Golden Age to Premiere at Kraine Theater March 29

GOLDEN AGE – a hilarious and thought-provoking new play by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (fresh from his Second Stage Theater hit The Mystery Plays) – will receive its New York Premiere at The Kraine Theater on March 29.

Previews begin March 29; Opening Night April 1st at The Kraine Theater.

A Tobacco Bar Theatre Company production directed by Claire Lundberg (Off-Bway's Getting Into Heaven), GOLDEN AGE is a comic book fantasia that journeys through time and space, chronicling the life and times of freckled, red-headed, Archie-esque everyman Buddy Baxter - His rise from high school heartthrob to college misfit to struggling New York writer.

GOLDEN AGE features a cast including Cameron Cash, Michael Chernus, Sarah Elliott, Greg Felden, Christopher J. Hanke, Christopher Kromer, Tami Mansfield, and Chuck Wagner.

GOLDEN AGE also showcases the work of set designer Wilson Chin, costume design by Melissa Levin, lighting design by Matt Richards and sound design by Daniel Baker.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's The Mystery Plays received the Roger L. Stevens Award from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays in 2002. Subsequently, in February of 2004, The Mystery Plays was presented in England as part of the Old Vic/New Voices series before receiving its world premiere in a co-production between 2econd Stage Theatre and Yale Repertory Theatre (winning the Connecticut Critics' Award for Outstanding Play/Production). His other writing credits include The Muckle Man, Say You Love Satan (Excellence in Playwriting Award at 2003 International Fringe Festival in New York City), and Dark Matters. Currently the playwright-in-residence at 2econd Stage Theatre in New York (through a grant from the NEA and TCG), Roberto is working on commissions for Manhattan Theatre Club, the Geva Theatre, and California Shakespeare Festival. He also writes "Fantastic 4" and "Nightcrawler" for Marvel Comics.

Claire Lundberg directed Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's SAY YOU LOVE SATAN for the 2003 New York Fringe Festival, where it was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. Other directing credits include: Getting into Heaven (Flea Theater), Three More Sleepless Nights (Drama League Director Fest), Home (Fordham University), The Striker, Pericles, Machinal (Yale School of Drama). She was the Associate Director for Alan Bennett's Talking Heads, and assisted Stephen Daldry on New York Theater Workshop's production of Caryl Churchill's Far Away. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and a recipient of a Drama League Directing Fellowship, and currently works in creative development at Tribeca Films.

The Kraine Theater, 85 E. 4th St. (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
March 29 through April 22
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday @ 7.30p.m. (Saturday, April 23 at 2:30)
Tickets: Adults $15, Students $10. To purchase tickets call SmartTix: 212-868-4444

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