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The Briefest Year at Theater for the New City

Dates: (5/16/2024 - 5/19/2024 )

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Theater for the New City


155 First Ave., NY, NY 10003
New York City,NY 10003

Phone: 212-254-1109

Tickets: $18/$15 students and seniors

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It’s the day before New Year’s Eve when two people meet at a concert in this new play by Theater for the New City resident playwright Claude Solnik, Elizabeth Ruf, and Karl Bateman also  directed by Elizabeth Ruf. A drummer and a fan, Charley and Bridget, get to know each other during and after a show at a Lower Manhattan venue, realizing that if they stay together a little more than a day, they will have been together a year.

They decide to see if they can have the longest date—and the briefest year. When Bridget encourages Charley to try to make peace with his estranged wife, Miko, in order to reconnect with his daughter, it’s not clear whether that will lay the groundwork for the future or plunge him back into past problems. With wry humor the experienced cast of “The Briefest Year” tell a moving and realistic story about three people, two cultures, and one life-changing night.

CAST
Cain Duminski
Kishiko Hasegawa
Lola Lukas
Elizabeth Ruf*

*appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

PRODUCTION
Directed by Elizabeth Ruf
Stage Manager Lola Lukas
Lights and Sound Marsh Shugart

Live soundscape by Karl Bateman

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THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY is a unique Cultural Institution that has earned a nationwide reputation for its dedication to nurturing established and emerging playwrights who experiment with new forms and to presenting other experimental and developmental theaters with a very active program of Community Art Services and Festivals which continue to expand theater accessibility.

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