A DISH FOR THE GODS at Theatre Row Opens Today
Rachel Reiner Productions presents the World Premiere of Victor L. Cahn's A Dish For The Gods, directed by Adam Fitzgerald. A Dish for the Gods began performances on Saturday September 14, and opens tonight, Monday, September 16 and will run through October 5, 2013 at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42 Street). Tickets are $19.25 (including a $1.25 theatre restoration charge) and can be purchased at www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.
In A DISH FOR THE GODS, celebrated writer Julia Richards reflects on her path to success as well as the price she has paid. She recalls the challenges she faced, the painful choices she made, and the tumultuous relationship she shared with the singular man she loved.
This production marks Cahn's seventh New York production in just under ten years, his sixth with Rachel Reiner Productions. A DISH FOR THE GODS will star Margot White (Broadway: The Farnsworth Invention) and Kevin Cristaldi (Next Fall, Dear Darkness). Creative team includes:David Arsenault (Set Design), Brooke Cohen (Costume Design), Nastassia Jimenez (Lighting Design), Colin Whitely (Sound Design),Rebekah Hughston(Associate Producer), Sean McCain (Stage Manager).
A DISH FOR THE GODS, written by Victor L. Cahn and directed by Adam Fitzgerald, begins performances on September 14; opens September 16 and runs through October 5, 2013. Performance Schedule: Wednesday-Saturday at 8PM; Sunday Matinee at 3PM. Added performance Monday, September 16 at 7PM (opening); NO performance on September18. Running Time is 90 Minutes NO intermission.
The Lion is located at 410 West 42 Street. Tickets are $19.25 (including $1.25 theatre restoration charge). Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. Press performances: Saturday, September 14 at 8PM; Sunday, September 15 at 3PM; Monday, September 16 at 7PM (Opening Night); Thursday, September 19 at 8PM.
Victor L. Cahn has written numerous plays, including several produced Off-Broadway as well as regionally: Getting the Business, Roses in December; Embraceable Me; Fit to Kill (all published by Samuel French); Dally with the Devil; Sheepskin/Bottom of the Ninth; and Sherlock Solo, a one-man show that he performs. He has also taken leading roles in plays by Shakespeare, Pinter, Coward, Simon, Gurney, and Knott. He is Professor of English at Skidmore College, and the author of five books on Shakespeare; critical volumes on Tom Stoppard and Harold Pinter;Conquering College: A Guide for Undergraduates; the memoir Classroom Virtuoso; and two novels, Romantic Trapezoid and Sound Bites. His articles and reviews have appeared in such varied publications as The New York Times, The Literary Review, Modern Drama, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Variety. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Inc.
Adam Fitzgerald (Director) is the Artistic Director of kef theatrical productions and a founding partner of FIFTY2&NINE. With kef Adam recently directed Ken Urban's The Awake, the critically acclaimed Methtacular! (Time Out NY Critics' Pick), Killing Women (with Lisa Brescia) and Lyric is Waiting. Other recent NYC directing credits include Songs for a More Funnier World (NYMF), Getting the Business (Rachel Reiner Productions), Marc Castle's Friends and Relations, Michael I Walker's Letter from Algeria (GroundUp) and the concerts of Ali Ewoldt and Adam Jacobs' Heart Full of Love (Town Hall) and Carner and Gregor's Island Song (92YTribeca). Adam was the 2008-09 Directing Resident at Playwrights Horizons assisting Wilson Milam, Bartlett Sher and Kate Whoriskey on plays by Nicky Silver (Three Changes with Maura Tierney), Craig Lucas (Prayer for My Enemy with Victoria Clark, Michele Pawk and Jonathan Groff) and Christina Anderson (Inked Baby with LaChanze) and served as the 2007-08 Artistic Associate, Playhouse West where his production of Defiance garnered Critics Circle nominations for Director and Production. With FIFTY2&NINE, Adam wrote and directed the PSA for the Ad Council and GLSEN which won a national Talent House competition judged by Brett Ratner and Tom Ford and directed FIFTY2&NINE's first web series, Conversations w/My Ex for GWIST TV. www.directorfitz.com
Kevin Cristaldi (Greg) Kevin Cristaldi's theatrical credits include Next Fall (Florida Studio Theatre), The Dirty Talk (Center Stage, NYC), Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Schoolhouse Theater), Dear Darkness (New Ohio, NYC), Eddie Legs (The Lillian Theatre, L.A.), Cringe (Evidence Room, L.A.), The Last Station (Vermont Stage), The Miser (Hartford Stage), Message to Michael (Rattlestick Theater, NYC), Importance of Being Earnest(Two Rivers Theater), and the title role in Hamlet (Arden Theatre, Philadelphia). He is a member of The Evidence Room in Los Angeles, and has worked with Terra Nova Collective, the Labyrinth Theater Co., and Vampire Cowboys here in NYC. Television credits include Criminal Minds, Gilmore Girls, Numbers, Medium, The Unit, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Margot White (Julia) 2013 has proved a busy year for Margot. As a TACT company member, she performed in their Spring production ofHappy Birthday, as well as Love Therapy at the D*R*2. She also just returned from CATF as a last minute replacement in Heartless, and will be at Harlem's Apollo Theatre the first weekend in November in Unspeakable - based on the life of Richard Pryor. Other Favorite Credits include: Broadway/Off-Broadway: Aaron Sorkin's The Farnsworth Invention; Rosmersholm (The Pearl, opposite Austin Pendleton); The Traveling Lady(E.S.T, Drama Desk Nomination, Best Revival); Pericles (Red Bull); Love Goes to Press! (Mint Theatre); world premiere of When They Speak of Rita(Primary Stages), directed by Horton Foote. Regional: Marshall Mason's revival of Talley's Folly at The McCarter with Richard Schiff; Studio Theatre/DC, A.C.T, Great Lakes, Pioneer, & STNJ. TV/Film: "L&O", "L&O: CI", "Ugly Betty", "Blue Bloods" "Four Single Fathers", "Face Time", "A Queen Without His Crown" and a couple pilots on the 'cutting room floor' Network.