FAIRVIEW Returns To New York City
Jeffrey Horowitz announces that TFANA will extend its current four-play season to five plays and present Soho Rep.'s production of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview, staged by Sarah Benson. Fairview will play June 2-30, 2019, on the Samuel H. Scripps Mainstage at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, TFANA's state-of-the-art home in the Brooklyn Cultural District. The return engagement marks the first opportunity for New York audiences to experience this bold, innovative work since its sold-out, thrice-extended world premiere at Soho Rep. Fairview is currently only on sale as part of TFANA's two-play subscription package of Fairview and Julius Caesar.
Horowitz says, TFANA produces Shakespeare in a dialogue over time with classic and contemporary drama. Our 2018-19 season includes Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, the world premiere of About Alice by Calvin Trillin; Peter Brook and Marie-H l ne Estienne's The Prisoner; and Ryszard Kapu ci ski's The Emperor, adapted by Colin Teevan. Following Julius Caesar, Soho Rep's Fairview by Jackie Sibbliles Drury will now join TFANA's season. A new and larger audience will be able to experience Fairview. In 2015, TFANA presented Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. TFANA is excited to continue its relationship with Soho Rep. Jackie Sibblies Drury, the actors and the creative team of Fairview will bring vibrancy to TFANA and its community.
Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson said, I'm delighted that thousands more people will be able to see Jackie's play at TFANA! It has been terrific to see the piece thrive in different contexts, most recently at Berkeley Rep. who co-commissioned the piece with us. Especially given the small size of Soho Rep's house (and the devoted standby lines!) it is wonderful for more New Yorkers to experience this production and to feel the work reverberate beyond the walls of 46 Walker Street. Polonsky Shakespeare Center is a fabulous space for the piece, and we are very excited to bring the show to Brooklyn and further our collaboration with TFANA after working together on the remount of An Octoroon in 2015.
In Fairview, the Frasier family is gearing up for Grandma's birthday, and Beverly needs this dinner to be perfect. Plus, the radio's on the fritz, her sister Jasmine is drinking, her husband Dayton isn't helping, her brother Tyrone might not show up at all, and her daughter Keisha is being a typical teenager. As Beverly's hostess-neurosis begins to get the better of her while her family acts like family, Keisha's adolescent malaise starts to seem like maybe it could be something else.
The cast will be announced at a later date. The creative team for the world premiere production includes Raja Feather Kelly (choreographer), Tony Award-winner Mimi Lien (scenic designer), Montana Levi Blanco (costume designer), Amith Chandrashaker (lighting designer), Mikaal Sulaiman (sound designer), J. David Brimmer (fight director), Cookie Jordan (hair and wig designer), Garrett Allen (Associate Director), and Ryan Courtney (Props).
TFANA's 2018-19 season includes Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, directed by Shana Cooper; the World Premiere of Calvin Trillin's About Alice, directed by Leonard Foglia; C.I.C.T/ Th tre des Bouffes du Nord's The Prisoner, text and direction by Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne (co-production with National Theatre, London; the Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw; Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghausen; Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven);and Ryszard Kapu ci ski's The Emperor, adapted by Colin Teevan starring Kathryn Hunter and directed by Walter Meierjohann (co-production with Young Vic, HOME, and Th tres de la Ville de Luxembourg).
Performances of Fairview will take place June 2-30. A full performance schedule will be announced at a later date.
Free post-performance conversations (TFANA Talks) will be announced later.
Theatre for a New Audience is committed to economically-accessible tickets and offers tickets at a range of prices for Fairview.
$20 New Deal: all Performances. Age 30 and under or full-time students of any age. May be purchased online, over the phone, or at the box office, in advance or day-of, with valid ID(s) proving eligibility required at pickup.
$20 Brooklyn Pass: all Performances. Members of local Brooklyn non-profit organizations through Brooklyn Pass program.
$58-$65: all performances with a TFANA subscription.
Special Discounts: TFANA offers special discounts available by joining TFANA mailing list at www.tfana.org. $35 tickets for every performance available for Soho Rep. fans only by joining Soho Rep.'s mailing list at www.sohorep.org
$90-$100: all performances.
$115 Premium Seats: all performances.
Polonsky Shakespeare Center is located at 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217.