David Drake Will Direct NYC Premiere of The Weight of Water

News   David Drake Will Direct NYC Premiere of The Weight of Water The Provincetown Theater production of Myra Slotnick's The Weight of Water will make its New York debut May 12-16 at The Producers Club.

David Drake will direct the Equity Showcase production.

The cast will feature Geany Masai, Jamie Heinlein, Andrew Clemons, Linda Daniels, Jimi Little and Keith Amato.

"Nine days after Hurricane Katrina," press notes state, "two rescue workers wash up on the doorstep of a woman by the name of Pearl Haynes, wreaking more havoc than any force of nature can conjure. As these lives collide, all of the faith that she can muster and all of the Bible that Pearl can quote can no longer distance her from her haunted past."

The world premiere of Weight of Water opened at the Provincetown Theatre in October 2011 to much critical acclaim. In November 2012, the entire original cast appeared in a staged reading of the play at The Abingdon Theatre in Manhattan. The upcoming production features the original cast and creative team from The Provincetown Theater staging.

The limited engagement will also feature set design by Ellen Rousseau, lighting design by Mike Steers, costume design by Karen Billard, sound design by Jeffrey Billard and production stage management by Ashley Warren. The Producers Club is located at 358 West 44th Street. For tickets, priced $18, click here. For more information visit www.weightofwater.co.

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