A LIFE, starring DAVID HYDE PIERCE at Playwrights Horizons
TWO-WEEK EXTENSION FOR
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
A new play by Obie-Award winning ADAM BOCK and directed by two-time Obie Award Winner ANNE KAUFFMAN introduces us to Nate Martin, a gay copy editor who tries to figure out his loneliness, his breakups, his life, using astrology, which he barely believes in himself. Nate is played by DAVID HYDE PIERCE (The Heidi Chronicles, Frazier, Spamelot.) Nate breaks the fourth wall, coming right out to address the audience and we feel like answering him. His delivers his quirky, comic lines deadpan. His plight as a serial dater in New York, finding himself middle-aged, isolated from his family in Milwaukee where he couldn’t comfortably live as a gay man, leaves him abandoned. The sounds of New York apartment dwelling—someone calling “Gary, Gary,” street sounds, distant arguments, have, during the silences, a weight in themselves that makes the environment its own character. BRAD HEBERLEE (Small Mouth Sounds, Codes of Conduct on HBO) is Nate’s “best friend” who he could never date. And why not? I can’t stop asking. But that’s one of the rules being alone in the cosmos, I guess.
I don’t want to spoil the amazing curve ball that is thrown with the suck-in-your breath talent of scenic designer LAURA JELLINEK.
LYNNE McCOLLOUGH (Angels in America, The Thugs, Dot, Cavedweller) (Angels in America, The Thugs) is the convincing sister from the Midwest who shows up too late for her brother, but with heart.
Also in the cast is NEDRA McCLYDE (Far From Heaven at Playwrights, Sex of the Baby, Every Good Girl, Macbeth)and MARINDA ANDERSON (Far From Heaven at Playwrights, Sex of the Baby, Every Good Girl, Macbeth).
Costume design is by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Matt Frey and sound design by Mikhail Fiksel. Production Stage Manager is Erin Gioia Albrecht.
The performance schedule for A LIFE is Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2:30 & 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:30 & 7PM. For Thanksgiving week (November 21-27), the performance schedule will be Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 PM, Wednesday at 2:30 PM, Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2:30 & 7:30 PM and Sunday at 2:30 & 7PM. Single tickets, $59-99, may be purchased online via www.phnyc.org and www.Facebook.com, by phone at (212) 279-4200 (Noon-8pm daily) and in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).
November 12, 2016 @ 8:27 am
It sounds wonderful!
November 17, 2016 @ 11:30 pm
You are so cute. I have like 500 messages from you that says it looks wonderful. 🙂 I love you. Rochelle