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LAByrinth's A Small, Melodramatic Story Begins 10/10


Performances begin tonight, Tuesday, October 10th for the LAByrinth Theater Company's production of Stephen Belber's A Small, Melodramatic Story

This production marks the first play of LAByrinth's 15th Anniversary Season. The cast includes Carlo Alban, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Lee Sellars, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. They are directed by Lucie Tiberghien. The limited-run production will open officially on October 24th.  The final performance is November 5.  The LAByrinth Theater Company is in residence at The Public Theatre (425 Lafayette Street) and A Small, Melodramatic Story will be playing at the Shiva Theatre.

The play "takes place in Washington D.C., where a widow named O is trying to figure out whether life is worth re-engaging with.  In her path are the 1968 riots, the first Gulf War, the Freedom of Information Act and herself.  There's also an archivist named Keith, a cop named Perry and a kid named Cleo.  And finally there's the question of just how much about anything do we really need to know," as the show is described in press notes.

"LAByrinth Theater Company celebrates its 15th Anniversary during this 2006-2007 season, proudly continuing its residency at The Public Theater....Under the leadership of Artistic Directors Philip Seymour Hoffman/> and John Ortiz/>, LAByrinth Theater Company has won multiple honors, awards and international acclaim and its plays have been published, translated and produced across the U.S. and abroad.  Over the last fifteen years, LAByrinth has developed hundreds of plays and staged 43 world premieres in New York City."

A Small, Melodramatic Story will play Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday – Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets go on sale September 15. For premium seats and advance ordering privileges to four of LAByrinth's 15th Season productions, including A Small, Melodramatic Story, get a LABPASS® for only $136 (plus a $5 processing fee)—the equivalent of only $34 per show. Order online at or call (212) 260-2400. Without a LABPASS®, tickets for the play will be $45.

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