Gypsy's Jana Robbins to Star in Off-Broadway Tale of Therapist Betrayal

News   Gypsy's Jana Robbins to Star in Off-Broadway Tale of Therapist Betrayal
 
Producer Jana Robbins, who also played Mazeppa and was understudy for Rose in the 1989 Broadway staging of Gypsy, will star in the Off-Broadway staging of Let It Come Down by Eve Lederman. The new work, which portrays a volatile relationship between a patient and her therapist, is inspired by real-life deposition transcripts from a malpractice case.

Directed by Katherine M. Carter, the world premiere of Let It Come Down will play at Theatre for a New City as part of its Dream Up Festival; performances are scheduled for Sept. 8, 12, 13 and 16.

The story follows the relationship between Rachel and her maternal therapist, with whom she shares family secrets. When the doctor is faced with a lawsuit for abruptly terminating treatment, she depicts Rachel as violent and unhinged, marking the beginning of a life-changing battle. "This tale of betrayal ignites a dialogue about the dynamics of therapy and the blurry line between obsession and love," state TNC's press notes.

The cast also features Francile Albright, Kelly Jean Clair and David Sitler. The creative team includes sound designer Beth Lake, costume designer Caitlin Cisek, lighting designer Benjamin Weill and stage manager Phoebe Duncan.

Sponsorship is provided by Theater Resources Unlimited, and the play is produced by FMC Productions; associate producer, Holly Rosen Fink.

For more information and tickets, call (212) 868-4444 or visit SmartTix. TNC is located at 155 First Ave. at 10th St.

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