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Tickets Now On Sale for A Small, Melodramatic Story


Tickets are now on sale for Stephen Belber's A Small, Melodramatic Story, the first play of LAByrinth Theater Company's 15th Anniversary Season.  The limited-run production will begin performances October 10, 2006. Opening night is October 24th, with the final performance on November 5.

The cast of the new play by Belber (Match, Tape) includes Carlo Alban (References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, "Sesame Street"), Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Passing Strange, Matt & Ben), Lee Sellars (The Alchemist), and Isiah Whitlock Jr (Four at MTC, films such as The 25th Hour). They will be directed by the previously announced Lucie Tiberghien (The Pavilion).

The play "takes place in Washington D.C., where a widow named O is trying to figure out whether life is worth re-engaging with.  In her path are the 1968 riots, the first Gulf War, the Freedom of Information Act and herself.  There's also an archivist named Keith, a cop named Perry and a kid named Cleo.  And finally there's the question of just how much about anything do we really need to know," as the show is described in press notes.

"LAByrinth Theater Company celebrates its 15th Anniversary during this 2006-2007 season, proudly continuing its residency at The Public Theater....Under the leadership of Artistic Directors Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz, LAByrinth Theater Company has won multiple honors, awards and international acclaim and its plays have been published, translated and produced across the U.S. and abroad.  Over the last fifteen years, LAByrinth has developed hundreds of plays and staged 43 world premieres in New York City."

A Small, Melodramatic Story will play Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday – Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets go on sale September 15. For premium seats and advance ordering privileges to four of LAByrinth's 15th Season productions, including A Small, Melodramatic Story, get a LABPASS® for only $136 (plus a $5 processing fee)—the equivalent of only $34 per show. Order online at or call (212) 260-2400. Without a LABPASS®, tickets for the play will be $45.

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