Michele Selene Ang, Enid Graham & More Will Lead LCT3's BULL IN A CHINA SHOP
Michele Selene Ang, Enid Graham, Lizbeth MacKay, Crystal Lucas-Perry, and Ruibo Qian will comprise the cast of the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of BULL IN A CHINA SHOP, a new play by Bryna Turner, to be directed by Lee Sunday Evans. BULL IN A CHINA SHOP will begin performancesSaturday evening, February 11, open on Wednesday, March 1, and run for six weeks only through Sunday, March 26 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street).
Galloping through forty years in a New England women's college, BULL IN A CHINA SHOP follows Mary Woolley (to be played by Enid Graham) and her partner Jeannette Marks (Ruibo Qian) as they reform and revolutionize women's education at the height of the suffrage movement. As evolving ambitions and desires strain the couple's relationship, this fast-paced comedy explores how we change the world, how the world changes us, and how we try to grow old together.
BRYNA TURNER is a Brooklyn-based playwright who will be making her professional debut with this production. Her playHow to Separate Your Soul from Your Body (in ten easy steps!) received readings at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, at Rutgers University, and at The Rainbow Theatre Project in Washington, D.C. Her plays The Stand-In and Lights Over Philo have been produced as part of the Playwrights Festival of New Plays at Rutgers University, directed by Knud Adams and Lee Sunday Evans, respectively. She is a member of Clubbed Thumb's Early Career Writers' Group and holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Rutgers University, where she studied with Kathleen Tolan, Christina Anderson, David Adjmi, Madeleine George, and Anne Washburn.
Lee Sunday EVANS, a director and choreographer, won a 2015 Obie Award for her production of A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes and The Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Susan Stroman Award. Most recently, she created a production of Macbeth for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival which was performed by three women, and directed the world premiere of Wellesley Girl by Brendan Pelsue at the Humana Festival. Her work has been presented and developed at Clubbed Thumb, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Sundance Theatre Festival, CATCH, 59E59, The New Ohio, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, The Culture Project, Robert Wilson's Watermill Center, Dixon Place, and LaMama.
Lincoln Center Theater is currently producing The Babylon Line, a new play by Richard Greenberg, directed by Terry Kinney, currently at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater through Sunday, January 22. Upcoming productions include Sarah Ruhl's new play How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, directed by Rebecca Taichman, beginning performances Thursday, February 23 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; the remounting of its critically acclaimed production of J.T. Rogers' Oslo, directed by Bartlett Sher, beginningThursday, March 23 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater; and Dominique Morisseau's new play Pipeline, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, beginning performances Thursday, June 15 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. LCT will also co-produce the new Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, directed by Sam Gold and starring Sally Field and Joe Mantello, at the Belasco Theatre.
BULL IN A CHINA SHOP will be performed Monday and Wednesday through Sunday evenings at 7pm, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. (PLEASE NOTE: there is no matinee on Sunday, February 12 and no performance on Thursday, March 2.) Tickets, priced at $30, will be available beginning Saturday, January 14 at the Lincoln Center Theater box office, telecharge.com, and lct3.org.
The LCT3 season program is supported by generous grants from The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Ford Foundation, The Howard Gilman Foundation, Time Warner Foundation, the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, the Tony Randall Theatrical Fund, the J & AR Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Endowment support is generously provided by Daryl Roth.