Alan Ball's All That I Will Ever Be Debuts Off-Broadway at NYTW Jan. 17

News   Alan Ball's All That I Will Ever Be Debuts Off-Broadway at NYTW Jan. 17 The New York Theatre Workshop begins its world-premiere presentation of All That I Will Ever Be, penned by "Six Feet Under" creator Alan Ball, Jan. 17.
All That I Will Ever Be playwright Alan Ball.
All That I Will Ever Be playwright Alan Ball.

Jo Bonney (Some Girl(s), subUrbia) directs the debut, which officially opens Feb. 6 for a run through March 11. From the Academy Award-winning pen of "American Beauty" writer (and "Six Feet Under" creator) comes Ball's first new play in more than a dozen years. The tale that unfolds is "seen through the eyes of two young men in Los Angeles, one a privileged native Angeleno (Lysy), the other an enigmatic immigrant from the Middle East (Macdissi)," according to press materials.

Peter Macdissi ("Six Feet Under"), Austin Lysy (The Water's Edge, Hobson's Choice) and Patch Darragh (The Ruby Sunrise, Our Town) star in the work with Kandiss Edmundson ("Inside Man," "C.S.I."), David Margulies (Wonderful Town, Angels in America) and Victor Slezak (The Graduate, Jackie).

The design team includes Neil Patel (scenic), Emilio Sosa (costumes), David Lander (lighting) and Darron L West (sound). Larry K. Ash serves as production stage manager.

The show, which runs approximately two hours (with one intermission), will feature post-performance audience discussions Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and 21. Scribe Alan Ball will take part in an "Artist Dialogue" Jan. 25 (at 6 PM) with curator Jayme Koszyn as part of NYTW's Public Programs series.

The 2006-2007 NYTW lineup began with Thaddeus Phillips' ¡El Conquistador! and Martha Clarke's Kaos. The American premiere of René Pollesch's 24 Hours Are Not a Day will close out the season (April 2007).

For tickets to All That I Will Ever Be at NYTW, 79 East Fourth Street (between Second Ave. and Bowery), call (212) 239-6200 or visit the website at www.nytw.org.