Guirgis' The Little Flower of East Orange to Bloom for LAB in Spring

News   Guirgis' The Little Flower of East Orange to Bloom for LAB in Spring Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Little Flower of East Orange will play Off-Broadway in spring 2008 as part of the LAByrinth Theater Company season.

The co-production with the Public Theater, where the company is in residence, will be available to LABPASS subscription holders and Public season members as a bonus option, a LAB representative confirmed to Playbill.com.

LAB co-artistic director Philip Seymour Hoffman will direct the work, set in an upper Manhattan charity hospital. Dates and further details have not been announced.

The work, seen at the 2005 and 2006 Barn Series Festival and developed at Manhattan Theatre Club's "6 @ 7" series, reteams the playwright and director of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, In Arabia We'd All Be Kings, Jesus Hopped The 'A' Train and Our Lady of 121st Street. Previous readings featured Philip Seymour Hoffman, Anne Meara and Eric Bogosian as well as Jeffrey DeMunn, Stephen McKinley Henderson and David Zayas in the casts.

The Off-Broadway troupe's season opens with Bob Glaudini's A View from 151st Street (directed by Peter DuBois) and continues with Brett C. Leonard's Unconditional (directed by Mark Wing-Davey). The company will also present developmental runs of Rebecca Cohen's Penalties & Interest (directed by John Gould Rubin) and Scott Hudson's Sweet Storm (directed by Padraic Lillis) in its 16th season.

The annual free play reading series, The Barn Series, is slated for December and Live Nude Plays will also return. LABPASS members will also receive invites to Celebrity Charades, special events, private readings and more. The new season's LABPASS membership are available by calling (212) 260-2400 or online at labtheater.org.

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