Antoinette LaVecchia, Andy Paris and More Cast in Flea's A World Apart

News   Antoinette LaVecchia, Andy Paris and More Cast in Flea's A World Apart A World Apart, Susan Mosokowski's new play about a mother abbess and priest who venture beyond their cloistered lives, will have its world premiere at the Flea Theater Feb. 4-26.

An official opening is set for Feb. 6.

Jean Randich will direct a cast featuring Antoinette LaVecchia (Broadway's A View from the Bridge, the Cherry Lane Theatre one-woman show How to Be a Good Italian Daughter (In Spite of Myself)), Andy Paris (Tectonic Theatre Project's Gross Indecency and The Laramie Project) and Amelia Workman (Soho Rep's Lear, Ohio Theatre's Man-made).

Lee Savage will design the sets, Jennifer Moeller will design costumes, Mark Barton will design lighting and Robert Murphy will design sound. Creation Production Company will produce the play.

According to press notes, "Mother Augustina (Antoinette LaVecchia) wonders how, as Abbess, she can lead her nuns into the future if she cannot explain worldly issues to them. Grappling with the problem of whether she should continue to live the monastic life, she meets Father Byrne (Andy Paris) who thinks that he can do more for the world by leaving the priesthood. Together they go beyond their cloistered walls, but will the boundaries they break give them new freedom? Both are seduced by what’s outside and what’s inside."

Mosakowski's credits as a playwright and director include Eclipse, White/Black, The Commie Stories and Ice Station Zebra, among many others. Her work has been seen in New York at La MaMa, The Flea, The Ohio Theatre, The Working Theater and Theater for the New City. The Flea Theatre is located at 41 White Street, between Broadway and Church Street. For tickets, call (212) 352-3101.

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