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BOBBY'S LAST CRUSADE Begins Performances Next Month


To Seek a Newer World Productions and Lisa Dozier King in association with New Circle Theatre Company to present the World Premiere of Kennedy: Bobby's Last Crusade written by and starring David Arrow and directed by Eric Nightengale. It will begin performances on November 1; opening Thursday, November 8 and running through December 9, 2018, at the Theatre at the St. Clement's (423 West 46th St). Tickets are $65-$85 ($55 previews) and can be purchased by visiting or by calling(866) 811-4111.

David Arrow's Kennedy: Bobby's Last Crusade will get its World premiere this November, beginning a few days before the midterm elections. The solo play portrays Robert F. Kennedy during the 1968 presidential campaign. Told from Kennedy's perspective, the play follows his announcement of his intention to enter the race in March, to his last speech on June 4th at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. It contains many of his most famous and impactful speeches as well as the personal and less publicized moments of those last four months of the 1968 campaign for the presidency. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the events depicted in the play.

"The Kennedy's are a political dynasty and have had a lasting effect on America, and 50 years later the words of Bobby Kennedy need to be repeated so that we as Americans can remember that politics used to be about ideas and ideals, not about us versus them." Writer/performer David Arrow.

Production team includes Jim Morgan (Set Design), Miriam Crowe (Lighting Design) SenovvA/ProductionCore (Production Management), and LDK Productions (General Management).

Theatre at the St. Clement's is located 423 West 46th St. Tickets are $65-$85 ($55 previews) and can be purchased by or by calling(866) 811-4111.

David Arrow(Writer/ Performer) David received his formal training as an actor at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He has appeared in many Off-Broadway productions, among them; Anonymous with Chip Zien directed by Pamela Berlin and Vacuum at the Cherry Lane directed by Chris Goutman. David has also performed at regional theatres across the country. Work which includes: Charles in Blithe Spirit, Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, Burton in Burn This, Hannay in The 39 Steps and Torvald in Nora (Ingmar Bergman's adaptation of A Doll House) directed by Michael Mastro, and in AMoon for the Misbegotten directed by Laird Williamson at The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. He won a Dramalogue Award for the title role in Albert Camus' Caligula and a Dean Goodman award for his performance in Benefactors.

David's introduction to the life and work of Robert Kennedy came when he was hired by the San Jose Stage Company to perform the title role in RFK, a play about Kennedy by Jack Holmes. He won the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award. He later repeated the role in a production directed by Marshall W Mason (Lifetime Achievement Tony Award winner and Theatre Hall of Fame inductee).

Some writing credits include: At the Cabaret Chat Noir, a play with music about the life of Toulouse Lautrec and The cabarets of late 19th-century Paris. He also adapted the screenplay for the award-winning short film, Rules of Love.

David has appeared in several feature films, including; Joseph's Gift, Igby Goes Down, Hostage, Moon Creek Cemetery, and the starring roles in The Dot Man directed by Bruno Coppola, and Rules of Love opposite Judy Greer. Television credits include Days of Our Lives, Growing Pains,Passions, theHBO series, 12 Miles of Bad Road, Comedy Central's Jon Benjamin Has a Van, and Broad City and, as Captain Andrew Sutherland on TURN for AMC.

He is currently an associate artist with The San Jose Stage Company and a company member and co-artistic director of New Circle Theatre Company - a company devised of members and artists of the Circle Repertory Company.

Eric Nightengale (Director)is co-artistic director of Anthropological Theatricals and a founding member of Concrete Temple Theatre in New York City and The Acme Corporation in Baltimore. He served as artistic director of 78th Street Theatre Lab from 1995 thru 2008. New York credits include work with Circle Repertory Theatre, The Acting Company, Circle in the Square, Cherry Lane Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, 45 Bleecker, The Barrow Group, HERE, and Classic Stage Company. Eric has served as Artistic Director for Actors Repertory Theatre in Chicago. Chicago credits also include work with Victory Gardens Theatre, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, Chicago Dramatists Workshop, and Second City. Eric has served as Associate Artistic Director for the Developing Artists Series at the Drama League of New York, and developed work at the New Harmony Project, the Sewanee Writers Conference, Drop Forge & Tool, Telluride Playwrights Festival, and the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, among others. Design credits include work with Symphony Space, Concrete Temple, The Barrow Street Theatre, and Workingman Theatre (Boston). Radio drama credits include work broadcast nationally over NPR affiliate stations, and in the UK over BBC channel 4. International work includes productions at Sibiu International Theatre Festival in Romania, The 24th International Theatre Festival "Varna Summer" (Bulgaria), festival Istropolitana (Slovakia), and various venues throughout the United Kingdom. His work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has resulted in three Fringe First awards, eight published scripts, four adaptations for BBC radio, two Best Ensemble awards, and a London transfer.

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