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Mee's 'Gone' to Receive World Premiere Next Month

59E59 Theaters will present the world premiere of Charles L. Mee's new play Gone, which will take place at 59E59 Theaters in February.

Produced by Station 5, in collaboration with The Fifth Floor, the play will be directed by Kenn Watt (The Bacchae 2.1).  It will begin previews on Thursday, February 1 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 11.  Opening night is Friday, February 2 at 8:15 PM.

"Charles L. Mee exploded onto NYC's avant-garde theater scene in 1986 with the seminal production of Vienna: Lusthaus, created with Martha Clarke.  Acclaimed for writing visceral and imaginative theatrical  collages that 'borrow' from sources as varied as classical poetry to 'The Jerry Springer Show,' his provocative plays are infused with humor, compassion, and strokes of mad brilliance," press notes state.

"In Gone, Mr. Mee has created a strikingly personal new play, written  for his long time patron Richard Fisher, who died in 2004.  This haunting theatrical collage is a meditation on the wildly varied emotional juxtapositions of grief. Filtering the voices of Proust, Ginsberg and others with obituaries and made-for-TV-movies, Gone is a  breathtakingly beautiful look at the sadness of mourning that collides the mad-cap and the ridiculous with the haunting and the sublime, creating a powerful testament to our collective human need to remember."

The cast will feature Jennifer Wright Cook, Pam Diem, Signe Harriday, Clark Huggins and Peter Richards.

Mee's other plays include bobrauschenbergamerica, Wintertime, Belle Époque, Vienna: Lusthaus, Snow in June, A Perfect Wedding, Limonade tous les Jours, and a number of other plays in addition to his work inspired by Greek plays: Big Love, True Love, Orestes 2.0, Trojan Women A Love Story, and others. 

The performance schedule is Tuesday – Friday at 8:15 PM, Saturday at 3:15 PM and 8:15 PM, and Sunday at 3:15 PM.  Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues).  Tickets are $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 Members).   To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.ticketcentral.com.  For more information, visit www.59e59.org .

To read Mee's complete works on the internet, visit www.charlesmee.org.


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