Evocative Evening About Dylan Thomas to Play Hotel Chelsea

News   Evocative Evening About Dylan Thomas to Play Hotel Chelsea Pale Fire Productions' founder, director James Veitch, will create and direct Room #103, Hotel Chelsea, a site-specific theatrical evening centered around Welsh poet Dylan Thomas but equally dedicated to exploring the history of the Chelsea Hotel and its famous guests.

The twist is that Room 103 will actually take place in the title suite of the hotel itself. Press notes describe the piece as "a night of theater that explores the private and pivotal moments of our most revolutionary artists as they happened within the walls of this notorious establishment."

In addition to exploring Thomas' alcohol-fueled end and destructive relationship with his wife Caitlin, the play will evoke other historical figures from the hotel's past: Sid Vicious, Nancy Spungen, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Arthur Miller, Jack Kerouac, Arthur C. Clarke, Janis Joplin and Brendan Beehan.

The cast will feature Obie Award winner Kevin Confoy, Lucia Brizzi and Justin Perkins. The creative team will consist of set designer Jonathan Cottle, lighting designer Lauren Parish, sound designer Melissa Vaghan-Kleppel and projection designers Sydney Buchan and Gabe Aronson.

Veitch recently directed Keats in Hampstead, another world premiere, which explored the life of John Keats in the garden of his home in London. Additional directing credits include Urinetown, The Hothouse, The Trojan Women and (Just Like) Starting Over.

Performance dates are March 19-28. The Hotel Chelsea is located at 223 West 23rd Street. For tickets call (800) 838-3006 or visit chelsea103.com.

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