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MTC & Ars Nova Premiere Flahive's 'From Up Here,' Begins 3/27

Manhattan Theatre Club will present the world premiere of From Up Here, Liz Flahive's new American play. This production is presented in association with Ars Nova.

The production, to be directed by Leigh Silverman (Well, Yellowface), will begin previews Thursday, March 27 for a Wednesday, April 16 opening at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

From Up Here joins the Manhattan Theatre Club's 2007-2008 season, replacing the previously announced production of The Starry Messenger. The playwas initially developed at Ars Nova through the Out Loud play-reading series and in-house workshops.  Casting and design team for the production will be announced in the coming weeks.

For information on the Manhattan Theatre Club and how to subscribe please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com. For more information on Ars Nova visit www.arsnovanyc.com

Single tickets for all Manhattan Theatre Club productions at New York City Center are available by calling CityTix at (212) 581-1212. Tickets are $75.00. Group and student rates are also available. For group ticket information, call (212) 399-3000 x 4132. Student tickets are $25 and will be on sale for all performances based on availability on the day of the performance, up to one hour before showtime. Call (212) 581-1212 for further information. MTC at New York City Center is accessible to people with disabilities and is equipped with a hearing augmentation system.

Liz Flahive (Playwright) is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Department of Dramatic Writing.  Her plays have been produced, workshopped or read at NYU, Williamstown Theater Festival, Naked Angels and Ars Nova.  Liz also volunteers with The 52nd Street Project, an organization that pairs inner city kids with professional theater artists to create original theater.

Leigh Silverman (Director). Recent credits include Lisa Kron's Well on Broadway and the West End production of Wit. Upcoming projects include the world premieres of Brooke Berman's Hunting and Gathering (Primary Stages) and Tanya Barfield's Of Equal Measure (Center Theatre Group). Her recent off-Broadway credits include David Henry Hwang's Yellowface (world premiere, co-production with Center Theatre Group and The Public Theater); Well (The Public Theater); Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Second Stage Theatre); The Beebo Brinker Chronicles (world premiere, Hourglass Group); The Five Lesbian Brothers' Oedipus At Palm Springs (world premiere, New York Theatre Workshop); Tanya Barfield's Blue Door (Playwrights Horizons); Eve Ensler's The Treatment (world premiere, The Culture Project); Neena Beber's Jump/Cut (world premiere, Woolly Mammoth Theatre/Theater J and Women's Project); Big Times (world premiere, W.E.T.) and Finder's Fee (world premiere, Rattlestick Theater). Regional productions include: Blue Door (Seattle Repertory Theater); Well (The Huntington Theater and ACT, San Francisco); Bad Dates (Cleveland Playhouse); How I Learned to Drive (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Blown Sideways Through Life (Adirondack Theatre Festival); and The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (Theater J).

Photo: Liz Flahive


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