Season 32, 2010-2011
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SEASON 32

2010-2011




WINGS

By Arthur Kopit

Directed by John Doyle

With Teagle F. Bougere, Beth Dixon, Adam Heller, January LaVoy, Jan Maxwell, Anne L. Nathan, Michael Warner

Scenic Design by Scott Pask
Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward
Lighting Design by Jane Cox
Original Music and Sound Design by Bray Poor
Projection Design by Peter Nigrini
Production Stage Manager Roy Harris
Stage Manager Rosie Goldman

"WINGS SOARS! Jan Maxwell and director John Doyle deliver a TREMENDOUS THEATRICAL HEAD RUSH!"- New York Magazine

"TRULY TRANSCENDENT" - The New York Times

"Jan Maxwell delivers a standout, TOUR-DE-FORCE PERFORMANCE!" - New York Post

"A TRULY MEMORABLE THEATER EXPERIENCE." - Associated Press

Photos: (center) Jan Maxwell; (bottom) Anne L. Nathan, Jan Maxwell, Beth Dixon. (Photos: Joan Marcus)





GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES

By Rajiv Joseph

Directed by Scott Ellis

With Jennifer Carpenter, Pablo Schreiber

Scenic Design by Neil Patel
Costume Design by Jeff Mahshie
Lighting Design by Donald Holder
Sound Design by Ryan Rumery
Original Music by Gwendolyn Sanford and Brandon Jay
Production Stage Manager Barclay Stiff
Stage Manager Davin De Santis

"Four stars. IRRESISTIBLY ODD AND EXCITING! Director Scott Ellis’ first-class production follows two misfits who share history of pain and a haunting empathy. Pablo Schreiber (“Lights Out”) infuses his performance with touching compassion. Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”) has an unvarnished openness that works beautifully. This darkly humorous drama is Rajiv Joseph’s most satisfying work" - Daily News

"ENTHRALLING! Two terrific actors face off in this sleek production, directed with a savvy balance of mordant humor and romantic longing by Scott Ellis. Pablo Schreiber and Jennifer Carpenter negotiate that uneasy push-pull with as much raw tenderness as tender rawness.” - The Hollywood Reporter

"Up-and-coming dramatist Rajiv Joseph is AN ARTIST OF ORIGINAL TALENT.” - The New York Times

"FLAWLESS PERFORMANCES! This wondrous strange two-hander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events." - Variety

Photos:(center) Pablo Schreiber; (bottom) Pablo Schreiber and Jennifer Carpenter (Photos: Joan Marcus)





BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK

By Lynn Nottage

Directed by Jo Bonney

With Stephanie J. Block, Daniel Breaker, David Garrison, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Kevin Isola, Sanaa Lathan, Karen Olivo

Scenic Design by Neil Patel
Costume Design by Esosa
Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter
Sound Design by John Gromada
Film by Tony Gerber
Dialect Coach Stephen Gabis
Projection Design by Shawn Sagady
Production Stage Manager Lori Ann Zepp
Stage Manager Eileen Ryan Kelly

"A DAZZLING, WILDLY ENTERTAINING COMEDY ABOUT RACIAL IDENTITY IN HOLLYWOOD." - New York Post

"The excellent Sanaa Lathan is HILARIOUS!" - The New York Times

"Four stars! ENORMOUSLY ENTERTAINING. THE GORGEOUS SANAA LATHAN TAKES ONE OF THE JUCIEST ROLES TO COME ALONG ALL SEASON AND SQUEEZES IT FOR EVERY LAST DELECTABLE DROP." - The Daily News

"INCREDIBLE! A DYNAMITE PLAY RICH IN LAUGHTER. THE CAST IS PHENOMENAL." - NY1

"A HUMOROUS AND POIGNANT LOOK AT HOLLYWOOD STEREOTYPES, CELEBRITY AND RACIAL LEGACIES." - Associated Press

Photos: (center) Sanaa Lathan; (bottom) Karen Olivo. (Photos: Joan Marcus)





ALL NEW PEOPLE

By Zach Braff

Directed by Peter DuBois

With David Wilson Barnes, Justin Bartha, Anna Camp, Krysten Ritter

Scenic Design by Alexander Dodge
Costume Design by Bobby Frederick Tilley II
Lighting Design by Japhy Weideman
Sound Design by M.L. Dogg
Projection Design by Aaron Rhyne
Production Stage Manager Lori Ann Zepp
Stage Manager Ashley J. Nelson

"SENSATIONALLY FUNNY! The jokes are delivered with the precision of ace dart throwers in this slick and lively comedy." - The New York Times

"Guided by director Peter DuBois, the cast all shine bright. JUST SIT BACK AND LAUGH!" - Daily News

"ZACH BRAFF SCORES with this funny play about the trendy new existential condition of being young, adorable and miserable." - Variety

Photos: (center) Anna Camp; (bottom) Justin Bartha and David Wilson Barnes (Photos: Joan Marcus)


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SEX LIVES OF OUR PARENTS

By Michael Mitnick

Directed by Davis McCallum

With Teddy Bergman, Lisa Emery, Daniel Jenkins, Virginia Kull, Ben Rappaport, Mark Zeisler

Scenic Design by Andromache Chalfant
Costume Design by Jessica Ford
Lighting Design by Tyler Micoleau
Sound Design by Jill BC DuBoff
Production Stage Manager Winnie Y. Lok
Stage Manager McKenzie Murphy

"MR. JENKINS BRINGS A DEADPAN HUMOR TO THE QUIRKY CHRISTOPHER."

"MS. EMERY GIVES A TYPICALLY NUANCED PERFORMANCE.”

"MR. RAPPAPORT MAKES AN APPEALING AND SYMPATHETIC HERO."

"MS. KULL CHARTS VIRGINIA'S AMBIVALENCE AND EMOTIONAL CONFUSION SUBTLY AND PERSUASIVELY." - The New York Times

Photos: (center) Ben Rappaport, Lisa Emery, Virginia Kull; (bottom, clockwise from left) Mark Zeisler, Teddy Bergman, Daniel Jenkins, Ben Rappaport, Virginia Kull. (Photos: Joan Marcus)





THE TALLS

By Anna Kerrigan

Directed by Carolyn Cantor

With Gerard Canonico, Timothee Chalamet, Shannon Esper, Lauren Holmes, Michael Oberholtzer, Peter Rini, Christa Scott-Reed

Scenic Design by Dane Laffrey
Costume Design by Jenny Mannis
Lighting Design by Japhy Weideman
Sound Design by M.L. Dogg
Production Stage Manager Winnie Y. Lok
Stage Manager McKenzie Murphy

Photos: (center) Michael Oberholtzer and Lauren Holmes; (bottom) Christa Scott-Reed and Shannon Esper. (Photos: Joan Marcus)