As You Like It Director Mark Lamos to Stage Gurney World Premiere Indian Blood Next

News   As You Like It Director Mark Lamos to Stage Gurney World Premiere Indian Blood Next Mark Lamos — who stages The Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park first offering this year, As You Like It — will next tackle the latest A.R. Gurney work, Indian Blood.
Mark Lamos
Mark Lamos

"I'm doing an Off-Broadway play, A.R. Gurney's Indian Blood at Primary Stages," Lamos told Playbill.com. "It's a memory piece about when he was a young boy in Buffalo." A Primary Stages spokesperson confirmed the world premiere which will debut at the Off-Broadway stage in September 2006.

Lamos recently directed the Lincoln Center Theater's revival of The Rivals. On Broadway, he stages The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm, The Deep Blue Sea and Our Country's Good — garnering a Tony Award nomination for the latter. The former Hartford Stage Company artistic director (who helped his company earn the 1989 Regional Theatre Tony Award) has also staged Off-Broadway's Big Bill, Thief River, Tiny Alice, Love's Fire: Fresh Numbers by Seven American Playwrights, The End of the Day and Measure for Measure.

Gurney's latest play, Screen Play, currently plays at The Flea Theater in New York City — where his previous offerings O Jerusalem and Mrs. Farnsworth ran. The scribe has also penned the plays Scenes from American Life, Children, The Dining Room, The Middle Ages, Sweet Sue, The Perfect Party, Another Antigone, The Cocktail Hour, Love Letters, The Old Boy, The Fourth Wall, Later Life, A Cheever Evening, Sylvia, Overtime, Let's Do It (a Cole Porter musical), Labor Day, Far East, Ancestral Voices and Buffalo Gal.

Primary Stages recently announced Nathan Lane (The Producers, the upcoming The Odd Couple) will join Marian Seldes and company in Terrence McNally's Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams which will play July 26-Sept. 18 at 59E59 Theaters. The troupe's season will then continue with the east coast premiere of Charles Grodin's The Right Kind of People (Jan. 24-March 5, 2006), directed by Chris Smith followed by Amy Irving starring in Marta Góes' solo play A Safe Harbor for Elizabeth Bishop (March 21-April 30, 2006).

The company is located on the web at www.primarystages.com.