Assisted Suicide Is Focus of Killing Louise, Premiering Off-Bway, March 4-29

News   Assisted Suicide Is Focus of Killing Louise, Premiering Off-Bway, March 4-29 Rosemary Prinz stars in the world premiere of Carol Galligan's Killing Louise, a play about assisted suicide, presented Off-Broadway by CAP21 (Collaborative Arts Project), March 4-29.
(L-R) Eliza Ventura and Rosemary Prinz in CAP21's production of Killing Louise by Carol Galligan.
(L-R) Eliza Ventura and Rosemary Prinz in CAP21's production of Killing Louise by Carol Galligan. (Photo by Carol Rosegg)

CAP21, known for its workshops, readings of new works and its performance conservatory, is also a producing organization with its own space, the CAP21 Theatre on 28th Street. Joining the respected Prinz (who starred in the national tour of Driving Miss Daisy and is known to "As the World Turns" fans as Penny) is Alexandra Geis, Brenda Thomas, Eliza Ventura and Van Zeiler, under the direction of Michael Montel.

The play is billed this way: "Set in the home and in the mind of the ailing, 89-year-old Louise (played by Prinz), the play confronts questions of conscience, law and morality when she asks her best friend to help her die."

Designers are Beowulf Boritt (set), David F. Segal (lighting), Jane Greenwood (costumes) and Randy Hansen (sound). Scott Wise (State Fair, Fosse, Movin' Out) stages a dance sequence in the play, which was seen in CAP21's development reading series over the past two years.

Performances at CAP21 Theatre, 15 West 28th Street, begin March 4, with an opening night of March 12. Performances play 8 PM Tuesdays-Saturdays.

Tickets are $19. For reservations to Killing Louise, call the CAP21 box office at (212) 807-0202.