Guests Find Room at the Inn in The Porch, a New Comedy Premiering June 2 in NYC

News   Guests Find Room at the Inn in The Porch, a New Comedy Premiering June 2 in NYC
 
A bed and breakfast is the setting for the world premiere of Kari Floren's new Off-Broadway comedy, The Porch, playing June 2-25 at Altered Stages.

Right Down Broadway Productions presents the play, directed by Michael Berry.

"The Porch is about four desperate souls all looking for a place to stop running," according to production notes. "On one not-so-ordinary summer afternoon three guests show up at the same bed and breakfast that the innkeeper eagerly wants to shutter. Just short of being physically coerced into staying open, he allows them to stay while leaving them to their own devices. None of the group, including the innkeeper, is entirely stable — making it only a matter of time before the porch becomes a battleground. Out of the darkness, however, a new day emerges, bringing hope and courage to unlikely allies."

Playwright Kari Floren's plays include Incidental Lives, A Late Supper and Voices of Swords (currently in development with actress Elizabeth Franz). She is a co-founder of Right Down Broadway Productions. RDBP produced her play, A Late Supper Off-Broadway at the Maverick Theater, and Incidental Lives was produced by New Avenue Theatre Project at Synchronicity Space.

Director Michael Berry is the artistic director of Regarde-Nous Theater Company.

The cast includes Don Harvey, Lauren Mufson, Javier Munoz and Shirley Roeca. The creative team includes choreographer Nancy Lemenager (recently of Broadway's Movin' Out and Never Gonna Dance), set designer Tamar Gadish, lighting designer Russel Phillip Drapkin, sound designer and composer Roger Murdock.

Altered Stages is at 212 W. 29th Street – 2nd Floor, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.

Performances run Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM, and Sundays at 3 and 7 PM. There will be no matinees on June 3 and June 10 and no evening performances on June 18 and June 25.

Tickets during previews are $20 and $40 after opening. To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com. For more information, visit www.rightdownbroadway.org.

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Right Down Broadway Productions "is a not for profit production company that was created to bring together disparate elements of the theatrical community (Artists, Designers and Theatre Companies) to consolidate resources, revenues, experience and talent and provide original, quality, theatrical entertainment to the public." It is "dedicated to fostering leadership and unity in the New York theater community and bringing new voices to the Off-Broadway Stage."

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