STAGE TUBE: Creative Team Opens Up About CITY OF, Beginning This Month at Playwrights Realm
The Playwrights Realm's world premiere of City Of by Anton Dudley, directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer & Cellar) runs January 27th through February 21st, 2015 with a February 5th opening at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). Below, check out a video in which Dudley, Brackett, and Artistic Director Katherine Kovner discuss the show!
Tickets are on sale through www.TicketCentral.com, by calling (212) 279-4200, noon to 8 p.m. daily or by visiting the Ticket Central box office at 416 W. 42nd Street. Tickets range in price from $25 to $35 for all regular performances (February 6th thru 21st). The Playwrights Realm is pleased to bring back their successful 1to5 Ticket Drive initiative during preview performances, wherein all tickets for the first five previews are only $1 to $5 (January 27th - January 31st). Tickets for February 2nd - February 4th are only $15. Student rush tickets are available for $10 for all performances from February 2ndthru February 21st.
The cast includes Suzanne Bertish (Machinal) as Eleanor, Colby Minifie (MCC's Punk Rock) as Cammie, Devin Norik(CSC's Unnatural Acts) as Dash, Steven Rattazzi (CBS's Galileo) as Actor, Jon Norman Schneider (LCT's The Oldest Boy) as Claude, and Cheryl Stern (La Cage aux Folles) as Actress.
City Of is The Playwrights Realm's inaugural Alumni Production. This program will be dedicated to mounting new works by the growing contingency of Alumni Playwrights who have already been produced by the company. Launching the Alumni Production not only adds a production to the season, but it also deepens The Realm's commitment to being an artistic home where playwrights can grow over the long term. The Realm previously presented Anton Dudley's play Substitution in 2008.
Somewhere in Paris, on a rainy night, a gargoyle falls in love with a pigeon, the ghost of Paul Verlaine recites poetry for passersby, and large glasses of emerald green absinthe are poured and consumed. Somewhere in Paris, on a rainy night, four Americans, lost and lonely, discover that their lives and their dreams are intertwined in ways they'd never imagined.
The design team includes Cameron Anderson (Scenic Design), Paul Carey (Costume Design), Brian Tovar (Lighting Design), Matt Hubbs (Sound Design) and Anna Demenkoff (Props Design). Megan Schwarz Dickert is the Production Stage Manager. Casting by Paul Davis, Calleri Casting.