A series of commissioned plays penned by Adam Rapp, Gina Gionfriddo, Judith Thompson, Elizabeth Meriwether and Mark Schultz, Spin offers dramatic explorations of the term "spin" and how it resonates throughout America.
StageFARM artistic director Alex Kilgore and Evan Cabnet will stage the series that runs Oct. 3-Nov. 8 at the Cherry Lane Theatre. An opening night has been set for Oct. 11.
Set to inhabit the short works are Darragh (Crimes of the Heart), Henderson (Vengeance), Hooker (Some Men), Ross (Vengeance) and Walker ("Gossip Girl").
The announced plays for Spin follow:
"On a reality show called 'America's Got Tragedy,' a dead soldier competes with the pop starlet whose train wreck life upstaged his war."
"After 90 days in rehab a fledgling groom learns that sobriety and dishonesty aren't mutually exclusive."
"A Canadian CSIS agent learns that torturing a Gitmo detainee may cost him the love of his life."
"On the set of a film that turns news headlines into fetish fantasies, a veteran porn actor coaches his scene-mate into making the ultimate sacrifice for art."
Tone Unknown by Adam Rapp
"In an undisclosed cabin somewhere in the mountains of America, a TV stunt journalist and her trusted cameraman attempt to scoop the sound of The Rapture from a legendary experimental rock musician." Show times are Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 8 PM. Tickets, priced $37.50, are available by visiting Telecharge.com.
The Cherry Lane Theatre is located in Manhattan at 38 Commerce Street, between Barrow and Bedford Streets.