New Group Presents Blood From a Stone, One-Arm Off-Bway Premieres & More in '10-11

Today, The New Group announced it's upcoming 2010-2011 season.  The works include Blood From a Stone by Tommy Nohilly, a revival of Marie and Bruce by Wallace Shawn, and the New York premiere of One-Arm.

Blood From A Stone, the Off-Broadway debut of playwright Tommy Nohilly, a compelling new voice in contemporary theater. Scott Elliott, Artistic Director of The New Group, helms this darkly comic and vivid portayal of a troubled working-class family in New Britain, CT.

Scott Elliott and Wallace Shawn, who collaborated previously on The New Group's Aunt Dan and Lemon and The Fever and The Threepenny Opera on Broadway, team up on a revival Marie and Bruce, Shawn's examination of marital strife, which premiered in 1979 at The Royal Court Theatre and made its American debut at The New York Shakespeare Festival in 1980.

For the third show, The New Group, in collaboration with the Tectonic Theater Project will present the New York premiere of One-Arm, based on an unproduced Tennessee Williams' screenplay and classic short story, adapted and directed by Tectonic founder Moisés Kaufman (33 Variations, I Am My Own Wife, The Laramie Project).

The New Group is currently represented Off-Broadway by the new musical The Kid (opening May 10), concluding the company's 2009-10 season which also featured Kenneth Lonergan's The Starry Messenger and the revival of Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind, directed by Ethan Hawke.

The New Group is an artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. While constantly evolving, we maintain an ensemble approach to all our work and an articulated style of emotional immediacy in our acting and productions. In this way, we seek a theater that is adventurous, stimulating and most importantly "now" - a true forum for the present culture.

The New Group's past productions have also received awards including Best New Musical, and the Calloway, Kalbie, Taking Off, and Theatre World Awards. 

The New Group is run by founding Artistic Director, Scott Elliott, and Executive Director, Geoff Rich.

For more information, visit www.thenewgroup.org.

 

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