BFF, Drama About a Shattered Past Friendship, Extends in NYC

News   BFF, Drama About a Shattered Past Friendship, Extends in NYC
 
WET (Women's Expressive Theater, Inc.) has announced a second extension of the world premiere of Anna Ziegler's dark modern love story, BFF, at the DR2 in New York City.

Originally scheduled to close March 17, performances now run through March 31, with Sean Dugan joining the cast March 23.

Josh Hecht directs the staging, which is produced on an Off-Broadway contract.

Performances are at the DR2 (103 E. 15th Street), where owner-producer Daryl Roth selected WET to be the first theatre-in-residence.

"BFF tells the story of a woman who is consumed by guilt over her mistreatment of her childhood 'best friend forever,'" according to production notes. "When she meets the man of her dreams, she suddenly finds herself more deeply haunted by her adolescent past than before. Can she find a way to reconcile with her past in order to live in the present and find true happiness?"

The production currently features Sasha Eden (A Very Common Procedure, Scab), Laura Heisler (Coram Boy) and Jeremy Webb (The Baltimore Waltz at Signature, Tabletop) with set by Robin Vest, lighting by Clifton Taylor, costumes by Sara Jean Tosetti and sound by David Stephen Baker. Sean Dugan (Valhalla, Corpus Christi, Flesh & Blood) takes over for Jeremy Webb March 23.

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Anna Ziegler was recently selected to be a writer in residence at The Old Vic Theatre in London. Her plays have been developed at Sundance Theater Lab, The Underwood Theater, Ars Nova, Soho Rep, The Lark Theatre, New Georges, Kennedy Center, Birmingham Rep and Belvoir St. Theatre in Sydney, Australia. Ziegler was a Dramatist's Guild Fellow for 2004-2005, a member of the 2005 Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and has been published in "Ten-Minute Plays for 2 Actors: The Best of 2004 and New American Short Plays 2005." Anna received her MFA in dramatic writing from NYU. BFF was developed in the Sundance Theatre Lab in July 2005, and was a finalist for the 2005 Weissberger Award and for the 2006 O'Neill Playwright's Conference.

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Created in 1999, WET produces media which challenges female stereotypes and advocates for equality. WET adheres to this mission by producing premiere plays by female playwrights and events promoting the work of notable female artists. WET's theatrical productions include the world premieres of Big Times (directed by Leigh Silverman), Julia Jordan's St. Scarlet, Sheila Callaghan's Scab, and I Stand Before You Naked by Joyce Carol Oates.

BFF plays Monday-Saturday at 8 PM. Tickets range $25-$35, and are available at (212) 239-6200 or www.wetweb.org.

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