Directed by Maria Mileaf, the New York premiere of Blessing's three-hander will officially open Oct. 14. The cast will comprise Margaret Colin (Old Acquaintance) as Avis, Laura Odeh (The Rivals) as Wren and David Rasche (Getting and Spending, Speed-the-Plow) as Moss. Performances will continue through Nov. 9. In a statement Primary Stages artistic director Andrew Leynse, said, "We are delighted to be working with this particular cast, and are especially privileged to have the chance to work with Lee Blessing and Maria Mileaf again. We could not have asked for a better group of people to depict this exceptionally thrilling piece of theatre."
A Body of Water, according to press notes, "is a haunting drama that explores the slippery nature of reality and conviction. Avis and Moss awake one morning in a house set in the forested hills above a picturesque body of water. The weather's great, the view's magnificent. However, neither of them seems to know whose house this is or who they are. Will the stranger at their doorstep be able to help?"
Blessing is also the author of A Walk in the Woods and Going to St. Ives.
59E59 Theaters is located at 59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues. Tickets, priced $60, are available by calling (212) 279-4200 or by visiting www.ticketcentral.com.
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