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A Life in the Rye at Theater for the New City

Dates

11/7/2019 - 11/24/2019

Theatre

Theater for the New City


155 First Ave.
New York City, 10003

Tickets Info

$18/ $15 sr. and st.
Phone: 212-254-1109


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A Life In The Rye looks at J.D. Salinger's life and the impact that Catcher In The Rye had on him, his fans, fanatics obsessed with the book and the world. The play gives insight into possible reasons that Salinger retreated from society after writing what became one of the best-selling books of all time.

Written by Claude Solnik
Directed by Joe John Battista
Produced by Robert Massimi / Gimme Shelter Productions

STARRING
Tom Martin, Salinger
Janel Koloski, Oona O'Neil
Tony del Bono, Dad Salinger
Thami Moscovici, Mom Salinger
Alexandra Laliberte, Jeanne Miller, Silvia
Vilma Hodo, Bette
Willem Long, Young Salinger
Chris Johnson, Whitt, Hemmingway, Shawn, Agent, Giroux
Harry Bainbridge, Chapman, Doctor
Olivia Osol, Claire
Annalisa Plumb, Joyce

BEHIND THE SCENES
Wendy Tonken costumes
Allison Hohman production stage manager/lighting and sound designer
John Constantine and Vilma Hodo assistant stage managers
John Constantine production assistant
Title by Robert Massimi

News About A Life in the Rye at Theater for the New City


BWW Feature: Quarantine Creations with Maks Kubis and Claude Solnik
April 18, 2020

Take a break from watching the news and look at the creativity still running rampant through the theater community. Featured this week are actor/musician Maks Kubis, who shares his coronavirus-inspired rendition of 'Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,' and playwright Claude Solnik, who brings us some poetic inspiration.

BWW Review: The New Legacy of J.D. Salinger in Solnik's A LIFE IN THE RYE
November 11, 2019

Presented by Two Tough Broads, directed by Joe John Battista and now in performances at the historic Theater for the New City, A Life In the Rye is truly an inspirational piece of theater that not only brings new life to J.D. Salinger's own story, but does so in a way that brings such dimensionality to a brilliant yet troubled life. One hundred years after the author's birth and following the opening of an exhibit at the New York Public Library to commemorate Salinger's life and work, Solnik's play is an unbiased and beautifully-crafted ode to this man that shows both the playwright's admiration as it does the truthful complexity of Salinger's life.

New Show about J.D. Salinger Debuts at Theater for the New City
October 11, 2019

Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting 'A Life In The Rye,' a new play that looks at J.D. Salinger's life and the impact that 'The Catcher In The Rye' had on him, his fans, fanatics obsessed with the book and the world.

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