Indiscretions, Cocteau's Tale of Parisian Bohemian Brood, Returns to NYC Feb. 20

News   Indiscretions, Cocteau's Tale of Parisian Bohemian Brood, Returns to NYC Feb. 20 Phoenix Theatre Ensemble in Manhattan resurrects Jeremy Sams' Indiscretions, a translation of Jean Cocteau's dysfunctional-family dark comedy, Les Parents Terribles, Feb. 20-March 14 for an intimate Off-Off-Broadway run in the East Village.

Directed by Drama Desk nominee Jonathan Silverstein (The Dining Room), Indiscretions opens Feb. 21 (after one preview Feb. 20) at the Connelly Theatre on East Fourth Street.

The play has not been seen in New York since its starry 1995 Broadway production, which was nominated for nine Tony Awards. Jude Law, Eileen Atkins, Cynthia Nixon, Roger Rees and Kathleen Turner were seen in the Broadway run.

According to Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, "In this personal favorite of the French master, a young man bursts to tell his parents that he has met the love of his life and intends to marry her. His mother is devastated by the news, while his father harbors a secret about the new girlfriend that could destroy them all. Torn between love and resentment for an undeserving family she supports, the sage and spinster aunt attempts to create some order out of this mess. This crackling farce satirizes the pretensions of bourgeois bohemians and a mother who dotes on her son, perhaps, a bit too much."

The Off-Off-Broadway cast of Indiscretions includes Obie Award winner Jan Leslie Harding as the aunt, Leo; Gayton Scott as mother Yvonne; Dan Cordle as father George; Melissa Miller as girlfriend Madeleine; and William Connell as son Michael.

The creative team includes set designer Michael V. Moore, lighting designer Lucrecia Briceno, costume designer Brent Barkhaus and sound designer Elizabeth Rhodes. The Connelly Theatre is located at 220 East Fourth Street (between Avenues A & B – south side of the street).

All tickets are $20. For tickets call (212) 352-3101 or visit PhoenixTheatreEnsemble.org.

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