Photo Flash: PRAYER FOR MY ENEMY at Playwrights Horizons
Previews began Friday, November 14 for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) New York premiere of PRAYER FOR MY ENEMY, a new play by two-time Tony Award nominee, Pulitzer Prize finalist and two-time Obie Award winner Craig Lucas (Small Tragedy at Playwrights Horizons, The Light in the Piazza, Prelude to a Kiss, Reckless, The Dying Gaul).
Directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (The Butterfly Collection at Playwrights Horizons, the current Broadway revival of South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza), PRAYER FOR MY ENEMY has an Opening Night set for Tuesday, December 9 at 7PM. The limited engagement will run through Sunday, December 21 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street).
The third production of the theater company's 2008/2009 Season, PRAYER FOR MY ENEMY is the first of two plays by Mr. Lucas that will receive their New York premiere this season. His play The Singing Forest will have its premiere at The Public in the spring.
The cast features Tony Award winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza, the recent The Marriage of Bette and Boo at Roundabout, Follies and Juno at City Center, How to Succeed..., the film The Happening), Tony Award winner Michele Pawk (Hollywood Arms, Hairspray, Mamma Mia!, Drama Desk nominations for Crazy For You, Cabaret and Off-Broadway's The Paris Letter), Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, the recent and Broadway-bound Hair for Shakespeare in the Park, Ang Lee's upcoming film Taking Woodstock), 2008 Theatre World Award winner Cassie Beck (The Drunken City), Zachary Booth (the current film Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, the upcoming Taking Woodstock, both Spine and Pentecost at The Barrow Group) and Skipp Sudduth (Lincoln Center's South Pacific).
The Playwrights Horizons production of PRAYER FOR MY ENEMY reunites three key team members behind the Tony Award-winning production The Light in the Piazza, which featured a book by Mr. Lucas, was directed by Mr. Sher and starred Ms. Clark. It will also feature costume design by Piazza's Tony-winning costume designer, Catherine Zuber.
The production features scenic design by John McDermott, costume design by four-time Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Stephen Strawbridge, sound design by Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer and music by Nico Muhly. Production Stage Manager is Lisa Ann Chernoff.
Playwrights Horizons is supported in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate. In addition, Playwrights Horizons receives major support from Carnegie Corporation of New York, Charina Endowment Fund, The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, The Shubert Foundation and Time Warner Inc.
Tickets, $65, may be purchased online via TicketCentral.com, by phone at (212) 279-4200 (Noon-8pm daily), or in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues). Subscriptions for the 2008/2009 Playwrights Horizons season are also available.
For subscription and ticket information to all Playwrights Horizons productions,call TICKET CENTRAL at (212) 279-4200, Noon to 8 pm daily, or purchase online at the Playwrights Horizons website at www.playwrightshorizons.org
Photos by Joan Marcus
Zachary Booth and Jonathan Groff
Jonathan Groff and Zachary Booth
Zachary Booth and Cassie Beck
Jonathan Groff and Zachary Booth