Labyrinth Theater Company Presents “Pulitzer Fest”—April 7-13
Rick Miramontez / Chelsea Nachman
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
LABYRINTH THEATER COMPANY
“ P U L I T Z E R F E S T ”
WITH ERIC BOGOSIAN, ELLEN BURSTYN, AND MORE
INITIAL FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED
APRIL 7 – 13
AT THE BANK STREET THEATER
New York, NY – Labyrinth Theater Company (Artistic Director Mimi O’Donnell, Managing Director Danny Feldman), the award-winning, downtown ensemble, announced today the initial lineup for Pulitzer Fest, a festival of play readings celebrating Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, featuring Labyrinth Theater Company Members and Guest Artists. Five plays will be presented over the course of one week, followed by additional free play readings on the weekend. The weekend schedule will be announced later this month. A post-show discussion with the playwright and a guest moderator will follow select readings for weekday performances. The plays will be presented at Labyrinth’s home in New York City’s West Village, the Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street).
“Pulitzer Fest gives us the chance to honor and pay tribute to these compelling award-winning plays. Audiences will have a chance to celebrate and discover, or re-discover, these plays throughout the festival performed by Labyrinth’s diverse company members and guest artists,” says Danny Feldman, Managing Director of Labyrinth Theater Company.
Labyrinth Theater is devoted to creating affordable and accessible theater experiences for all. From April 7th through April 11th, tickets start at $20 for each performance. On Saturday, April 12th and Sunday, April 13th, free tickets will be available for all readings 90 minutes prior to each reading at the Bank Street Theater Box Office. A select number of $10 Priority Passes will be available for all weekend readings allowing front of line access and advanced seat reservation (maximum two per person per reading). More information is available on www.labtheater.org.
Each purchased ticket includes a complimentary beer courtesy of Sixpoint Brewery (http://sixpoint.com)
The plays include:
written and directed by Suzan-Lori Parks
Monday, April 7 at 8pm
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I Am My Own Wife
by Doug Wright
with Eric Bogosian
Tuesday, April 8 at 8pm
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by Lynn Nottage
with members of the original cast
Wednesday, April 9 at 8pm
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Driving Miss Daisy
by Alfred Uhry
directed by John Gould Rubin
with Ellen Burstyn and Isaiah Whitlock, Jr.
Thursday, April 10 at 8pm
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by Thornton Wilder
with Portia, Scott Hudson, Russell G. Jones, Daphne Rubin-Vega,
David Zayas, and Liza Colon-Zayas
Friday, April 11 at 8pm
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Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13
More plays to be announced. Check www.labtheater.org for details.
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LABYRINTH THEATER COMPANY (Mimi O’Donnell, Artistic Director; Danny Feldman, Managing Director) is a diverse, award-winning ensemble of artists who have changed the face of American theater through groundbreaking productions of provocative new plays. Founded in 1992 by a group of actors who wanted to push their artistic limits and tell new, more inclusive stories that expanded the boundaries of mainstream theater, Labyrinth has grown into a nationally renowned company of actors, directors, playwrights and designers from a wide array of cultural perspectives. Over the past 20 years, Labyrinth has developed hundreds of original works and premiered over 60 new American plays here in New York including Guinea Pig Solo, Jack Goes Boating, Jesus Hopped The A Train, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Our Lady of 121st Street, Sailor’s Song, Sistah Supreme, and the Company’s multi-Tony nominated Broadway debut, The Motherf**ker With The Hat.
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