Angelica Torn Stars as Sylvia Plath in Off-Bway's 'Edge'

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Developed and first presented at The Actors Studio in 2003, Edge, written and directed by Paul Alexander, is set on the last day in the life of legendary poet Sylvia Plath. Over the past four years, Edge has played to audiences around the world, from the United States and England to New Zealand to Australia.

Prior to engagements in Los Angeles and San Francisco, followed by a second tour of Australia and New Zealand, all in 2008, Edge will return to the New York stage for five weeks only at the ArcLight Theater. Starring Angelica Torn in her award-winning performance, Edge will begin previews on September 4th with an opening night set for September 9th.

"The one-woman play deals with Plath's life as a whole, including her early years in Boston, the untimely death of her brilliant father, and her infamous suicide attempt of 1953, which became the basis of her classic novel, The Bell Jar. Edge also examines her tumultuous marriage to the dark, enigmatic poet, Ted Hughes, and ultimately reveals the unsettling sequence of events that ended with her death," state press materials.

The winner of a People's Choice Award and the Helen Hayes Award for her performance in the Tony Award-winning play Side Man, Angelica Torn first appeared onstage in Vivat Vivat Regina, with her mother, the legendary actress Geraldine Page. Torn has an impressive list of theatrical credits, including both the New York and London productions of Side Man, the London revival of Death and the Maiden with Leigh Lawson, The Bay at Nice with Estelle Parsons, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with Elizabeth Ashley. Among her television and film credits are Nobody's Fool with Paul Newman, Domestic Disturbance with John Travolta, "Ruby's Bucket of Blood," produced by Whoopi Goldberg, Songs in Ordinary Time with Sissy Spacek, and The Sixth Sense.         

The show plays Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm at the ArcLight Theatre (152 West 71st Street).  Tickets are $50, and $35 for seniors and $25 for students.  Reservations can be made at TheaterMania/OvationTix at (212) 352-3101 or (866)811-4111, or


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