Girls in Trouble, Abortion Drama by Pulitzer Finalist Reynolds, Will Play NYC's Flea

News   Girls in Trouble, Abortion Drama by Pulitzer Finalist Reynolds, Will Play NYC's Flea
 
The Flea Theater will present the world premiere of Jonathan Reynolds' Girls in Trouble at the company's downtown home. Flea artistic director Jim Simpson will direct the new play slated to begin previews Feb. 12 and open Feb. 28 for a run scheduled through March 15.
Jonathan Reynolds
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From the Pulitzer Prize finalist who penned the racially-fueled Stonewall Jackson's House comes another provocative drama. Girls in Trouble "takes on abortion in the '60s, when backrooms in the wrong part of town offered hope or death," according to production notes. The show asks, "In 2010, has abortion become merely another form of birth control?" The cast features actors from the Flea's resident acting Company, The Bats: Andy Gershenzon, Brett Aresco, Betsy Lippitt, Akyiaa Wilson, Eboni Booth, Laurel Holland and Marshall York.

Reynolds has also written the plays Dinner with Demons, Geniuses, Fighting International Fat, Tunnel Fever or The Sheep is Out and the one-acts Yanks 3 Detroit O Top of the 7th and Rubbers.

The design team for Girls in Trouble includes John McDermott (sets), Zack Tinkelman (lights), Amanda Bujac (costumes) and Jeremy Wilson (sound).

For tickets to Girls in Trouble at The Flea, 41 White Street (between Church and Broadway), are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or online at theflea.org.

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