Award-Winning Eight to Make U.S. Premiere at PS 122 in January

News   Award-Winning Eight to Make U.S. Premiere at PS 122 in January Performance Space 122 will present the U.S. premiere of Ella Hickson's Eight as part of the 2009 COIL Festival.

Running Jan. 6-25, 2009, Eight makes its U.S. premiere following a critically praised run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it earned a Fringe First Award, the National Student Drama Festival Emerging Artist Award and The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award. The production later transferred to a sold-out London engagement. Eight officially opens Jan. 11, 2009 at PS 122.

Directed by playwright Hickson, the production will feature Alice Bonifacio, Simon Ginty, Ishbel McFarlane, Holly McLay, Solomon Mousley, Henry Peters, Gwennie Von Einseidel and Michael Whitham.

"In a decade when the shock factor is hard to come by and the media is scrabbling around in the dirt to find the not-yet-exploited," press notes state, "Eight's characters come from the fringes of a society that has been invaded by normal. From life-partners hanging by Hermès scarves to finding friendship in morgues, Eight looks at the refugees created by the dissolution of social, sexual and national boundaries, resulting in hard-hitting drama that has dared to confront the toughest of topical issues.

Tickets are available by phoning (212) 352-3101 or by visiting PS122.

PS 122 is located in Manhattan at 150 1st Avenue at East 9th Street.

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