Girls in Trouble, Controversial Play About Abortion, Gets Extra Week; Talkbacks Announced

News   Girls in Trouble, Controversial Play About Abortion, Gets Extra Week; Talkbacks Announced
 
The Flea Theater is extending its production of the abortion drama Girls in Trouble by one week, now through March 21 in downtown Manhattan.

The new play by Jonathan Reynolds (Stonewall Jackson's House) "dares to explore the controversial history of abortion through its life-changing effect on women across three generations," according to production notes. "This darkly humorous, shocking new work is sure to inspire spirited debate."

The production is performed by the Flea's resident company, The Bats. Jim Simpson directs.

On March 8 & 12, director Simpson and playwright Reynolds will be on hand to discuss the play and its controversial themes and answer audience questions following the 7 PM performance.

The Girls in Trouble cast features Andy Gershenzon, Brett Aresco, Betsy Lippitt, Akyiaa Wilson, Eboni Booth, Laurel Holland and Marshall York.

The design team includes John McDermott (sets), Zack Tinkelman (lights), Amanda Bujak (costumes) and Jeremy Wilson (sound). Jonathan Reynolds has had nine plays produced in New York: Stonewall Jackson's House; Dinner With Demons, a solo show in which he prepared a full five-course meal onstage eight times a week; Geniuses, produced by Playwrights Horizons and which ran for a year Off-Broadway; the one-acts Yanks 3 Detroit O Top of the 7th and Rubbers at The American Place; Fighting International Fat; and Tunnel Fever or The Sheep is Out. His screenplays include "Micki and Maude" and "My Stepmother is an Alien."

Girls in Trouble was originally announced to close March 15. It opened Feb. 28 after previews from Feb. 12. The performance schedule is Thursday-Monday at 7 PM. There is no performance March 11.

The Flea is located at 41 White Street between Church and Broadway, three blocks south of Canal.

Tickets are $20 and are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

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