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POOL (NO WATER) to Open Off-Broadway at Barrow Street Theater this Fall

One Year Lease Theater Company brings their sold-out critically-acclaimed 2012 production of pool (no water) back to NYC for a limited Off-Broadway run from October 21-November 24 at Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue South). Written by controversial English playwright Mark Ravenhill and directed by Ianthe Demos, pool (no water) will be arriving in NYC from a run at A.R.T.'s Oberon in Boston.

pool (no water) is a visceral and shocking play about the fragility of friendship and the jealousy and resentment inspired by success. A famous artist invites old friends to her luxurious new home for a long awaited reunion. But the celebration comes to an abrupt end when the host suffers a horrific accident. An almost unthinkable plan starts to take shape: could her suffering be the group's next work of art?

Commissioned and co-directed in 2006 by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett (choreographer of Broadway's The Glass Menagerie, Rocky, Once, Peter and the Starcatcher and American Idiot & director of What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined) for their British theater company Frantic Assembly, pool (no water) is an unflinching look at the vulnerability of friendship, the power of resentment, and a deep-seated yearning to create something truly memorable.

The cast includes Estelle Bajou, Eric Berryman, Nick Flint, Maja Wampuszyc and Richard Saudek. The production features choreography and movement direction by Natalie Lomonte, music by Estelle Bajou, set design by James Hunting, lighting design by Mike Riggs, costume design by Kenisha Kelly, and multi-media design by Scott J. Fetterman.

pool (no water) will run October 21-November 24 at Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue South) and play according to the following schedule: Sunday - Tuesday at 7:30pm; Saturdays at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $20-65 and can be arranged online at or by calling (212) 868-4444, and at the Barrow Street Theatre box office, open 1pm daily, at 27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue South in the heart of Greenwich Village. Nearby subway stops are the 1 at Christopher Street (walk 1 block South on 7th Avenue to Barrow) and the A, C, E, B, D, F and M at West 4th (walk West on 4th Street, left on Barrow). $20 Student tickets are available in advance via Smarttix, or day-of at the box office - one ticket per ID. For more information, please visit

Photo Credit: Emily Raw

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