Pascale Armand to Lead WP Theater's NATURAL SHOCKS
WP Theater has announced that Tony Award Nominee & Obie Award Winner Pascale Armand (Eclipsed, The Trip to Bountiful) will star in the world premiere of Natural Shocks. Written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by May Adrales (Vietgone), the show will play a limited engagement from Sunday, October 28 through Sunday, November 25, with opening night set for Thursday, November 8.
Natural Shocks marks the highly-anticipated New York return of Lauren Gunderson, the most-produced female playwright in America today, starring one of the finest interpreters of modern playwriting. A dynamic performer on stage and screen, Armand's extensive resume includes many of the most acclaimed plays of the past decade including Eclipsed, An Octoroon, Ruined, and Belleville. She made her Broadway debut in The Trip to Bountiful with Cicely Tyson, was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the history-making Broadway production of Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, and has portrayed Shakespeare's Rosaline in Love's Labor's Lost, Marina in Pericles, Ophelia in Hamlet, and Celia in As You Like It. Her film and television credits include "The Blacklist", "America Odyssey", "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent".
Natural Shocks is a darkly hilarious solo tour-de-force where an unnamed woman is forced into her basement when she finds herself in the path of a tornado. Trapped there, she spills over into confession, regret, long-held secrets, and giddy new love. But as the storm approaches, she becomes less and less sure where safety lies - and how best to defy the danger that awaits.
Tickets for Natural Shocks are on sale now via www.wptheater.org or by calling (212)352-3101. The Performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday-Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2 & 8PM, and Sunday at 3PM. The performance on October 28 is at 7PM. On November 3 there is no 2PM performance. There are additional performances on November 4 and November 25 at 7PM. There is no performance on November 22.