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The Flea Premieres I SEE YOU Tonight Off-Broadway

The Flea presents the World Premiere of I SEE YOU by Kate Robin. This romantic comedy will be directed by Flea Artistic Director Jim Simpson. Previews of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin tonight, November 7 with opening slated for Sunday, November 16.

A disengaged stay-at-home dad and an apocalyptically anxious mom meet in this illicit rom com that spins out of control. In a world headed for disaster, what are the rules?

"I SEE YOU is really about the psychic and emotional stress of living in the cusp of the apocalypse - which is sort of where we are," says Robin who is returning to The Flea for her second production following The Light Outside.

This two-hander features Danielle Slavick (Through the Yellow Hour) and Stephen Barker Turner (The North Pool) with design by Kyle Chepulis (Set), Brian Aldus (Lighting), Claudia Brown (Costumes), and Janie Bullard (Sound).

With I SEE YOU, The Flea Theater continues its commitment to creating theater that is accessible to all. Every production at The Flea will have a limited number of $15 tickets available on a first-come-first-served basis. We also will be continuing with our Pay What You Can performances on Tuesday nights Upstairs at The Flea. Pay What You Can tickets are available one hour prior to performance.

I SEE YOU runs tonight, November 7 - December 21, Tuesday-Saturday at 7PM, Saturday-Sunday at 3PM; except November 25-30. The Flea Theater is located at 41 White Street between Church and Broadway, three blocks south of Canal, close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines. Tickets are $15 - $70 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. VIP tickets available for $100. Pay What You Can every Tuesdays at the door.

BIOS:

Kate Robin (Playwright). Theater: What They Have (South Coast Rep.) Anon. (Atlantic Theater Co.), Intrigue With Faye (MCC & New York Stage & Film), The Light Outside (The Flea), Swimming In March (The Market Theater, winner IRNE Best Play of 2001 award), Bride Stripped Bare (ThreadWaxing Space), Given Away (Playwright's Collective). Her plays have been commissioned and developed at SCR, MTC, Playwrights' Horizons, New York Theater Workshop, The Atlantic Theater Co., The Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights' Conference, JAW/West at Portland Stage, and EST. I See You was commissioned by South Coast Rep. Television & Film: Six Feet Under (writer/supervising producer) and Coming Soon. Currently Kate is a writer and co-executive producer of The Affair, coming to Showtime this fall. She is also developing a pilot for HBO. Kate received the 2003 Princess Grace Statuette for playwriting and is an alumna of New Dramatists.

Jim Simpson (Director) was a child actor in his hometown of Honolulu, as a teenager worked with Jerzy Grotowski in Poland, and holds degrees from Boston University School for the Arts and the Yale Drama School. He's worked at many venues in New York City, Nationally and Internationally. Drama Desk cited for Downtown Adventurous Theater, Two-time OBIE-award winner, National Board of Review Excellence in Filmmaking, and cited for artistic leadership in Downtown New York by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Danielle Slavick. Broadway: u/s for The Other Place (Joe Mantello/MTC), Off-Broadway includes: Through the Yellow Hour (Adam Rapp/Rattlestick), Bright New Boise (Davis McCallum/Partial Comfort), That Pretty Pretty or The Rape Play (Kip Fagan/Rattlestick), Blind (Lucie Tiberghien/Rattlestick), 10x25 (Annie Baker/Atlantic Theatre Company), Love Song of an Albanian Sous Chef (Moritz von Stuelpnagel/EST) Regional includes: Sam Hunter's A Permanent Image (Kip Fagan/BCT), The Diary of Anne Frank (Paul Barnes/Denver Center), Clybourne Park (Wes Grantom/Premiere Stages) TV/Film: Recurring on Hostages and Guiding Light, Unforgettable. Upcoming: Noah Baumbach's While We're Young, Ross Katz's Adult Beginners MFA: National Theater Conservatory. Originally from Timberlake, Ohio Danielle now lives in Brooklyn.

Stephen Barker Turner most recently appeared in the Off-Broadway premiere of Rajiv Joseph's The North Pool at the Vineyard. Other premieres include David Adjmi's The Evildoers, Dead Accounts and The Scene (both by Theresa Rebeck), After Ashley, and Compulsion by Rinne Groff, directed by Oskar Eustis with Mandy Patinkin. Other New York theatre: Benefactors (Keen Company), Richard III, Measure For Measure, and All's Well That Ends Well (all NYSF), Race (CSC), and All My Sons (Roundabout), among others. Regional: Arena Stage, Yale Rep, Long Wharf, The Denver Center, Williamstown, A.C.T., Humana Festival, Cal Shakes, and NY Stage and Film, among others. TV: Body of Proof, Blue Bloods, all three Law and Order franchises, Hack, Sex and the City, and Swift Justice, among others. FILM: Blair Witch 2, Cosmopolitan, Machiavelli Rises, Human Resources, The Warrior Class, We Pedal Uphill, and Seducing Charlie Barker (based on Theresa Rebeck's The Scene, 2011 Tribeca Film Fest), among others. Stephen is a graduate of The Juilliard School, and a Fox fellow.

The Flea Theater, under Artistic Director Jim Simpson and Producing Director Carol Ostrow, is one of New York's leading off-off-Broadway companies. Winner of a Special Drama Desk Award for outstanding achievement, Obie Awards and an Otto for political theater, The Flea has presented over 100 plays and numerous dance and live music performances since its inception in 1996. Past productions include the premieres by Steven Banks, Thomas Bradshaw, Bathsheba Doran, Will Eno, Karen Finley, Amy Freed, Sean Graney, A.R. Gurney, Hamish Linklater, Enrique Gutiérrez Ortiz Monasterio, Itamar Moses, Anne Nelson, Qui Nguyen, Adam Rapp, Jonathan Reynolds, Roger Rosenblatt, Elizabeth Swados, and Mac Wellman. Recent successes include Drama Desk nominated She Kills Monsters, These Seven Sicknesses and Restoration Comedy, The Mysteries and eight World Premieres by A.R. Gurney including the WSJ Best New Play of 2013, Family Furniture.



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