Alan Ball's All That I Will Ever Be Opens Off-Broadway Feb. 6

News   Alan Ball's All That I Will Ever Be Opens Off-Broadway Feb. 6 "Six Feet Under" creator and "American Beauty" writer Alan Ball will see the world premiere of his play All That I Will Ever Be open Off-Broadway Feb. 6 at the New York Theatre Workshop.
Peter Macdissi stars in Alan Ball's All That I Will Ever Be at the NYTW.
Peter Macdissi stars in Alan Ball's All That I Will Ever Be at the NYTW. Photo by Joan Marcus

Jo Bonney (Some Girl(s), subUrbia) directs the debut, which began previews Jan. 17 for a run through March 11. Ball pens his 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), offers post-performance audience discussions Feb. 13 and 21.

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).

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.

Austin Lysy, Patch Darragh and Kandiss Edmundson in the New York Theatre Workshop's production of Alan Ball's <i>All That I Will Ever Be</i>.
Austin Lysy, Patch Darragh and Kandiss Edmundson in the New York Theatre Workshop's production of Alan Ball's All That I Will Ever Be. Photo by Joan Marcus