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Jennifer Lim to Star in DON'T YOU F**KING SAY A WORD Off-Broadway This Fall

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59E59 Theaters presents the world premiere of DON'T YOU F**KING SAY A WORD, written by Andy Bragen and directed by Lee Sunday Evans. Produced by Andy Bragen Theatre Projects and Rachel Sussman, DON'T YOU F**KING SAY A WORD begins performances on Friday, November 4 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 4. Press opening is Thursday, November 10 at 7:15 PM.

The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Please note, there are no performances on Tuesday, November 8, Wednesday, November 23 or Thursday, November 24. There is an additional performance on Sunday, November 6 at 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.

The cast will feature Michael Braun (The Crucible on Broadway; War Horse at Lincoln Center; Much Ado About Nothing at The Public), Jennifer Lim (Caught with PlayCo at La MaMa; The World of Extreme Happiness at MTC; Theater World Award and Drama Desk nominee for Chinglish), Bhavesh Patel (The Other Thing with Second Stage; Indian Ink with Roundabout; War Horse at Lincoln Center), and Jeanine Serralles (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominee for Gloria with Vineyard Theatre; Drama League nomination for The Black Eyed at NYTW; Drama Desk nominee for Hold Please with Working Theater).

The creative team will include Sound Design by Amy Altadonna (Cal in Camo with Colt Coeur at Rattlestick; Alter-Ego at NYTW; NYIT Award nomination for Mill Fire with Retro Productions), Costume Design by Asta Bennie Hostetter (The Wolves with Playwrights Realm; Men on Boats with Clubbed Thumb at Playwrights Horizons; The Way West with LAByrinth), Set Design by Amy Rubin (Ike at Night at Under the Radar; War Lesbian at Dixon Place; Assistant on Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), and Lighting Design by Masha Tsimring (The Wolf in the River at The Flea; Wyoming with Lesser America; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Triad Stage).

Don't You F**king Say a Word is a play about love and hate, about friendly and not so friendly competition. Tennis is just tennis...until it isn't.

In this structurally innovative comic drama, which takes place simultaneous over the course of a single tennis match, and over the course of two years, Kate and Leslie explore the complexities of their boyfriends' competitive spirits. Russ has a temper. Brian has been known to cheat. As their weekly tennis sets play out aggressively on stage, Kate and Leslie dissect their friendship and rivalry in a volley of sharp observation and wry wit. An explosive comedy about love, relationships and the consequences of a lousy backhand.

Don't You F**cking Say a Word will be the inaugural production for Andy Bragen Theatre Projects, an NYC-based writer-centered company that produces formally ambitious, highly theatrical plays. Building upon the legacy of 13P, ABTP believes in the value and vision of independent artists and producers, in a "de-institutionalized' model, wherein artists are given the direct support they need to realize their work. By demonstrating the viability of a playwright-centered model, and by sharing this approach with other aspiring writers/producers, ABTP aspires to have a significant impact on the way theatre is made in NYC and regionally. For more, visit www.andybragentheatreprojects.com.

Andy Bragen (playwright) is a graduate of Brown University's MFA Program in Literary Arts, and is the recipient of Workspace and Process Space Residencies from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Other honors include the Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission, a Tennessee Williams Fellowship from Sewanee: The University of the South, a Jerome Fellowship, a New Voices Fellowship from Ensemble Studio Theatre, a Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and residencies at Millay Colony and Blue Mountain Center. Produced plays include: The Hairy Dutchman, Spuyten Duyvil, Greater Messapia, Game, Set, Match, and This Is My Office, which was produced off-Broadway by The Play Company, and received a Drama Desk Nomination for Best Solo Performance. His co-translation from the Japanese of Yukiko Motoya's Vengeance Can Wait was produced at Performance Space 122, and has been published by Samuel French. A member of New Dramatists, Andy teaches playwriting at Barnard College.

Lee Sunday Evans (director) is an Obie Award-winning director and choreographer. Credits include: Macbeth (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), Wellesley Girl by Brendan Pelsue (Humana Festival of New American Plays), D Deb Debbie Deborah by Jerry Lieblich (Clubbed Thumb), A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks... by Kate Benson (OBIE Award - New Georges/Women's Project), The Play About My Dad by Boo Killebrew (59E59 Theaters), God's Ear by Jenny Schwartz (Juilliard), Family Play (1979 to Present) by CollaborationTown, The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht with original music by Nicholas C. Williams. Her work has been presented/developed at: Baryshnikov Arts Center, Sundance Theater Lab, BAX, CATCH, LMCC, Robert Wilson's Watermill Center, and Juilliard. As the resident director for CollaborationTown, Lee is currently developing a new musical as part of New Victory's LabWorks, and is under commission from LCT3. Lee is a New Georges Affiliated Artist, a NYTW Usual Suspect, and is the recipient of the 2016 Susan Stroman Directing Award from The Vineyard Theater. Lee received the 2016 Susan Stroman Directing Award from The Vineyard Theater. Upcoming: Caught by Christopher Chen (Play Co.), [Porto] by Kate Benson at The Bushwick Starr, and a new play by Jacklyn Backhaus developed thru a partnership between Playwrights Horizons Theater School and Clubbed Thumb.


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