Season 31, 2009-2010
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SEASON 31

2009-2010



LET ME DOWN EASY

Conceived, Written & Performed by Anna Deavere Smith

Directed by Leonard Foglia

With Anna Deveare Smith

Scenic Design by Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward
Lighting Design by Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer
Sound Design by Ryan Rummery
Projections by Zak Borovay
Movement by Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish
Dialect Coach Amy Stoller
Dramaturgy by Alisa Solomon
Assistant Scenic Design by Maruti Evans
Assistant Costume Design by Christopher Vergara
Assistant Lighting Design by Dan Ozminkowski
Assistant Sound Design by MuTTT
Production Stage Manager Kelly Martindale
Stage Manager Bethany Russell

"RUN—DO NOT WALK—TO SEE THIS PLAY! WATCHING ANNA DEAVERE SMITH ON STAGE IS MAGICAL. ONE MINUTE YOU ARE LAUGHING, THE NEXT YOU ARE CRYING. IT IS TRULY BRILLIANT AND STUNNING."- "The Today Show"

"BRACING AND POETIC WITH A TERRIFIC CUMULATIVE IMPACT." - The New Yorker

"PROVOCATIVE AND MOVING." - The Daily News

"A CONTINUALLY ENGAGING AND ENGROSSING COLLECTION OF TESTIMONIALS ABOUT LIFE EXPERIENCED AT ITS EXTREMES." - The New York Times

"FASCINATING! THIS REMARKABLE NEW SHOW IS A JOYOUS CELEBRATION OF HUMAN PERSERVERANCE." - Associated Press

"THIS PUNCHY, 95-MINUTE SHOW IS A VITAL PIECE OF THEATER, MIXING A STANDUP COMIC'S INSTINCTS WITH A GREAT REPORTER'S KEEN EYE AND DELIVERED WITH A COMPASSION THAT IS ALL ANNA DEAVERE SMITH'S OWN." - Variety

Photos: Anna Deavere Smith. (Photo: Joan Marcus)





MR. & MRS. FITCH

By Douglas Carter Beane

Directed by Scott Ellis

With Jennifer Ehle, John Lithgow

Scenic Design by Allen Moyer
Costume Design by Jeff Mahshie
Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner
Sound Design by Bart Fasbender
Original Music by Lewis Flinn
Assistant Scenic Design by Warren Karp
Assistant Costume Design by Kyle Lajolla
Assistant Lighting Design by Justin Partier
Assistant Sound Design by Dyan Carrow
Wigs by Paul Huntley
Production Stage Manager Diane DiVita
Stage Manager Neil Krasnow

"SMASHINGLY PORTRAYED BY TONY WINNERS JOHN LITHGOW AND JENNIFER EHLE, MR. & MRS. FITCH IS A RIOTOUS DEEP DIVE INTO THE SHALLOW WATERS OF GOSSIP. MEDIA-SAVVY URBANITES WILL SAVOR EVERY CRAZY MORSEL!" - Entertainment Weekly

"DOUGLAS CARTER BEANE'S TWO-CHARACTER PLAY IS EXTREMELY FUNNY AND WICKELDY ENTERTAINING. WHAT MAKES THE PLAY SUCH FUN IS THE SEAMLESS COLLABORATION AMONG WRITER, ACTORS AND DIRECTOR SCOTT ELLIS, WHO NEVER LETS THE EVENING'S MOMENTUM FLAG." - The Record

Photos: John Lithgow & Jennifer Ehle. (Photos: Joan Marcus)





THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY

By Kristoffer Diaz

Directed by Edward Torres

With Usman Ally, Terence Archie, Desmin Borges, Christian Litke, Michael T. Weiss

Scenic Design by Brian Sidney Bembridge
Costume Design by Christine Pascual
Lighting Design by Jesse Klug
Sound Design by Mikhail Fiksel
Projections by Peter Nigrini
Assistant Sound Design by M.L. Dogg
Production Stage Manager Roy Harris
Stage Manager Denise Yaney

