Beasley's Christmas Party Opens Off-Broadway Dec. 7

News   Beasley's Christmas Party Opens Off-Broadway Dec. 7 The Keen Company holiday presentation of Booth Tarkington's Beasley's Christmas Party officially opens Off-Broadway Dec. 7.

Joseph Collins (Rock 'n' Roll), Christa Scott Reed and Tony Ward (Twelve Angry Men) appear in the production under the direction of Keen Company artistic director Carl Forsman.

Beasley's Christmas Party began performances Dec. 2 and will continue through Jan. 3, 2009, at the Clurman Theater.

Tarkington's family-friendly work tells "the story of a curious journalist and his extremely unusual next door neighbors – a turn of the last century Midwestern gubernatorial candidate, his amazing houseguest, and their wide circle of very special friends," according to the Keen Company.

Designing the production are Beowulf Borritt (set design), Theresa Squire (costume design) and Josh Bradford (lighting design).

The Keen Company is also offering a two-show subscription for Beasley's Christmas Party and the forthcoming New York premiere of Heroes for $66. All Keen Company performances take place at the Clurman Theater, located at 410 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. Tickets are available by calling (212) 279-4200 or by visiting www.ticketcentral.com.

For further information visit KeenCompany.org.

(l.-r.) Joseph Collins, Tony Ward and Christa Scott Reed in <i>Beasley's Christmas Party</i>.
(l.-r.) Joseph Collins, Tony Ward and Christa Scott Reed in Beasley's Christmas Party. Photo by Suzi Sadler