Controversial Stitching Ends NYC Run Aug. 9

News   Controversial Stitching Ends NYC Run Aug. 9 The twice-extended U.S. premiere of Stitching, the Anthony Neilson play about the twisted relationship between a man and a woman, ends Aug. 9 at The Wild Project in Manhattan.
Playwright Anthony Neilson
Playwright Anthony Neilson Photo by Neale Smith

Meital Dohan (Showtime's "Weeds") and John Ventimiglia (HBO's "The Sopranos") are featured. Timothy Haskell directed. The show, which opened to strong reviews June 25, was originally slated to run through July 19, but was extended through Aug. 2 and then to Aug. 9.

According to production notes, "Stu and Abby love each other so madly, they're driving each other crazy. Stitching follows the increasingly disturbing and inventive games the couple plays in order to connect. As they circle and test each other, they role-play with reality and fantasy to the point where even they don't seem sure what is real anymore. When Abby discovers she's pregnant, the choices they make will haunt them forever. The visceral poetry and physicality between the lovers creates a surprisingly tender, often humorous, brutal romance. Stitching challenges the notions of modern romance in an increasingly complex world."

Neilson is part of the "In-Yer-Face Theatre" movement that is rocking Britain, where Stitching was a controversial hit.

Director Haskell's credits include Road House (Barrow Street Theatre), I Love Paris (Blue Heron Arts Center), Fatal Attraction (Classic Stage Company) and The Jaded Assassin (Ohio Theatre).

The Wild Project is located at 195 East Third Street. For more information visit www.StitchingThePlay.com or call (212) 352-3101.

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