Glaudini's A View From 151st Street Begins Performances Oct. 5

News   Glaudini's A View From 151st Street Begins Performances Oct. 5 Bob Glaudini's A View From 151 Street, which is presented by the LAByrinth Theater Company, begins previews at Off-Broadway's Public Theater Oct. 5.
Author Bob Glaudini and director Peter DuBois.
Author Bob Glaudini and director Peter DuBois. Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Directed by Peter DuBois, the production will officially open Oct. 18 and run through Nov. 4. The cast includes Gbenga Akinnagbe, Liza Colón-Zayas, Craig "muMs" Grant, Juan Carlos Hernandez, Russell G. Jones, Marisa Malone, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Andre Royo. Michael Cain has composed original music for the production, which features musical direction by Paul J. Thompson. Andrew Emer leads a band that includes musicians Nir Felder and Q.

In Glaudini's new play, press notes state, "cops, rappers, dealers, teachers, hustlers, husbands and wives dwell in the rhythms of rap, raw humor, aphasic staccato and live jazz."

The design team includes scenic designer David Korins, costume designer Mimi O'Donnell, lighting designer Japhy Weideman and sound designer Bart Fasbender.

Show times are Tuesday and Sunday at 7 PM, Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.

For more information visit www.labtheater.org.

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LAByrinth Theater Company "is comprised of almost 100 established and emerging theater artists from a wide array of cultural perspectives. Led by Artistic Director John Ortiz, co-Artistic Director Philip Seymour Hoffman and co-artistic director and executive director John Gould Rubin, the inclusive, multicultural ensemble encourages all members to write, act, direct, and design, supporting multidisciplinary growth and exploration in the creation of daring new work that celebrates the diversity of its New York City home."

The cast of <i>A View from 151st Street</i>.
The cast of A View from 151st Street. Photo by Monique Carboni
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