Irving Stars as Bishop in Safe Harbor, Spring 2006

Amy Irving will star as Pulitzer-Prize winning poet of the title in the New York premiere of Marta Góes' one-woman play, A Safe Harbor for Elizabeth Bishop. The play, which is presented by Primary Stages and produced in association with Waxman/Williams Entertainment and Mahega Productions, will run from March 21st, 2006 to April 30th at 59E59 Theatres.

The show previously ran with Irving
as part of the New York Stage and Film series at Vassar College under Richard Jay Alexander's direction; Alexander will also helm the upcoming production. A Safe Harbor concerns "a
woman whose profound passion for art and beauty produced four volumes of poetry, numerous short stories, and a near 20-year romance with the extraordinary Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares," according to production notes. "Overflowing with love, loss, politics, and sexual intrigue, A Safe Harbor for Elizabeth Bishop invites us on a journey of redemption and self-acceptance."

Although best known as a film actress, Irving has appeared on Broadway in Amadeus, Heartbreak House, Broken Glass and Three Sisters, and off-Broadway in The Guys and Ghosts. She was Oscar-nominated for her performance in Amy Irving.jpg" />Yentl, and other screen credits include Tuck Everlasting, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, Traffic, Deconstructing Harry, Micki + Maude, Honeysuckle Rose, and Carrie. She also provided the singing voice of Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

A Safe Harbor for Elizabeth Bishop joins the previously announced plays Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams by Terrence McNally, directed by Michael Morris and featuring Marian Seldes, (with performances beginning July 26, 2005), and The Right Kind of People by Charles Grodin and directed by Chris Smith (set for January 24, 2006).

A 3-play subscription package for the 2005-2006 Primary Stages Season is available for $130 by calling TicketCentral at (212) 279-4200 or by visiting www.ticketcentral.com. Tickets are now on sale for Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams at $60 each, and are available at www.ticketcentral.com or at the 59E59 Theaters Box Office (59 East 59th Street). Group tickets (15+) are $45 each, and are available by calling (212) 840-9705.



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