Complete Cast Announced for Heidi Schreck’s “There Are No More Big Secrets” at Rattlestick
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
COMPLETE CAST ANNOUNCED FOR
RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER’S
WORLD PREMIERE OF
“THERE ARE NO MORE BIG SECRETS”
BY HEIDI SCHRECK
DIRECTED BY KIP FAGAN
PERFORMANCES BEGIN NOVEMBER 5
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR NOVEMBER 14
New York, NY (October 6, 2010) – Rattlestick Playwrights Theater continues its 16th season with the world premiere of There Are No More Big Secrets written by Obie Award-winner Heidi Schreck and directed by Kip Fagan. Performances begin Friday, November 5th at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre (224 Waverly Place – off Seventh Avenue South between W. 1tth & Perry Streets). The official opening night is set for Sunday, November 14th at 7pm. The production is scheduled to run through Sunday, December 12th.
The cast of There Are No More Big Secrets features: Nadia Alexander (NY stage debut), Dagmara Dominczyk (Enchanted April, “The Count of Monte Cristo”), Gibson Frazier (Telephone, God’s Ear), Christina Kirk (A Lifetime of Burning, Well), and Adam Rothenberg (A Steady Rain, “Damages”).
The creative team includes John McDermott (scenic design), Jessica Pabst (costume design), Matt Frey (lighting design), Daniel Kluger (sound design), Eugenia Furneaux-Arends (properties) and Katie Takacs (technical direction). Melissa Mae Gregus is Production Stage Manager and Michael Denis is Assistant Stage Manager.
In There Are No More Big Secrets, Charles and Maxine haven’t heard from Gabe since he fled the country to start a new life in Moscow in the early nineties. When he returns almost 20 years later with his Russian wife – a journalist seeking asylum in the United States – he seeks refuge and much more in the home of his once dear friends. Inspired by Heidi’s own experience working in Russia, There Are No More Big Secrets is an examination of life’s exiles and the uncertain limits of friendship.
The performance schedule is as follows: Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm and Monday at 8pm. Tickets are $55 and are available by calling SmartTix at (212) 868-4444 or online at www.smarttix.com. For more information, please visit www.rattlestick.org.
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is a multi-award-winning company which has produced over forty-six world premieres in the past fifteen seasons and was the recipient of the 2007 Ross Wetzsteon Memorial OBIE Award for its work developing new and innovative work. Rattlestick’s Advisory Board participates in The Emerging Playwrights Project, which matches a new playwright with an established artist for an experienced eye and creative support. Playwright and artist mentors have included Edward Albee, Jon Robin Baitz, Zoe Caldwell, Arthur Kopit, Craig Lucas, Joe Mantello, Terrence McNally and Marsha Norman. Previous plays include Two Boys in a Bed, Message to Michael, Carpool, Volunteer Man, A Trip to the Beach, Ascendancy, Stuck, Vick’s Boy, The Messenger, Saved or Destroyed, Neil’s Garden, My Special Friend, Faster, Bliss, St. Crispin’s Day, Where We’re Born, Five Flights, Boise, Finer Noble Gases, God Hates The Irish: The Ballad of Armless Johnny, Miss Julie, Acts of Mercy: passion-play, Cagelove, It Goes Without Saying, Dark Matters, Stay, American Sligo, Rag and Bone, War, Geometry of Fire, That Pretty Pretty; or The Rape Play, The Amish Project, Killers and Other Family, Post No Bills, Blind, Little Doc, the Off-Broadway GLAAD Award-nominated hit The Last Sunday in June, Craig Wright’s The Pavilion (Drama Desk nominee – Outstanding Play of 2005) and Lady (Drama Desk nominee – Outstanding Play of 2008), as well as The Aliens by Annie Baker (2010 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play). And, most recently, underneathmybed, by Florencia Lozano.
Heidi Schreck (Playwright) is a playwright and Obie-winning actor whose plays include Creature, Backwards into China, Stray, Mister Universe, Memorial Day and Spirit Lake. Her play Creature was produced off-Broadway by New Georges and Page 73 this fall, in a production directed by Leigh Silverman. Her work has also been produced or developed by Soho Rep, the Vineyard Theatre, New Georges, The Foundry, Printer's Devil, On the Boards, FronteraFest, the UNO Festival, Consolidated Works and National Public Radio. Heidi was honored to be the 2009 Page 73 Playwriting fellow, where she first developed There Are No More Big Secrets.
Kip Fagan (Director) is a director and sometimes playwright. Plays include MORT (a solo play about composer Morton Feldman created with poet Nico Vassilakis), Welcome to Kitty Hawk (a collage play about poets Frank O'Hara and John Ashbery and painter Grace Hartigan), Saddle Creek 1989, Chewing Gum Walking, and Fresh Water Plays. His plays have been produced at HERE Arts Center and Clubbed Thumb (New York), Printer's Devil (Seattle), and the Blue Barn (Omaha). His work as a director has been seen in NYC at Cherry Lane Theatre, SPF, HERE, The Flea, Clubbed Thumb, Partial Comfort, Dixon Place, Juilliard, and NYU, and around the country at Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival of New American Plays, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Hartford Stage, The Playwrights' Center, Empty Space Theatre, and Printer's Devil, which he co-founded.