'The Occupant' Opens Tonight, June 5th

Signature Theatre Company's (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) world premiere production of Edward Albee'S OCCUPANT starring Tony® and Academy Award®-winning actress Mercedes Ruehl and two-time Emmy® winner and Tony® nominee Larry Bryggman officially opens tonight, Thursday, June 5th.   Directed by Pam Mackinnon, the limited engagement has been extended by popular demand one week from Sunday, June 29th to Sunday, July 6th.  Previews began on May 6th at The Peter Norton Space located at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues).

Tickets are available on Signature's website at www.signaturetheatre.org, by phone at (212) 244-PLAY (7529) and in person at the Box Office at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues).

Signature Theatre Company caps off its 2007-2008 season with a Legacy Production as part of its Premiere Series, which presents new work by former Playwrights-in-Residence.  Edward Albee'S OCCUPANT is a portrait of acclaimed sculptor Louise Nevelson and a quest to capture a charismatic and complex artist and persona.  What is the relationship between creator and creation?  Who was Louise Nevelson?  Only she knew.

Sets are designed by Christine Jones with Costumes by Jane Greenwood and Lights by David Lander.

Performance Schedule:
May 6 – June 29, 2008
Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm,
Matinees Saturday & Sunday at 2pm
No Performance June 6th

July 1 – July 6, 2008

Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm and 8pm, Thursday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2pm.

No Performance July 4th

Internet: www.signaturetheatre.org
By Phone: (212) 244-PLAY (7529)
In Person: Box Office - 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)

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