Saturday, July 19

opening night

I haven't said much here about it, but Christopher and I are producing a play that he wrote. He is a playwright, so the idea of this isn't too odd. But we've never produced before, and there have been some growing pains.

Tonight is our opening night! We're very excited (and a little anxious). Things still need to happen before tonight. We're tired. And just about everyone we know is coming to our opening night, so we've got a social day ahead of us as well.

That said, we've assembled a stellar cast and a really great production team. For all of our inexperience producing, I think we have a great product. And better than that, people are coming to see it. Reviewers. And agents. And directors. And that's why we're doing this, to give Christopher and the actors and director some exposure. (I've already learned that designers don't get much from these shows except for some photos for your portfolio, the experience of having worked with this team and a line for your resume.)If you are in New York this summer, please come and see the play! I will be there at all of the performances (though I may appear harried). There are 7 performances at rather weird times between now and August 3. Information below:


By Christopher Wall

Winner, Literary Prize, Washington Theatre Festival

When Ethan and Liz are stranded on a deserted highway, the past they've avoided finally catches up to them. Join Brent Langdon* and Jeff Award-winner Elizabeth Rich* in this savage, tender portrait of marriage in the breakdown lane.

Director, Lisa Rothe
Set Design, Eliza Brown
Lighting Design, Melissa Mizell
Costume Design, Christina Bullard
Sound Design, Daniel Kluger

Saturday, July 19, 5:00 PM (Sold Out!)
Monday, July 21, 8:30 PM
Tuesday, July 22, 6:30 PM
Sunday, July 27, 5:45 PM
Wednesday, July 30, 5:15 PM (Performance Added!)
Friday, August 1, 5:30 PM
Sunday, August 3, 3:00 PM

Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex
312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor
Just West of 8th Avenue

Use Discount Code CSAY at Ticket Central for $15 tickets

For more information go to

* These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.


Lauren said...

congratulations on your first producing gig! I'm in tech this week or I would stop by, but I hope it goes really well!

Julie said...

How exciting! Have a fantastic opening night-hope this brings in lots of good reviews! I wish I was in the states to come see it, guess I'll just have to wait a little while and then you'll both be totally famous!

Kristina said...

Wow! wish I could go, it sounds really great. Hope all goes well :)

Anonymous said...

We were lucky enough to be there (me and my husband and some friends) and it is a great play. We were totally engaged from beginning to end, and so glad to have gone. The actors are wonderful; the small and modest production was terrific.

Terra said...

I'm so glad I got to go! It really came together wonderfully. I hope that you got to celebrate in style afterward.