MORE Returns For One Night Only At New Works Series
A grounded, witty psychodrama about addiction, More will return to Off-Off-Broadway as part of the Emerging Artist Theatre's New Works Series.
The play revolves around Laura Wells (Sarah Elizabeth Grace), an actress and recovering alcoholic, who has been living responsibly with her stable college sweetheart Gabe (Heinley Gaspard). Doubting her worth and craving excitement, she embarks on an affair with her free-thinking co-star, Myles (William Phelps). The story explores how addictions manifest themselves outside of drugs and alcohol, but it is not a morality play.
Director Lacy Reily believes that More is "extremely accessible to a modern audience, showing the different kinds of relationships that emerge today, as well as never shying away from the darker sides of love. This show explores the true, unfiltered, version of attraction. More asks the question: is love itself is just another form of addiction?"
"In most stories like these, the protagonist is a man," the playwright Sarah Elizabeth Grace explains. "I wanted to showcase a woman's experience with addiction and gender-flip the anti-hero narrative." Using clever language and frank depictions of sexuality, More is a funny and heart-wrenching play.
More is directed by Lacy Reily, written by Sarah Elizabeth Grace, and stars Heinley Gaspard, Sarah Elizabeth Grace, and William Phelps. It runs 85 minutes with no intermission at TADA! Theatre (15 W 28th St, 2nd Fl, New York, NY). Performance is at 9:00 pm on Friday March 9th, followed by a talk back. Tickets are $15, sold here on Brown Paper Tickets.