer: Brandon Wolcott; Production Manager: Ken Larson; Production Stage Manager: Emily Paige Ballou; Assistant Stage Manager: Donald Peter Butchko; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR; Co-producer: lowercase d.

Leave the Balcony Open plays for sixteen performances from Sunday, February 5 to Sunday, February 26, 2012, with preview performances February 5 at 5pm, February 6 and 8 at 7pm, and regular performances beginning February 9th and running Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm.  An addition performance will be held on Monday, February 20th at 7pm.

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at or by calling212-352-3101.  For more information, please visit

The runtime for Leave the Balcony Open is approximately 95 minutes with no intermission.

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