LAByrinth Theater Company presents “Thinner Than Water” by Melissa Ross Beginning 2/8
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PERFORMANCES BEGIN FEBRUARY 8
LABYRINTH THEATER COMPANY
THE WORLD PREMIERE
“T H I N N E R T H A N W A T E R”
BY MELISSA ROSS
DIRECTED BY MIMI O’DONNELL
AT THE CHERRY PIT
FEATURING ELIZABETH CANAVAN, STEPHEN ELLIS,
LISA JOYCE, MEGAN MOSTYN-BROWN, ALFREDO NARCISO,
DEIRDRE O’CONNELL, AARON ROMAN WEINER AND DAVID ZAYAS
OPENING NIGHT IS FEBRUARY 15
New York, NY – (2/07/11) LAByrinth Theater Company (Co-Artistic Directors Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O’Donnell, Yul Vázquez and Managing Director, Danny Feldman), Off-Broadway’s home of exhilarating and incendiary theater, presents the world premiere of Thinner Than Water, a new play by Melissa Ross with direction by LAB co-artistic director Mimi O’Donnell. The eight member cast features Elizabeth Canavan as Renee, Stephen Ellis as Benjy, Lisa Joyce as Cassie, Megan Mostyn-Brown as Angela, Alfredo Narciso as Gary, Deirdre O’Connell as Gwen, Aaron Roman Weiner as Henry, and David Zayas as Mark.
Performances begin Tuesday, February 8, 2011 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6, 2011 at The Cherry Pit (155 Bank Street). Opening night is Tuesday, February 15, 2011.
Martin is debt ridden, gambling addicted, pissed as hell, and dying. Unfortunately his three estranged children couldn't care less. Instead they argue with each other and everyone around them in a desperate struggle to do the right thing and mend their rapidly deteriorating lives. As the world around them crumbles, they are each surprised to discover family in unexpected places. Whether a spouse, a friend, or a chance encounter with a random stranger blood is often Thinner Than Water.
The creative team includes Lee Savage (Set), Bobby Frederick Tilley II (Costumes), Japhy Weideman (Lights) and Jeremy Lee (Sound). The Production Stage Manager is Pamela Salling.
Thinner Than Water will play the following performance schedule: Tuesday-Saturday at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Single are priced at $25 and may be purchased online at www.labtheater.org or by calling 212.513.1080. LABpass Members can get tickets immediately.
LAByrinth Theater Company offers an opportunity for theater patrons to get in on the ground floor and to be a part of the future of theater in New York with a LABPASS Membership. LABPASS ensures each member first-hand information on all the happenings on-stage and off with LAByrinth this year – plays, parties, and everything in between! And with play development at the forefront of LAB’s creative mission, LABPASS members are more partners than patrons as the company presents new work with the knowledge that audiences' responses and insights serve only to strengthen the art.
For additional information, or to order a LABPASS Membership, please visit the website at www.labtheater.org.
Scott Rudin, The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson), LAByrinth Theater Company and Stuart Thompson will present on Broadway the world premiere of the new play, The Motherf**Ker With The Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis, starring Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Annabella Sciorra and Yul Vázquez. Directed by Anna D. Shapiro, the production will open on Monday, April 11, 2011 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street, New York City). The strictly limited 14-week engagement will begin previews on Tuesday, March 22, 2011.
The Motherf**Ker With The Hat is a new high-octane, verbal cage match about love, fidelity, and misplaced haberdashery from playwright and LAB co-artistic director Stephen Adly Guirgis. Jackie and Veronica have been in love since the 8th grade. But now, Jackie is on parole and living clean and sober under the guidance of his sponsor, Ralph D, while still living and loving with his volatile soul mate Veronica who is fiercely loving, but far from sober. Still, their love is pure. And true. Nothing can come between them – except a hat.
This Spring, LAByrinth turns the focus home to the concrete backyards and side alleys by proudly presenting NewYorkNewYork!, in celebration of the plays, poets, playwrights, and New York artists past and present who have presented and represented the five great boroughs so memorably throughout the years. Expect a party. Expect to participate. Expect top line talent. All are welcome. Admission is free.
For additional information about LAByrinth Theater Company, please visit the website at www.labtheater.org.