ROPE Swings Into The Zipper Theatre November 21
Drama Dept. (Douglas Carter Beane, Artistic Director and Michael S. Rosenberg, Executive Director) and The Zipper are pleased to announce the first of three co-productions: a revival of Patrick Hamilton's 1929 thriller, ROPE. Directed by David Warren, ROPE will begin performances at The Zipper Theatre (336 West 37th Street) on Monday, November 21, 2005 and will play a limited, eight-week engagement (through January 15, 2006). Opening night is scheduled for Sunday, December 4 at 7 p.m.ROPE tells the story of two young
Thanksgiving Week (November 21-27) Monday Wednesday at 8p.m., Thursday DARK, Friday at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Christmas Week (December 19 -25) Monday Friday at 8 p.m., Wednesday and Friday at 3 p.m.
New Year's Week (December 26 Jan. 1) Monday Saturday at 8 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday at 3 p.m.ROPE marks the first of three planned collaborations between the critically acclaimed Drama Dept. and The Zipper.Drama Dept. was conceived in a cheap rental car during the summer of 1994 and birthed in a Sardi's banquet room as a non-profit theater collective of actors, writers, directors, designers and stage managers. What began as a gathering of a committed "Who's Who" is now an enthusiastic VIP list of 102. More than a decade after founding the company, the award-winning team of Artistic Director Douglas Carter Beane and Executive Director Michael S. Rosenberg continue to nurture their vision of a community theater in a professional theater community. Drama Dept.'s mission is the development and production of new and neglected works of American Theater. The company brings together a diverse group of artists in a collaborative environment to present highly entertaining work at affordable prices. To date, this partnership of art and commerce has resulted in the production of 19 acclaimed works including Douglas Carter Beane's As Bees in Honey Drown, David & Amy Sedaris' The Book of Liz, Isaac Mizrahi's Les Mizrahi, the Moss Hart/Irving Berlin musical As Thousands Cheer, Charles Busch's Shanghai Moon and the Tribeca Theater Festival with Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff. The