Ensemble Studio Theatre to Present U.S. Premiere of Atkins' Lucy

News   Ensemble Studio Theatre to Present U.S. Premiere of Atkins' Lucy The Ensemble Studio Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project, will present the U.S. premiere of Damien Atkins' Lucy beginning Oct. 24.
Lisa Emery
Lisa Emery Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Lisa Emery (The Women), Lucy DeVito, Christopher Duva (The Elephant Man), Keira Naughton (The Rivals), and Scott Sowers (Inherit the Wind) will star in the production under the direction of Ensemble Studio artistic director William Carden. Lucy, according to press notes, centers on "Vivian, an anthropologist at the top of her field. She craves solitude -- motherhood was never an option. But when forced to care for her estranged teenage daughter, Lucy, her life is turned upside down. Lucy is autistic...and might be the next step in Vivian's evolution."

The creative team for Lucy includes scenic design by Ryan Kravetz, costume design by Suzanne Chesney, lighting design by Chris Dallos and sound design by David Lawson.

Canadian playwright Damien Atkins is the award-winning author of Miss Chatelaine, Good Mother and Real Live Girl.

Atkins, the youngest playwright to have a work staged at Canada's Stratford Festival, saw his latest work Lucy, premiere at Canadian Stage in 2007.

For ten years The Ensemble Studio Theatre, in association with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project, has premiered over 100 plays, dance and performance pieces exploring the worlds of science and technology.

Lucy officially opens Oct. 29 and will conclude its limited engagement on Nov. 18. Tickets are available by calling (212) 352-3101.The Ensemble Studio Theatre is located at 549 West 52nd Street in Manhattan.

For more information visit www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org.

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