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Cycling Past the Matterhorn to Close November 6

Producers Farm Avenue Productions and Joseph Smith announce that the Off-Broadway play CYCLING PAST THE MATTERHORN will close on Sunday, November 6, 2005. When the play closes it will have played a total of 11 previews and 45 performances. CYCLING PAST THE MATTERHORN began previews at The Harold Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street on Theatre Row) on Sunday, September 18 and opened on Thursday, September 29.

Written by Deborah Grimberg and directed by Eleanor Holdridge, CYCLING PAST THE MATTERHORN stars Tony Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Shirley Knight, Obie winner Brenda Wehle and Carrie Preston.

Set in contemporary London, CYCLING PAST THE MATTERHORN is a comedy about a mother and daughter at a crossroads. Amy, a young sidewalk psychic (with mediocre abilities) fears being stuck as caretaker to her eccentric mother, Esther, who has recently been left by her husband and has just discovered she is slowly going blind. Amy considers marrying her American boyfriend to escape the predicament while Esther decides to forge ahead with her life, joining a cycling excursion in Switzerland.

Playwright Deborah Grimberg received Sherrill C. Corwin Metropolitan Theatre Award in 2000 for CYCLING PAST THE MATTERHORN. The play had its world premiere in 2003 as part of the New York International Fringe.

CYCLING PAST THE MATTERHORN also stars Ben Fox and Nina Jacques.

CYCLING PAST THE MATTERHORN will play Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m.; with matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. for the remainder of its run. Tickets are priced at $55.00 and are now available from (212-279-4200).

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