Stephen Belber's TAPE Returns to NYC More Relevant than Ever

Stephen Belber's 1999 play "Tape," developed at the Humana Festival with a New York premiere by Naked Angels, will play a strictly limited run this spring. The production opens March 30th at the Bridge Theater in Shetler Studios, and will play nine performances, closing April 8th.

"Tape" is one of the playwright's most well-known offerings - a tough yet compassionate take on the aftermath of sexual assault, and the toll it takes on relationships. The New Yorker said of the New York premiere, "TAPE is terrific...Belber has expert fun torturing his characters with the things that never get said, yet the language is uniquely telling and the underlying grief shines through."

The production stars George Carpenter, Ryan Perez, and Laura Piccoli, and will be directed by Emma Wisniewski. All four agree that the play is more relevant than ever. "Picking up the play last year, when we first started discussing this project, I was thrilled by how timely it felt," Wisniewski says. "We're having conversations about these issues now that we weren't having fifteen years ago. So I'm really excited to get the story in front of 2017 audiences."

Tickets are available at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/11455. Discounts are offered for students. Inquiries can be sent to tapenyc2017@gmail.com.


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