Joan Beber's IN BED WITH ROY COHN Premieres in NYC Tonight
IN BED WITH ROY COHN is a serious end-of-life comedy about one of the most enigmatic and controversial men in American history, Roy Cohn. At the end of his colorful life, Roy awaits the inevitable, supported only by his last remaining faithful servant, Lisette. He is visited by the most important figures of his time demanding a reckoning for deeds good, bad and ugly. With bedfellows including, Julius Rosenberg, Ronald Reagan, Barbara Walters, Roy's lover Serge, his mother Dora, and his youthful self, Roy is catapulted into a wacky and surreal wonderland, where his muddled reality ultimately becomes clear.
Cast includes Christopher Daftsios (Picture Ourselves In Latvia, "Royal Pain") as Roy Cohn, Marilyn Sokol (Broadway: Grease), Lee Roy Rogers (TRIBES), Ian Gould (Acting Company's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court), Nelson Avidon (Keeping The Faith), Serge Thony (Red. White. And Detroit), Andy Reinhardt ("Manhattan Love Story"), Rebeca Fong (The Bad and the Better). Creative Team: Sarah Edkins (Set Design), Gertjan Houben (Lighting and Projection Design), Karen Ledger (Costume Design), Andy Evan Cohen (Sound Design), Lisa Shriver (Choreographer), Stephanie Klapper (Casting), Katie Kavett (Production Stage Manager) and Perry Street Theatricals (General Management).
IF YOU GO:
In Bed With Roy Cohn
Written by Joan Beber; Directed by Katrin Hilbe
August 25 - October 3, 2015; Opening night is September 2
Theater Row's Lion Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street.
Performance Schedule: Tuesday 7PM; Wednesday - Saturday 8PM; Saturday matinee 2PM; Sunday matinee 3PM
Tickets are $55 - 65 (Friday/Saturday night) and can be purchased by visiting www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.
JOAN BEBER (Playwright) has worked primarily as a visual artist in her early career, experimenting with painting, performance, installation art & poetry. While raising four daughters, she exhibited her work in San Diego County. Her one person shows included The UCSD Annex Gallery, The Jewish Community Center Gallery & The Art Institute in Balboa Park. Having graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in English Literature many years earlier, Joan spent ten years in UCSD's Concurrent Enrollment Program to prepare for graduate school. After three years of commuting from San Diego & competing with younger students, she received her MFA at age sixty-seven from USC. Hunger: In Bed with Roy Cohn, written at seventy-three, was her first produced play in Los Angeles and a world premiere. At the risk of his career as an attorney, Joan's father tried to exonerate Ethel in the early 50s.
KATRIN HILBE (Director) is a director of opera and theatre, writer, producer of Liechtenstein-Kansas origin. For the Midtown International Theatre Festival in NYC she functions as the Artistic Director of International Relations. Katrin directs both in Europe and in the US. Her latest opera production of Richard Strauss Salome for New Orleans Opera won "Best Opera Production 2012" of the Big Easy Classical Arts Award. Her latest European production was 'Breaking the Silence' by Rivka Bekerman-Greenberg for the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Between 2007-2010 she was the primary Assistant Director for Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen under the direction of Tankred Dorst at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany. She holds a Masters in Philosophy, Musicology, English/American Literature from the University of Berne (Switzerland). Katrin is a member of LPTW, TRU, DG and associate member of SDC.