Bedlam's UNCLE ROMEO VANYA JULIET Begins Performances Off-Broadway At The Mezzanine Theatre At The A.R.T./New York Theatres

Bedlam's UNCLE ROMEO VANYA JULIET Begins Performances Off-Broadway At The Mezzanine Theatre At The A.R.T./New York Theatres

Performances begin tonight for BEDLAM's (Eric Tucker, Artistic Director; Kimberly Pau Boston, Managing Director) new production of UNCLE ROMEO VANYA JULIET. This new production of UNCLE VANYA and ROMEO AND JULIET, at the same time, will kick off Bedlam's 2018/2019 season. UNCLE ROMEO VANYA JULIET officially opens Off-Broadway on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 W 53rd Street) for a limited 7-week run through Sunday, October 28, 2018. Tickets on sale now at 212-925-2812 or www.bedlam.org.

UNCLE ROMEO VANYA JULIET pairs William Shakespeare's iconic tragedy of two star-crossed lovers with Anton Chekov's legendary play about a celebrated professor and his new wife's return to their family estate. With a new adaptation of UNCLE VANYA by Kimberly Pau, interspersed with ROMEO & JULIET's Shakespearean verse, UNCLE ROMEO VANYA JULIET will use 5 actors to weave together both stories, exploring how hidden passions can explode with the perspective of time.

"As I began preparing to present the two plays in rep I saw an opportunity to display their strong thematic similarities in a new way. Both plays showcase characters experiencing longing for love at different times in their lives. In Uncle Vanya they are looking back saying how did I get here? In Romeo & Juliet they are looking forward saying how can I get there? By watching these epic classics side-by-side within the same sitting in UNCLE ROMEO VANYA JULIET, the audience can follow the doubling actors on a journey through a landscape where both worlds intersect revealing the characters varying experiences of love, loss and longing at various milestones in their lives." - Eric Tucker

The playing schedule for BEDLAM's UNCLE ROMEO VANYA JULIET is: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm, and Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.

The A.R.T./New York Theatres are a project of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York), which provide state-of-the-art, accessible venues at subsidized rental rates, plus free access to top-line technical equipment, so that the city's small and emerging theatre companies can continue to experiment, grow, and produce new works. Founded in 1972, A.R.T./New York is the leading service and advocacy organization for New York City's 380+ nonprofit theatres, with a mission to assist member theatres in managing their companies effectively so that they may realize their rich artistic visions and serve their diverse audiences well. We accomplish this through a comprehensive roster of real estate, financial, educational, and community-building programs, as well as research, advocacy, and field-wide initiatives that seek to improve the long-term health and sustainability of the industry. Over the years, A.R.T./New York has received numerous honors, including an Obie Award, an Innovative Theatre Award, a New York City Mayor's Award for Arts & Culture, and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre. For more information, please visit www.art-newyork.org.

BEDLAM's past critically-acclaimed productions are enjoying runs across the country. A tour of Hamlet/Saint Joan recently played Los Angeles and Boston, and a production of Saint Joan will play The Folger Theatre in Washington D.C. in May and June of 2018. Recent BEDLAM productions include Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw at The Sheen Center, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie at The Duke on 42nd, Sense And Sensibility by Kate Hamill at A.R.T., Houston's Stark-Naked Theatre Company's Saint Joan, Boston's Central Square Theater's Saint Joan and Twelfth Night/What You Will, and The McCarter Theater's Hamlet/Saint Joan.

Committed to the immediacy of the relationship between the actor and the audience, BEDLAM creates works of theatre that reinvigorate traditional forms in a flexible, raw space, collapsing aesthetic distance and bringing its viewers into direct contact with the dangers and delicacies of life. In this new, fresh, active environment storytelling becomes paramount and the result is a kinetic experience of shared empathy.

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