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Photo Flash: Cycling Past the Matterhorn

Cycling Past the Matterhorn, a new play by award-winning playwright Deborah Grimberg, is currently in previews at the Harold Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street on Theatre Row), where it began performances on Sunday, September 18th. The official opening night is set for Thursday, September 29th at 7 PM.

Starring Tony Award-winner Shirley Knight (Kennedy's Children, The Young Man from Atlanta) and Carrie Preston (The Rivals, The Tempest), as well as Brenda Wehle, Ben Fox and Nina Jacques, Cycling Past the Matterhorn is directed by
Eleanor Holdridge. The show is presented by Farm Avenue Productions and Joseph Smith.

"Set in contemporary London, the play is a fast-paced comedy about a mother and daughter at a crossroads. Amy (Preston) is a young sidewalk psychic (with mediocre abilities) who earns her modest living forecasting the troubled lives of the British public. Amy's eccentric mother, Esther (Knight), has recently been left by her husband and has just discovered she is slowly going blind. Amy, fearing being stuck as Esther's caretaker, considers marrying her American boyfriend to escape the predicament while Esther decides to forge ahead with her life, and joins a cycling excursion in Switzerland to see the mountains while she still can," according to press notes.

Tickets for Cycling Past the Matterhorn are priced at $55.00 and are now available from (212-279-4200).

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Carrie Preston, Brenda Wehle and Shirley Knight

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