Off-Broadway's Abingdon Theatre Company will open its 2004-04 season with Leap, a new dark comedy about 9/11.
William Lipscomb will direct John Yearley's play "about one man's discovery of genuine inspiration from a peculiar but lovable family, in the wake of unspeakable tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001." Performances play Abingdon's Stage II Sept. 24-Oct. 3.
The playwright penned Abingdon's Bruno Hauptmann Kissed My Forehead.
The 2004-05 Abingdon season also includes:
The world premiere of Barton Bishop's God's Daughter (Oct. 22- Nov. 21), about author Corey Archer, the daughter of a Southern Baptist preacher. After years away from home, she returns to Florida to find her father "locked in the grip of Alzheimer's disease." She "can either leave or finally confront the truth of her past," according to the announcement. Alex Dmitriev directs. June Havoc Theatre.
Writer-performer Laurence Luckinbill in Hemingway (Dec. 3-12), the solo show about the legendary American writer. David Margulies directs. June Havoc Theatre.
Co-artistic director Jan Buttram's Texas Homos (Jan. 28-Feb. 27, 2005), returning to Abindon after an earlier Stage II developmental run at Abingdon. Melvin Bernhardt (Broadway's Da) directs the play, from the award-winning writer of The Parker Family Circus. The work concerns the aftermath of a police sting operation in a public restroom, as "three upstanding citizens face the music as the local paper announces their arrests." June Havoc Theatre.
A new play to be announced (May 6-15, 2005). "Abingdon reserves the final slot of the season for a new script-in-development from a promising American playwright. Past shows include Barton Bishop's Graduation Day and John Yearley's Bruno Hauptmann Kissed My Forehead." Stage II. Abingdon Theatre Company, devoted to new American plays, is at 312 W. 36th Street in Manhattan. Ticket prices for Stage II are $19 and tickets for the Mainstage are $25. They can be purchased at www.smartix.com. For more information, call (212) 212-868-4444 or visit www.abingdon-nyc.org.