May 2007 Archives
I got an email from my friend Randall David Cook, who wrote SAKE WITH THE HAIKU GEISHA (see my previous post ), who has written a new play called FATE'S IMAGINATION which is being produced by Gotham Stage Company.
Here is the info from the email:
I'm sending this notice out later than I had intended, but I wanted to let you know about the new play I have opening Off-Broadway. It's a sexual and political drama titled "Fate's Imagination," and previews start this Friday (May 25th) and the show opens officially next Thursday (May 31st). Right now the play is scheduled to run through June 17th (with a possible extension to June 30th).
The cast is great, the director's done a wonderful job, and the designers are first-rate. (The sound designer, in fact, won an Obie two nights ago!)
This play is quite a departure from "Sake with the Haiku Geisha," and I'm very excited to be presenting such different work to the theater-going community. I feel very fortunate to be having my second Off-Broadway show open just a year after the first, and one reason that is happening is because so many of you, my friends and supporters, came to see the show and talked about it with your friends. Word-of-mouth helped sell out the last week of the run of "Haiku Geisha," and once again I am hoping that the play being presented will be worthy of discussion.
Below is all the basic information about the play, but I'd like to specifically invite you to two important performances next week: Tuesday, May 29th and Wednesday, May 30th. Those nights are critics' nights, so it's imperative to have a decent-sized house so reviewers can see and feel how an audience responds to a work. So if you can come next week on one of those two performances, please do so!
At the end of this e-mail I've provided $20 discount codes for all preview performances and $30 for all tickets thereafter. A limited number of $45 tickets are also being sold for opening night, and those tickets include invitations to the opening-night party for cast and crew and friends.
Many, many thanks! Hope to see you at the theater!
Randall David Cook
PS. The play contains strong sexual situations and nudity, so better not to bring any child who hasn't at least reached puberty!
Gotham Stage Company presents The World Premiere of FATE'S IMAGINATION
A limited engagement running May 25-June 17 *****
LILAH: I'm old enough to be your mother.
BROCK: I know.
LILAH: Does that turn you on?
A Presidential candidate on the verge of making history… A young reporter on a path of discovery… And a teacher desperate to escape from self-imposed isolation
Three unique individuals, three different paths, one point of intersection
Last year Gotham Stage Company teamed up with playwright Randall David Cook for its inaugural production, "Sake with the Haiku Geisha," resulting in a bold production embraced by audiences and critics alike. Now Gotham is back Off-Broadway with another daring play by Cook. A searing sexual and political drama, "Fate's Imagination" is directed by Hayley Finn. The talented cast includes: Donna Mitchell ("Mona Lisa Smile", "Syriana", "Pollock", "The Ice Storm"), Elizabeth Norment ("A Touch of the Poet" and "Plenty" on Broadway, last year's Off-Broadway critical darling "Dead City") and Jed Orlemann (Jack O'Brien's Tony-winning "Henry IV" at Lincoln Center and "The Normal Heart" at the Public).
--Please note: This play contain strong sexual situations and nudity.--
Where: The Players Theatre 115 MacDougal Street New York, NY 10012 (West side of MacDougal Street, between West 3rd Street and Minetta Lane)
By subway: Closest subway: A, B, C, D, E, F, Q to West 4th Street. Walk south on 6th Avenue to West 3rd Street, then east to MacDougal Street, then south to the theatre.
Showtimes: Tuesday-Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00 p.m.
Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission
To purchase tickets: Please call 212-352-3101 or visit www.gothamstage.org
Discount codes and specials: Preview week (May 25-May 30): use GSC1 for $20 tickets Opening night (May 31): $45, includes invitation to opening night party June 1-June 17: use RDC01 for $30 tickets to any show
Congrats Randolph and Break a leg!