Dark Family Drama Ninth and Joanie, With Bob Glaudini and Kevin Corrigan, Opens Off-Broadway April 18

News   Dark Family Drama Ninth and Joanie, With Bob Glaudini and Kevin Corrigan, Opens Off-Broadway April 18
 
Bob Glaudini and Kevin Corrigan are a father and son grappling with their past, present and uncertain future in the world premiere of Brett C. Leonard's Philadelphia-set drama Ninth and Joanie, which officially opens Off-Broadway April 18 at the Bank Street Theater in Manhattan.

Kevin Corrigan
Kevin Corrigan Photo by Kate Edwards

The play marks a return to acting for Glaudini, whose recent work as a playwright includes A View From 151st Street and Jack Goes Boating. Corrigan is known for his work in "Damages," "Superbad" and "Pineapple Express."

Mark Wing-Davey stages the Labyrinth Theater Company production that features Corrigan and Glaudini as "a prodigal son and grieving father" in 1986 South Philadelphia. Previews began April 5.

Here's how the play is billed: "An Italian-American family gathers to mourn a departed matriarch. Old questions of loyalty and legacy, love and loss, cast a shadow across three generations as they are forced to confront a violent past and an uncertain future..."

The cast also includes Dominic Fumusa ("Nurse Jackie," Take Me Out), Rosal Colón (A Free Man of Color) and young actor Samuel Mercedes.

Labyrinth co-artistic director Mimi O'Donnell renders costume designs for Ninth and Joanie, which has set design by David Meyer, lighting design by Bradley King and sound design by Zack Brown.

For tickets visit LABTheater.org. The Bank Street Theater is located at 155 Bank Street.

Samuel Mercedes and Bob Glaudini
Samuel Mercedes and Bob Glaudini Photo by Kate Edwards
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