Guare, Mamet Plays Featured in Atlantic's Ten by Twenty

In honor of it's 20th Anniversary season, Atlantic Theater Company has announced Ten By Twenty, a one-act festival of twenty ten-minute plays commissioned by notable playwrights whose work has been produced at the theater over the past two decades. Ten By Twenty will reunite many of Atlantic's ensemble of actors and directors to inaugurate the company's brand new state-of-the art Atlantic Stage Two.

The 99-seat Atlantic Stage Two theater at 330 West 16th Street will house two productions of new works each season and serve as a home theater for the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School.

Ten By Twenty will feature new works by Hilary Bell, Jez Butterworth, Kia Corthron, Tom Donaghy, John Guare, Peter Hedges, Kevin Heelan, Tina Howe, Rolin Jones, Howard Korder, Quincy Long, Craig Lucas, David Mamet, Joe Penhall, David Pittu, David Rabe, Keith Reddin, Edwin Sanchez, Jeff Whitty and Bill Wrubel.

Featured actors will include Kristen Johnston, Ted Danson, Carolyn McCormick, Ted Danson, Steven Skybell, John Benjamin Hickey, Jan Maxwell and Kathyrn Erbe, as well as Jen Albano, Peter Bartlett, Kate Blumberg, Patrick Breen, Brennan Brown, Ronnie Butler, Matt Dawson, Donna Duplantier, Alex Draper, Mike Doyle, Jim Frangione, Linda Gehringer, Zabryna Guevara, Steven Hawley, Peter Jacobson, Jordan Lage, Roberta Maxwell, Peter Maloney, Christian Parker, Emily Peck, Susan Pourfar, David Pittu, Jonathan Rossetti, Christa Scott-Reed, Patrick Taylor, Ray Anthony Thomas and Mark Webber with direction by Robert Bella, Carl Forsman, Jackson Gay, Peter Hedges, Hilary Hinckle, Karen Kohlhaas, Dave Mowers, Christian Parker and Neil Pepe.

Ten By Twenty will run over three consecutive weeks beginning Wednesday, June 14th through Saturday, July 1st:

The performance schedule follows:

WEEK 1

Wednesday June 14 - Saturday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m.

Three Little Words
by Hilary Bell
Directed by Karen Kohlhaas
with Kathryn Erbe and Kate Blumberg.

Leavings
by Jez Butterworth
Directed by Neil Pepe
with Peter Maloney

Milos
by John Guare
Directed by Neil Pepe
with Patrick Breen

Our Favorite Child
by Rolin Jones
Directed by Christian Parker
with Linda Gehringer, Jonathan Rossetti and Ray Anthony Thomas.

Home
by David Mamet
Directed by Hilary Hinckle
with Jordan Lage and Kathryn Erbe

The Muse
by Quincy Long
Directed by Dave Mowers
with Kate Blumberg and Brennan Brown

On Story
by Bill Wrubel
Directed by Robert Bella
with Patrick Breen, Brennan Brown, Jim Frangione, Peter Maloney, Emily Peck and Patrick Taylor.


WEEK 2

Wednesday, June 21 – Saturday, June 24 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m.

Master Disaster
by Kia Corthron
Directed by Jackson Gay
with Donna Duplantier, Zabryna Guevara.

It Takes an Orchard
by Tom Donaghy
Directed by Neil Pepe
With Carolyn McCormick

Maybe 21
Written and Directed by Peter Hedges
with Kristen Johnston and John Benjamin Hickey.

Quotidian
by Howard Korder
Directed by Neil Pepe
with Ted Danson.

He's Come to Take the Children Home
by Craig Lucas
Directed by Neil Pepe
with Ryan King, Mark Webber.

The Burning
by Joe Penhall
Directed by Karen Kohlhaas
with Alex Draper and Steven Hawley.

Mutterliebe
by Keith Reddin
Directed by Christian Parker
with Jen Albano, Matt Dawson, Jan Maxwell.


WEEK 3

Wednesday, June 28 – Saturday, July 1 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m.

The Compassioneer
by Kevin Heelan
Directed by Carl Forsman
with Christian Parker, Steven Skybell.

Through a Glass Darkly
by Tina Howe
Directed by Christian Parker
with Kate Blumberg, Peter Jacobson.

Untitled
by David Pittu
with David Pittu, Peter Bartlett.

Hello. Northwood Mental Health Center
by David Rabe
Directed by Robert Bella
with Ronnie Butler, Robert Maxwell, Christa Scott-Reed.

Jody's Mother
by Edwin Sanchez
with Roberta Maxwell.

The Intervention
by Jeff Whitty
Directed by Dave Mowers
with Susan Pourfar, Christa Scott-Reed, Ronnie Butler, Mike Doyle.

Atlantic Theater Company "is the award winning Off-Broadway theater dedicated to producing great plays simply and truthfully utilizing an artistic ensemble. Atlantic believes that the story of the play and the intent of the playwright are at the core of the creative process,:"state press notes. Since its inception in 1985, Atlantic has produced more than 100 plays. Atlantic is currently presenting the world premiere of the musical Spring Awakening, directed by Michael Mayer and featuring music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, which will officially open Off-Broadway on Thursday, June 15, 2006 at the Atlantic Main Stage (336 West 20th Street).

This season, Atlantic was awarded the 2006 Lucille Lortel Prize for Outstanding Body of Work. The company's critically acclaimed limited engagement production of Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant Of Inishmore, directed by Wilson Milam, transferred to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre in April and has been nominated for five 2006 Tony Awards® including Best Play.

Tickets to Ten By Twenty are $25 per evening and available through Telecharge by calling 212-239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge.com.

Atlantic Stage Two is located at 330 West 16th St (between 8th & 9th Avenues). For membership information, wheelchair seating, and/or group sales call 212-691-5919, ext. 1092. Visit www.atlantictheater.org for more information.



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