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Thursday, 24 May 2012 12:31

Roundabout's THE COMMON PURSUIT Opens Off-Broadway Tonight, May 24

Roundabout Theatre Company
OPENING NIGHT IS TONIGHT, MAY 24th!

Roundabout Theatre Company
Presents

THE COMMON PURSUIT

with
Kristen Bush, Kieran Campion, Josh Cooke, Jacob Fishel,
Tim McGeever, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe 

By Simon Gray

Directed by Moisés Kaufman

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Tonight is the official opening of Roundabout Theatre Company’s new production of Simon Gray’s The Common Pursuit, directed by Moisés Kaufman. The Common Pursuit features Kristen Bush as “Marigold,” Kieran Campion as “Peter,” Josh Cooke as “Stuart,” Jacob Fishel as “Martin,” Tim McGeever as “Humphry,” Lucas Near-Verbrugghe as “Nick.”

{module ad_left_body}The Common Pursuit officially opens on May 24, 2012 at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre / Laura Pels Theatre (111 West 46th Street).  This is a limited engagement through July 29, 2012.

The design team includes Derek McLane (Sets), Clint Ramos (Costumes), David Lander (Lights) and Daniel Kluger (Sound).

The Common Pursuit chronicles twenty years in the lives of six friends, from their ambitious collegiate days to their surprising discoveries in the real world.  Idealistic Cambridge student Stuart Thorne enlists some of his classmates to help him launch a new literary magazine. With the pursuit of great literature as their common thread, they become lifelong friends. But when damaging secrets crop up and business demands creep in, Stuart is faced with some unexpected decisions. Delightfully witty and remarkably poignant, The Common Pursuit is a captivating journey from who we think we are...to who we turn out to be.

The Common Pursuit had its American premiere at Long Wharf Theater in 1985.  The off-Broadway production in 1986 ran 352 performances and received the 1987 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play and the 1987 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play.

Major support for The Common Pursuit provided by The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater.

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels box office (111 West 46th Street).  Ticket prices range from $71.00-81.00.

Roundabout Subscribers save up to 50% off of ticket prices and have access to special in-theatre events and perks. To become a Roundabout Subscriber, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org/joinnow or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300 today.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Common Pursuit plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 season features Marc Camoletti’s Don’t Dress For Dinner starring Ben Daniels, Adam James, Patricia Kalember and Jennifer Tilly, adapted by Robin Hawdon, directed by John Tillinger; Simon Gray’s The Common Pursuit,directed by Moisés Kaufman; Mary Chase’s Harvey starring Jim Parsons, Jessica Hecht & Charles Kimbrough, directed by Scott Ellis. Roundabout’s Tony Award winning production of Anything Goes starring Stephanie J. Block & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, is currently playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. The 2011 Tony® Award winning Anything Goeswill set sail on a National Tour at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square in October 2012.  Following its opening in Cleveland, Anything Goes will cruise into more than 25 other cities during the 2012/2013 season.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2012-2013 season features Rupert Holmes’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood starring Chita Rivera, directed by Scott Ellis; William Inge’s Picnic directed by Sam Gold; Nick Payne’s If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet directed by Michael Longhurst, with Jake Gyllenhaal; Clifford Odets’ The Big Knife starring Bobby Cannavale, directed by Doug Hughes; Steven Levenson’s The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin directed by Scott Ellis.

Joshua Elias Harmon’s Bad Jews directed by Daniel Aukin is a world premiere production that launches the sixth season of Roundabout Underground following five critically acclaimed seasons of world-premiere productions since its premiere in 2007. 

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