American Premiere of Will Eno's Title and Deed Gets 16 Additional Performances at NYC's Signature

News   American Premiere of Will Eno's Title and Deed Gets 16 Additional Performances at NYC's Signature
 
Conor Lovett's turn in the U.S. premiere of Middletown playwright Will Eno's Title and Deed, a new solo play about a mysterious traveler, will be seen an extra two weeks, Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre Company announced. The run originally playing to June 3 will now end June 17. Performances begin May 8.

Eno's play, which was written for Lovett, is a co-production between the Signature and Ireand's Gare St. Lazare Players. It premiered in summer 2011. Lovett's recent appearance with Gare St. Lazare Players was in the Irish production of Samuel Beckett's The End.

Judy Hegarty Lovett will again direct the production that will officially open May 20 at The Pershing Square Signature Center's Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre.

Here's how the play is billed: "A nameless traveler from a far off place searches for connection and solace in an unknown country in this funny and sad meditation on mortality, loneliness, innocence, home, family, love, funerals, words, and the world."

Title and Deed has scenic design by Tony Award winner Christine Jones (Spring Awakening), costume design by Andrea Lauer and lighting design by Ben Stanton.

Eno's play Thom Pain (based on nothing) was a 2004 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Critics embraced his recent play Middletown, which debuted Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in 2010. His latest work, The Realistic Joneses, will debut at the Yale Repertory Theatre this spring. His other plays include The Flu Season, Tragedy: a tragedy and Oh, The Humanity and other exclamations. For tickets call (212) 244-7529 or visit signaturetheatre.org.

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