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PHOENIX with Julia Stiles and James Wirt Extends Off-Broadway


The sold-out limited engagement of director Jennifer DeLia's fresh take on Scott Organ's play Phoenix, starring Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Julia Stiles and James Wirt, has been extended by popular demand for four additional performances. Phoenix will play the additional performances Monday, August 25 at 8pm, Tuesday, August 26 at 8pm, Wednesday, August 27 at 8pm and Thursday, August 28 at 8pm.

"With a sold-out run and a continued demand for tickets, along with the energy from the crowds, we are thrilled to offer these extra performances as a chance for new and return audiences alike to see Phoenix," said producer Rian Patrick Durham, "We feel incredibly proud of the amazing work from our cast, creative team, and everyone involved, and we could not be happier with how people are connecting with this show."

With scenic design by Caite Hevner Kemp, costume design by Amit Gajwani, lighting design by Rick Carmona, sound design by Janie Bullard, scenic art by Burton Machen and general management by Brierpatch Productions, Phoenix began performances at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) Monday, July 28. Presented by Nicholas Jabbour, Phoenix opened Thursday, August 7, 2014, and is produced by Poverty Row Entertainment, Rian Patrick Durham and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, by special arrangement with The Cherry Lane Theatre.

Stiles, known for 10 Things I Hate About You, the Bourne series with Matt Damon, and David Mamet's Oleanna on Broadway, will be joined by James Wirt, who also stars in DeLia's directorial debut feature film Billy Bates, due out in theaters in November. Stiles and Wirt will co-star with Lily Rabe, Michael Pitt, Billy Magnussen and Louisa Krause in Julie Pacino and Jennifer DeLia's upcoming film The First. A film adaptation of Phoenix, under the direction of Amy Redford is currently in development.

When Bruce (James Wirt) and Sue (Julia Stiles) meet four weeks after an uncharacteristic one-night-stand, Sue has this to say to him: one, I had a great time with you that night and two, let's never see each other again. Thus begins a 4,000 mile journey well beyond the confines of their carefully structured worlds. Bruce is fueled by an overwhelming but undefined compulsion to join her in Phoenix. Sue is reluctantly charmed by his persistence, but steadfast in her resolve to keep him at bay. Both are forced to consider a whole new world of possibility, though not one free of difficulty and loss. Phoenix is a one-act dark romantic comedy.

For tickets, visit the Cherry Lane box office at 38 Commerce Street, or order through OvationTix (212-352-3101 or Ticket prices range from $55-$65. There will be a limited number of $25 general rush tickets available at the Cherry Lane box office on the day of performances (subject to availability). Special student pricing available through OvationTix using code PSTUD20. Phoenix plays Monday through Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Saturday at 3pm.

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