Friedman and Simmons, Jr. Star in Epic's More Perfect Union, Opening May 12

News   Friedman and Simmons, Jr. Star in Epic's More Perfect Union, Opening May 12 Epic Theatre Ensemble presents the world premiere of A More Perfect Union, which officially opens May 12 at Off-Broadway's East 13th Street Theater.
A More Perfect Union stars Melissa Friedman and Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.
A More Perfect Union stars Melissa Friedman and Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. Photo by Carol Rosegg

Directed by Ron Russell, Vern Thiessen's two-character play began previews May 5. Performances continue through June 7. The cast features Melissa Friedman and Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. as Supreme Court law clerks.

A More Perfect Union, according to Epic, "is a new play about two Law Clerks at the U.S. Supreme Court who have very different backgrounds and opposing political views. When they fall in love their relationship challenges their ethics and careers, as well as threatens to expose a dirty little secret about the Highest Court in our land."

The creative team includes Troy Hourie (sets), Theresa Squire (costumes), Tyler Micoleau (lights) and Ron Russell (sound). The production stage manager is Erin Koster.

The 13th Street Theater is located at 136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues. Tickets, priced $37.50 ($10 matinee tickets are available in May), can be purchased by visiting www.epictheatreensemble.org or by calling (212) 352-3101.

Melissa Friedman and Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. in <i>A More Perfect Union</i>
Melissa Friedman and Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. in A More Perfect Union Photo by Carol Rosegg
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