Photo Coverage: Atlantic Opens THE COLLECTION & A KIND OF ALASKA

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director)'s first main stage production of its 2010-2011 season, THE COLLECTION & A KIND OF ALASKA: TWO PLAYS BY Harold Pinter has been extended in advance of officially opening on Monday, November 22. The limited engagement will now play through Sunday, December 19 2010. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening and brings you photo coverage below.

Directed by Atlantic founding member Karen Kohlhaas and starring Atlantic Theater Company members Larry Bryggman and Matt McGrath and guest artists Lisa Emery, Rebecca Henderson and Darren Pettie, the Pinter double bill began previews November 3 and will open Monday, November 22 Off-Broadway at Classic Stage Company (136 East 13th Street).

Atlantic returns to the work of Tony Award® and Nobel Prize winning playwright Harold Pinter, (the first major production of his work to be done in NYC since his death in 2008) following its critically hailed 2005 production of his first and last plays The Room and Celebration. Here again, the plays are separated chronologically by many years; both, however, are steeped in the author's signature humor, mystery and psychological tension. In The Collection (1961), a 4:00am phone call and a surprise visitor set off a series of conversations about potential infidelities among two couples. And a middle-aged woman who has been asleep in a hospital room awakens after thirty years and must reorient herself to a greatly changed world in A Kind of Alaska (1982), which was inspired by the work of Oliver Sacks in his seminal book, Awakenings.

The creative team for THE COLLECTION & A KIND OF ALASKA: TWO PLAYS BY Harold Pinter features scenic design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Bobby Frederick Tilley II, lighting design by Jason Lyons and sound design by Obadiah Eaves

THE COLLECTION & A KIND OF ALASKA plays Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm, with Wednesday and Saturday performances at 2pm and Sunday performances at 3pm.

There will be a 7pm performance on Sunday November 7. No performance on Thursday November 25 (Thanksgiving). No matinee on Wednesday December 1.

Classic Stage Company is located at 136 East 13th Street (between Third and Fourth Avenues).

All tickets are $65 and available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 (, in person at the Ticket Central box office or in person at the ATLANTIC STAGE 2 box office located at 330 West 16th Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues).

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