Peter DuBois directs the LAByrinth Theater Company staging, which began previews Feb. 27 and opened March 18 at the Public Theater's Martinson Hall. The limited run was originally scheduled through April 8 but extended its run three weeks.
The play which follows two couples — one just beginning their courtship, the other married and working through hardship — is described thusly: "Laced with cooking classes, swimming lessons and a smorgasbord of illegal drugs, Jack Goes Boating is a story of date panic, marital meltdown, betrayal and the prevailing grace of the human spirit." The show marks the first time LAB co-artistic directors Ortiz and Hoffman have shared a stage for their company.
The company recently presented a reading of A View from 151st Street, another Glaudini-DuBois collaboration at the seventh annual free Barn Series Festival. Playwright Glaudini also wrote Dutch Heart of Man, which was previously produced by LAByrinth.
The 15th anniversary season of the LAByrinth will continue with the developmental production of Andrea Ciannavei's Pretty Chin Up (May 15-June 2) and Eric Bogosian's This Is Now! penned with musician-composer Elliott Sharp. The company will again collaborate with Bob Glaudini when they present A View from 151st Street as part of their next season (again directed by Peter DuBois). Jack Goes Boating performed at the Public Theater, located at 425 Lafayette Street. For more information, call (212) 967-7555 or visit labtheater.org.