Arthur French to Star in World Premiere of Lee's Book of Lambert at LaMaMa

News   Arthur French to Star in World Premiere of Lee's Book of Lambert at LaMaMa The world premiere of Tony nominee Leslie Lee's The Book of Lambert will begin performances at LaMaMa e.t.c. Feb. 13.

Lee, who's Tony-nominated play The First Breeze of Summer was recently revived at the Signature Theatre Company, will have the world premiere of his new work staged by Cyndy A. Marion at the downtown venue. The Book of Lambert will officially open Feb. 14 and run through March 1.

The cast includes Arthur French (Dividing The Estate, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), Gloria Sauve (Comin Uptown), Joresa Blount, Clinton Faulkner, Sadrina Johnson (Southern Promises), Heather Massie Omrae D. Smith and Howard L. Wieder (Yellow Face).

The Book of Lambert, according to press notes, "depicts the lives of six lost souls hiding from society in the subterranean depths of an abandoned NYC subway tunnel. Their leader is Lambert, an African-American man who has been hurt - possibly beyond repair - by his former love, a beautiful Caucasian woman. A bright but disillusioned ex-college professor, Lambert begins writing a prophetic book on life. In an effort to guide and re-focus this wayward flock, Lambert unleashes his own identity issues while coming face to face with the demons of his past."

Designing The Book of Lambert are Andis Gjoni (set design), Russel Phillip Drapkin (lighting design), David B. Thompson (costume design), Joe Gianono (sound design) and Michael Chin (fight choreographer).

Tickets are available by calling (212) 475-7710 or by visiting www.lamama.org. LaMaMa e.t.c. is located at 74A East 4th Street in Manhattan.