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Monday, 12 August 2013 10:05

New Block of Tickets on Sale for Tennessee Williams' THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY at New World Stages - Performances Continue Through Nov 17

“SENSATIONAL! HILARIOUS! POWERUL!
-Ben Brantley, The New York Times


NEW BLOCK OF TICKETS ON SALE
FOR
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS’ “THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY”
STARRING
AMANDA PLUMMER & BRAD DOURIF
DIRECTED BY GENE DAVID KIRK
AT NEW WORLD STAGES
 
PERFORMANCES TO CONTINUE THROUGH NOVEMBER 17, 2013
 
New York, NY (8/12/13) –The producers of Tennessee Williams’ The Two-Character Play, starring Tony Award winner Amanda Plummer (Agnes of God, Pulp Fiction, Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Academy Award nominee Brad Dourif  (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Deadwood), currently playing at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street), are pleased to announce that a new block of tickets are now on sale.  The critically acclaimed production will continue performances through November 17. Previews began on June 13 and the show officially opened on June 19.

Reality and fantasy are interwoven with terrifying power as two actors on tour—brother and sister—find themselves deserted by their troupe. Faced by an audience expecting a performance, they enact The Two-Character Play. As they dip in and out of performance they find it difficult to differentiate themselves from their roles and reality from illusion. Haunting, provocative, and funny, The Two-Character Play is one of Tennessee Williams’ most personal works.

 
Directed by Gene David Kirk, the creative team for The Two-Character Play is comprised of Alice Walkling (scenic design & London costume design), Lara DeBruijn (NY costume design), Phillip Hewitt (sound design & London lighting design), Jake Fine (NY lighting design) and Rick Sordelet (fight choreography).
 
The performance schedule for The Two-Character Play is as follows: Monday at 8pm; Wednesday at 2 & 8pm, Thursday & Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2:30 & 8pm; Sunday at 3pm.
 
Tickets are $72.50 - $126.50 and are available for purchase via Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200, as well as in person at the New World Stages box office (340 West 50th Street). Box office hours are Monday 12pm-8pm, Tuesday 1pm-7pm, Wednesday 10am-8pm, Thursday & Friday 1pm-8pm, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-8pm. $35 General Rush Tickets are available at the Box Office on the day of the performance during the first 2 hours of the Box Office opening—limit 2 per person, cash only and subject to availability.  $25 Student Rush Tickets are available at the Box Office on the day of the performance when the Box Office has been opened, limit 2 per valid ID—cash only and subject to availability.
 
The Two-Character Play is producedbyRobert Driemeyer, Morgan Sills, Jim A. Landé, Al Parinello andthe Somerled Charitable Foundation,in association with Robert Barry Fleming, Julio Montalvo, Ted Seifman/Jamie deRoy, and Jan Warner,with General Management by Brierpatch Productions (Laura Janik Cronin & Scott Newsome), Casting by wojcik/seay casting (Scott Wojcik & Gayle Seay) and Marketing by Red Rising Marketing and Sponsorships and Promotions by Ron Johnson, Jr.
 
The Two-Character Play debuted in 1967 in London, and was produced on Broadway in 1973 by David Merrick, under the title Out Cry, starring Michael York. Considered too experimental for its time, Williams continued working on the play and published his final version in The Theatre of Tennessee Williams Volume 5. After years of withholding rights, Williams’ estate granted permission for Gene David Kirk to present the play at London’s Jermyn Street Theatre where he served as Artistic Director. Mr. Kirk was introduced to the play by his mentor Corin Redgrave, whose sister Vanessa had long desired it as a personal vehicle.  Opening in October 2010, the play earned the critical success that had eluded it years earlier, and found its enthusiastic and appreciative audience in the 21st century. The production was heralded as “revelatory,” and the play was lauded as a “lost classic.”  Mr. Kirk dedicates this production of The Two-Character Play to the memory of Mr. Redgrave.
 
 
What the Critics Are Saying About The Two-Character Play…..
 
 
“Amanda Plummer and Brad Dourif don’t just strike sparks.
They’re a RAGING CONFLAGRATION.”
-Ben Brantley, The New York Times
 
“In a time of cookie-cutter theater, ‘The Two-Character Play’ STANDS OUT.”
Few can do cray-cray like these two.
-The New York Post
 
“BRILLIANT grief and madness. Unparalleled. An ASTONISHMENT.”
-The New Yorker
 
“Plummer has a feral MAGNETISM.”
-Time Out New York
 
“Deserves to be seen by as many people as possible.”
-EDGE New York
 
“ILLUMINATING and accessible.”
-Curtain Up!