Marc Wolf’s “Another American: Asking and Telling” Extended by Popular Demand
FOR RELEASE ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010
M A R C W O L F ’ S
ACCLAIMED SOLO PLAY
“ A N O T H E R A M E R I C A N : A S K I N G A N D T E L L I N G ”
EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND
NOW ON STAGE AT THE DR2 THEATRE
THROUGH OCTOBER 4
New York, NY –Producer Daryl Roth announced today that Obie, Helen Hayes and GLAAD award-winner Marc Wolf’s solo show Another American: Asking and Telling has been extended. The acclaimed work will play an additional month of consecutive Mondays with added performances every Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m., beginning September 12 (There will be no performances on September 5 and 6). Performances began Monday, July 12, and will now run through Monday, October 4 at the DR2 Theatre (103 E. 15th Street, NYC). A portion of the proceeds support various charitable organizations including The Elton John AIDS Foundation, GMHC, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and The Point Foundation.
The New Yorker is calling this current production “a stirring testimony and a masterwork, still relevant and deserving a much wider audience.” This week, New York Magazine hails the show as a “timely and powerful revival.” (Reviewers will be receiving invitations to attend the extended performances).
Daryl Roth commented, “The outpouring of support for Marc’s powerful work, and the relevance of this message has instantly made this production an important part of the landscape. We’re excited to be able to offer a wider audience the opportunity to see this timely piece of theater.”
With original direction by Joe Mantello, Another American: Asking and Telling takes the audience on a national tour of sexual politics, the American military, sanctioned discrimination, and its human fallout. Distilled from over one hundred and fifty interviews with straight, gay and lesbian military personnel (from World War II veterans to anonymous service members serving today), in addition to civil rights lawyers, federal judges, professors and politicians, Wolf portrays a community of characters struggling with the government’s ban on gays and lesbians in the armed forces.
Tickets for Another American: Asking and Telling are $50 and can be purchased at www.telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200 or at the box office of the Daryl Roth Theatre (101 E 15th Street, NYC). For group sales call 646-747-7400. For more information on Another American: Asking and Telling and to follow the cast and creative team, join the Facebook group at www.facebook.com/anotheramerican.
Marc Wolf won an Obie and was nominated for the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his Off-Broadway performance of Another American: Asking and Telling at The New Group, directed by Joe Mantello. He has also performed Another American at the McCarter Theatre, Mark Taper Forum (Garland Award), Seattle Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, The Studio Theatre Washington D.C. (Helen Hayes Award, GLAAD Award), Baltimore Center Stage, About Face Theatre (Jeff Nomination), New Conservatory Theatre (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award) and New York Stage and Film, among others. Wolf was commissioned by McCarter Theatre and awarded a National Endowment for the Arts/TCG grant to develop his solo show The Road Home: Re-Membering America, which he performed at McCarter Theatre, Huntington Stage Company and Geva Theater. Another American: Asking and Telling is published in Political Stages: Plays that Shaped a Century (Applause Books).
Joe Mantello’s directing credits include The Pride, Pal Joey, 9 to 5, November, The Receptionist, The Ritz, Blackbird, Three Days of Rain, The Odd Couple, Glengarry Glen Ross (Tony Nomination), Laugh Whore, Assassins (Tony Award), Wicked, Take Me Out (Tony Award), Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune, A Man of No Importance, Design For Living, Terrence McNally and Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking for San Francisco Opera. The Vagina Monologues, Bash, Another American: Asking and Telling, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Tony Nomination), Proposals, The Mineola Twins, Corpus Christi, Mizlansky/Zilinsky…, Blue Window, God’s Heart, The Santaland Diaries, Snakebit, Three Hotels, Imagining Brad. As an actor: Angels in America (Tony Nomination) and The Baltimore Waltz. He is recipient of Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Helen Hayes, Clarence Derwent, Obie and Joe A. Callaway awards. He is a member of Naked Angels and an associate artist at Roundabout Theatre Company.
Praise for Another American: Asking and Telling:
“Marc Wolf is a brilliant artist. A tour-de-force portrayal. There is an exceptional actor at work here.”
– The New York Times
“Gripping … a smart, provocative, and chilling event.”
– Village Voice
“Wolf’s passionate piece of political theatre is funny, vivid and trenchant.”
– Time Out
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