Casting Announced for Moses' Love/Stories (Or But You Will Get Used to It) at the Flea

News   Casting Announced for Moses' Love/Stories (Or But You Will Get Used to It) at the Flea
 
Itamar Moses' Love/Stories (Or But You Will Get Used to It) — a collection of five short plays — will begin previews Jan. 29, 2009, at the Flea Theater.
Playwright Itamar Moses (l.) with Daniel Aukin
Playwright Itamar Moses (l.) with Daniel Aukin Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum, the production will officially open Feb. 16 and continue through March 9, 2009. The cast will be headed by Felipe Bonilla, Laurel Holland, Maren Langdon, Michael Micalizzi and John Russo, five members of The Bats, the Off-Broadway's company resident acting company.

"Nothing is what it seems in Love/Stories (Or But You Will Get Used to It), five funny and poignant short plays," press notes state. "A casting session for a play about a love affair goes awry. A talk-back with a theatre audience becomes the occasion for a life-altering choice. A couple moving in together finds that greater intimacy can have surprising results. And much more."

The design team includes Jerad Schomer (set), Joe Chapman (lights), Jessica Pabst (costumes), Brandon Wolcott, (sound) and Eilzabeth Kandel (graphic design).

In a statement playwright Moses said, "Theatre is so much closer to music than it is to fiction and so, in a way, only ever writing full-length plays is like only ever writing concept albums, or Handel's 'Messiah.' But a short play is like a single. And the short form is one of my favorite things to write. The problem though, is that these plays often have no real life, or they run for one weekend, once, and disappear, and they become the homeless orphaned bastard children of a playwright's oeuvre. I'm thrilled that The Flea has entrusted me with their terrific young acting company and given these five bastards orphans of mine a home."

Moses is also the author of The Four of Us, Bach at Leipzig, Back Back Back and Celebrity Row.

The Flea is located at 41 White Street between Church and Broadway, three blocks south of Canal. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or by visiting www.theflea.org.

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