Austin Pendleton & Angelica Page to Star in New Play DRESS OF FIRE

Austin Pendleton & Angelica Page to Star in New Play DRESS OF FIRE

Austin Pendleton and Angelica Page are set to star in DRESS OF FIRE, a new play by Nina Kethevan. Performances will begin April 13th, with the official Opening Night on Sunday, April 22nd at the 13th Street Theatre, 50 West 13 Street (just east of Sixth Ave.)

As the conflict rages around the walls of the city of Troy (whose dilemma startlingly resembles that of our world today), the passionate characters in DRESS OF FIRE are as much preoccupied by their own personal dramas as by the impending disaster that will sweep it all away.

Austin Pendleton starred on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof, Grand Hotel, Doubles, and The Diary of Anne Frank, and Off-Broadway in Oh Dad, Poor Dad..., The Exonerated, The Last Sweet Days of Isaac, and Educating Rita. His extensive film & TV credits include "Oz," A Beautiful Mind, "Billions," Finding Nemo, What's Up Doc?, and "The Equalizer."

Angelica Page starred in Broadway's Side Man and The Best Man and she played both L.A. and NY in Turning Page, her one-woman play about her mother, the legendary late actress, Geraldine Page. Angelica has appeared in 19 films including The Sixth Sense, Lucky Days, Nobody's Fool, and Nothing But the Truth.

Under the direction of Ioan Ardelean, DRESS OF FIRE will also feature James Edward Becton (Double Cross, Prometheus Trap), Chris Brandt (Medicine Show Theatre), Caleb Carlson ("Last Days of the Nazis," "Amish Witches"), Paul Carrazzone (Deadly Sins), Timothy Doyle (Fortune's Fool, "Orange is the New Black," The Beard of Avon), Lindsay Gitter ("The Hunt with John Walsh"), Bryan Marshall (Orpheus Descending), Elena Rusconi ("The Catch"), Tara Steinberg (Inside Llewyn Davis), and Daniel Yaiullo (The Santaland Diaries).

Playwright Nina Kethevan played Gregor's violin-playing sister in Kafka's Metamorphosis and Anna in Chekhov's Ivanov in Paris. Her adaptation of Nijinsky's journal (and performance in the title role) won unanimous praise. After that triumph in Paris, she was subsequently invited to London's National Theatre to perform two guest performances in English.

The playing schedule for DRESS OF FIRE will be Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, with matinees Sunday at 3 pm through April 29th. Tickets are $30 and are available through www.dressoffire.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Same day $20 student & senior tickets (with valid I.D.) will be available in person at the box office.

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