Elizabeth Marvel Assays Terrorism Off-Broadway in New Drama

News   Elizabeth Marvel Assays Terrorism Off-Broadway in New Drama Elizabeth Marvel will be featured in the ensemble of The New Group and The Play Company's upcoming American premiere staging of Terrorism Off-Broadway.
Elizabeth Marvel as Hedda Gabler at New York Theatre Workshop.
Elizabeth Marvel as Hedda Gabler at New York Theatre Workshop. Photo by Joan Marcus

Omnium Gatherum director Will Frears recently replaced the busy James Lapine (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Fran's Bed) to stage the co-presentation. The Presnyakov Brothers drama which begin previews May 9 and opens May 24 at The Clurman Theatre in Theater Row, according to a production spokesperson.

Marvel — who recently starred in the title role of Antigone at Los Angeles Theatre Works — appeared Off-Broadway late last year in the New York Theatre Workshop revival of Hedda Gabler and Woody Allen's A Second-Hand Memory. Other credits include An American Daughter, Alice in Bed, A Streetcar Named Desire and Lydie Breeze, Parts I & II as well as television appearances on "The District."

Sascha Dugdale translates the work by the Siberian scribes Vladimir and Oleg Presnyakov, the plot of which is set into motion with a bomb threat in an airport. The work debuted at London's Royal Court in 2003 and is divided into six scenes dealing with the impending threat of doom.

Frears just staged the current production of Sean Cunningham's God Hates the Irish or the Ballad of Armless Johnny at Off-Broadway's Rattlestick Theatre and also directed the Off-Broadway run of Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gersten-Vassilio's Omnium Gatherum. Other directing credits include the world premiere of Lucy Thurber's Where We're Born, Jessica Goldberg's Get What You Need (Atlantic Theater Company), Rebeck's The Water's Edge (Williamstown Theatre Festival) and the Chicago premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis' drama Our Lady of 121st Street (Steppenwolf Theatre Company).

The New Group's staging of Hurlyburly featuring a revised script from playwright David Rabe will reopen Off-Broadway at the more spacious 37 Arts April 11. Directed by the company's artistic director Scott Elliott (Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Women), the production stars Ethan Hawke, Parker Posey, Bobby Cannavale, Josh Hamilton, Catherine Kellner, Halley Wegryn Gross and Wallace Shawn.. For tickets to Terrorism, at The Clurman, 410 West 42 Street, call (212) 279 4200. For more information visit www.thenewgroup.orgor www.playco.org.