CSC Presents THE PROUST PROJECT Readings Beginning 3/23

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen, will present THE PROUST PROJECT, a new adaptation series featuring a set of staged readings based on Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past. On four successive Monday evenings beginning March 23, CSC will present staged-readings of works inspired by Proust, giving audiences a unique guided tour through one of the 20th Century's greatest novels. Audiences may enjoy each reading as an independent evening or experience them together as a cycle.

On March 23, Swann In Love, by Pamela Hansford Johnson, directed by Tony Speciale, will feature Michael Stuhlbarg as Swann and Jason Butler Harner as Marcel; March 30 will be Albertine Regained, by Pamela Hansford Johnson, directed by Michael Sexton, with Michael Stuhlbarg as Marcel; on April 6, Waste of Time, by Robert McDonald, will be directed by Brian Kulick; and on April 13, a reprise of Swann In Love, directed by Brian Kulick will feature Michael Stuhlbarg as Swann. All readings will be followed by a post-performance symposium with a Proust scholar and audiences will be given a free Madeleine cookie to inspire their memory.

Tickets are extremely limited. For tickets and information, visit www.classicstage.org, call (866) 811-4111, or (212) 352-3101, or visit the CSC box-office at 136 East 13th Street, Monday through Friday 12 pm to 6 pm.

Now in its 41st season as one of New York's most exciting theatres, CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY is the award-winning Off-Broadway theatre committed to re-imagining the classical repertory for a contemporary American audience. Led by Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen, the company recently concluded their critically acclaimed sold out run of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Denis O'Hare, and Peter Sarsgaard, directed by Austin Pendleton, as well as recent productions of Chekhov's The Seagull, starring Dianne Wiest and Alan Cumming, the world premiere of David Ives' New Jerusalem, directed by Walter Bobbie, and The Tempest starring Mandy Patinkin. CSC is currently presenting the world premiere of Anne Carson's AN ORESTEIA.

CSC presents plays from the past that speak directly to the issues of today. As we return to works of the past, we endeavor to keep a clear eye on the future, particularly in terms of the next generation of artists and audiences. Classic Stage's artists are the best-established and emerging theater practitioners working in this country. Highly respected and widely regarded as a major force in New York and American theater, Classic Stage has been cited repeatedly by all the major Off-Broadway theater awards: Obies, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and 1999 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work. Memberships to Classic Stage Company productions are available at various price levels, including the flexible Masterpass membership, which in addition to prime seats, entitles members to participate in CSC special series, including their sold out Open Rehearsal events. For more information on Classic Stage Company visit the theatre's website at www.classicstage.org.

 

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