"INGENIOUS! THIS CRAZY-LIKE-A-FOX COMEDY IS THE REAL THING!" - The New York Times

"FOUR STARS! CHAD DEITY  PACKS A PUNCH! IT'S DYNAMITE!" - The New York Post

"FLASHY, FLESHY AND RIDICULOUSLY ENTERTAINING!" - The Daily News

"CHAD DEITY  IS A KNOCKOUT!" - NY1

Photos: Christian Litke & Michael T. Weiss (center), Christian Litke & Terence Archie (bottom). (Photo: Joan Marcus)





TRUST

By Paul Weitz

Directed by Peter DuBois

With Zach Braff, Bobby Cannavale, Sutton Foster, Ari Graynor

Scenic Design by Alexander Dodge
Costume Design by Emilio Sosa
Lighting Design by David Weiner
Sound Design by MuTTT
Assistant Scenic Design by Kevin Judge & Alexander Woodward
Assistant Costume Design by Cathy Parrott
Assistant Lighting Design by Austin Smith
Assistant Playwright Dan Balgoyen
Assistant Director Chris Carcione
Production Stage Manager Kelly Hance
Stage Manager Denise Wilcox
Production Assistant Ashley Nelson

"THERE'S NO 'SAFE WORD' TO STOP THIS SHOW'S LAUGHS! FUNNY, CRISP AND MODERN, IT'S SOLID, PROVOCATIVE THEATER—TRUST ME." - Entertainment Weekly

"FOUR STARS! CLEVER, FUNNY, EVIL AND TOTALLY MISANTHROPIC WITH TOP FLIGHT PERFORMANCES, RAZOR SHARP DIRECTION AND INGENIOUS PLOTTING." - Bloomberg

"FRANK AND FUNNY. CRISPLY DIRECTED AND FAST-PACED WITH PLENTY OF SHARP-EDGED ZINGERS." - Associated Press

"FOUR STARS!" - Financial Times

"THE ACTING ACROSS THE BOARD IS SMOOTH AND GUTSY." - The New York Times

Photos: (center) Sutton Foster; (bottom) Bobby Cannavale and Zach Braff. (Photos: Joan Marcus)





YEAR ZERO

By Michael Golamco

Directed by Will Frears

With Louis Ozawa Changchien, Peter Kim, Mason Lee, Maureen Sebastian

Scenic Design by Robin Vest
Costume Design by Jenny Mannis
Lighting Design by David Weiner
Sound Design by MuTTT
Production Stage Manager Lori Ann Zepp
Stage Manager Rachel Motz

"A TENDERLY OBSERVED PLAY WITH AN APPEALING CAST, FRESH NUANCES AND CHARM." - The New York Times

"GENUINELY MOVING AND SMART." - AMNY

"INCISIVE, HAUNTING AND HOPEFUL." - Backstage

Photos: (center) Maureen Sebastian & Louis Ozawa Changchien;(bottom) Mason Lee.  (Photo: Joan Marcus)





BACHELORETTE

By Leslye Headland

Directed by Trip Cullman

With Tracee Chimo, Carmen M. Herlihy, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Fran Kranz, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Katherine Waterston

Scenic Design by Andromache Chalfant
Costume Design by Emily Rebholz
Lighting Design by Ben Stanton
Sound Design by Jill BC Duboff
Production Stage Manager Lori Ann Zepp
Stage Manager Rachel Motz

"A SENSATIONAL NEW COMEDY! VIVID, ENTERTAINING AND WITHERINGLY FUNNY, WRITTEN WITH STILETTO-SHARP WIT, AND EXPERTLY PLAYED BY A CAST OF GIFTED ACTORS UNDER PITCH PERFECT DIRECTION." - The New York Times

"SINFULLY FUNNY!" - The New York Post

"THIS GIRLY SLICE-AND-DICE FEST IS A RIOT! VICIOUSLY FUNNY SATIRE!" - The New York Times

"THE CAST IS TERRIFIC ACROSS THE BOARD." - Variety

Photos: (center) Katherine Waterston, Tracee Chimo & Celia Keenan-Bolger; (bottom) Katherine Waterston & Celia Keenan-Bolger. (Photo: Joan Marcus)