Atlantic 453 Stages Weitzman's Arrangements, a Biting Comedy With Murney and Grenfell, Jan. 12-30

News   Atlantic 453 Stages Weitzman's Arrangements, a Biting Comedy With Murney and Grenfell, Jan. 12-30
 
Two sisters clash in the world premiere of Ken Weitzman's Arrangements, a new comedy by Atlantic 453, the Atlantic Theater Company's initiative that presents new works in Equity showcase productions.
Katy Grenfell
Katy Grenfell

Christopher Duva, Katy Grenfell, Stephen Kunken, Julia Murney and Ben Walker appear in the Christian Parker-directed Off-Broadway production Jan. 12-30.

The playwright is a 2003 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award winner.

"In Arrangements, Donna (played by Grenfell) is nearly at the end of her rope, and her only option is to return to the less than welcoming embrace of her younger sister, Ros (played by Murney)," according to Atlantic 453. "In this bitingly funny and provocative tale of obsession and consumption, Ken Weitzman unfurls a story which asks whether it's ever really possible to save another person from herself…"

Duva appeared in How I Learned to Drive, Grenfell is a veteran of The Life, Kunken played Hal in the Broadway and touring productions of Proof, Murney was Queenie in Off-Broadway's The Wild Party and Walker appears in the feature "Kinsey."

The creative team includes Nathan Heverin (sets), Josh Bradford (lights), Theresa Squire (costumes) and Matthew Puckett (original music and sound). Performances play Atlantic Theater Company's Atlantic 453 venue, 453 West 16th Street (between Ninth and Tenth Avenues).

Performances are Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 3 PM. For $15-$20 tickets, call (212) 691-5919, ext. 123.

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The mission statement for Atlantic 453 bills the initiative as "a black box space which serves as a second performance venue for the Atlantic Theater Company" with an aim "to produce intriguing, worthy new plays that might not otherwise find a New York production."

Now in its second season of full production, Atlantic 453 was inaugurated last season with productions of Jeff Whitty's The Hiding Place (directed by Christian Parker) and Jessica Goldberg's Get What You Need.

"Atlantic 453 offers emerging writers production opportunities when Atlantic's main stage season is fully occupied. Atlantic believes that playwrights develop their talent and craft best by participating in the entire creative process of a play from the printed page to the fully realized production. By presenting new writers on 16th Street, Atlantic continues its long-standing tradition of cultivating new work."

Visit www.atlantictheater.org.

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