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Zoe Kazan's New Play AFTER THE BLAST to Open LCT3's 2017-18 Season

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LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater will open its 2017-2018 season with AFTER THE BLAST, a new play by Zoe Kazan, to be directed by Lila Neugebauer, beginning performances Saturday, October 7 and running for six weeks only through Sunday, November 19 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). Opening night is Monday, October 23.

AFTER THE BLAST is set in the wake of total environmental disaster, when the human population has retreated underground. Experience is simulated. Fertility is regulated. And Anna and Oliver have one last chance to have a baby.

AFTER THE BLAST will have sets by Daniel Zimmerman, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting by Eric Southern, and sound by Brandon Wolcott. Casting for AFTER THE BLAST will be announced at a later date.

Zoe Kazan is the author of the plays Absalom, We Live Here, and Trudy and Max in Love; and the screenplays for the films Ruby Sparks (Independent Spirit Award nomination for Original Screenplay), Wildlife, and the mini-series The Secret History of Wonder Woman. As an actress she has appeared on Broadway in Come Back, Little Sheba (Clarence Derwent Award), The Seagull (Drama Desk Award nomination), and A Behanding in Spokane; and off-Broadway in Angels in America, Parts I and II; 100 Saints You Should Know (Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Award nominations); as well as in productions with the Roundabout Theatre Company, The New Group and Manhattan Theatre Club. Her film credits include the upcoming summer release The Big Sick, The Monster, The F Word, Ruby Sparks, It's Complicated (National Board of Review, Best Ensemble Award), The Exploding Girl (Tribeca Film Festival, Best Actress Award), Me and Orson Welles, and Revolutionary Road. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance in HBO's "Olive Kitteridge" and also appeared in HBO's "The Deuce" and "Bored to Death," and in the NBC series "The Medium."

Lila Neugebauer directed the LCT3 production of Kill Floor. Her recent New York credits include Annie Baker's The Antipodes and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Everybody at the Signature Theatre Company; and Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves (Obie Award). She also directed the Signature Theatre's production of The Wayside Motor Inn (Drama Desk nomination) and their triple bill of Edward Albee's The Sandbox, Maria Irene Fornes' Drowning, and Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro as well as productions at The New Group, NY Stage and Film, Joe's Pub, Ars Nova, and Clubbed Thumb. Her regional theater credits include An Intervention (Williamstown Theatre Festival); After the Revolution, 4000 Miles (Baltimore Center Stage); Zoe Kazan's Trudy and Max in Love (South Coast Rep); Red Speedo (Studio Theatre); Partners, O Guru Guru Guru (Humana Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville); Troublemaker (Berkeley Rep); The Aliens (SF Playhouse, Studio Theatre). As co-Artistic Director of The Mad Ones her productions include The Essential Straight & Narrow and Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War. Internationally, she was the associate director of Stop The Virgens (Sydney Opera House, which was seen in New York at St. Ann's Warehouse).

LCT3 is dedicated to producing the work of new playwrights, directors, and designers and engaging new audiences. André Bishop is Producing Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater. Evan Cabnet is Artistic Director of LCT3. LCT3 is currently presenting Third Rail Projects' Ghost Light, the acclaimed company's newest immersive work, a performance about performance which takes place in, around, and throughout the Claire Tow Theater, beginning Saturday, June 3.

The LCT3 season program is supported by generous grants from The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Ford Foundation, The Howard Gilman Foundation, Time Warner Foundation, the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, the Tony Randall Theatrical Fund, the J & AR Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Endowment support is generously provided by Daryl Roth.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride


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