Cassie Beck, Ella Kennedy Davis, and More Announced for THIS FLAT EARTH
Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced casting for THIS FLAT EARTH, the world premiere of a new play by Lindsey Ferrentino(Ugly Lies the Bone, the current Amy and the Orphans). Directed by Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman (Familiar, Stage Kiss, Milk Like Sugar at Playwrights, Indecent), the play will be the fourth production of the theater company's 2017/2018 Season.
The cast of THIS FLAT EARTH will feature Drama Desk and Theatre World awards winner Cassie Beck (The Whale, Prayer for My Enemy, The Drunken City at Playwrights; The Humans), Ella Kennedy Davis (Matilda, Mary Poppins, "Blue Bloods"), Theatre World Award winner Lynda Gravatt (Miss Witherspoon at Playwrights, Skeleton Crew, King Hedley II, The Old Settler), Lucas Papaelias (Essential Self-Defense at Playwrights including Drama Desk nomination for Original Music in a Play, Once, the film School of Rock) and Ian Saint-Germain (Tamburlaine at TFANA, "The Americans").
The production will begin previews Friday, March 16 with an Opening Night set for Monday, April 9 at 7PM at the company's Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The limited engagement is currently scheduled to play through Sunday, April 29.
At a middle school in this seaside town, the unthinkable has happened, placing a bewildered community in the national spotlight. Stuck at home in a state of shocked limbo, Julie (Ms. Davis) and Zander (Mr. Saint-Germain), two thirteen-year-olds, try to make sense of the chaos they witnessed, their awkward crushes and an infinitely more complicated future - but the grown-ups are no help at all. An urgent response to our times, THIS FLAT EARTH is a startling and deeply felt story of growing up in our confounding world.
The production will feature scenic design by Tony Award winner Dane Laffrey, costume design by Tony Award winner Paloma Young, lighting design by two-time Tony Award and three-time Drama Desk Award winner Christopher Akerlind and sound design by Mikhail Fiksel. Production Stage Manager is Cole P. Bonenberger.
The performance schedule for THIS FLAT EARTH will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7PM, Thursdays and Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 2:30 & 8PM and Sundays at 2:30 & 7:30 PM. BeginningFebruary 20, single tickets, $39-$89, may be purchased online via www.phnyc.org, by phone at (212) 279-4200 (Noon-8pm daily) and in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street(between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).
Currently playing at the Playwrights Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theater as part of the Redux Series is the critically-hailed Off-Broadway premiere of MILES FOR MARY, a new play created by The Mad Ones, directed by Lila Neugebauer (extended through February 25). Following MILES FOR MARY and THIS FLAT EARTH, the Playwrights Horizons 2017/2018 Season will continue withDANCE NATION, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Clare Barron, directed by Obie Award winner Lee Sunday Evans (April 2018); and conclude with LOG CABIN, the world premiere of a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison, directed by Tony Award and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon, featuring Jesse Tyler Ferguson (June 2018).
Flex Passes (customizable bundle, $220+) and Memberships ($45 to join, $25 preview tickets) are also now on sale. Packages are available at www.phnyc.org .
Patron Program Memberships begin at $1,500 (all but $550 is tax-deductible) and include two reserved house seats and personalized concierge service to all six Playwrights Horizons productions, as well as a variety of exclusive benefits including invitations to attend special events with artists, staff and board members. Complete benefits list at www.phnyc.org.
Playwrights Horizons' season productions are generously supported in part by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Playwrights Horizons is supported in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. In addition, Playwrights Horizons receives major support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation and the Time Warner Foundation.