Jack Goes Boating, with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Daphne Rubin-Vega, Opens

News   Jack Goes Boating, with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Daphne Rubin-Vega, Opens Philip Seymour Hoffman, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Beth Cole and John Ortiz star in the world premiere of Bob Glaudini's Jack Goes Boating, which officially opens Off-Broadway March 18.
Beth Cole and Philip Seymour Hoffman in Jack Goes Boating.
Beth Cole and Philip Seymour Hoffman in Jack Goes Boating. Photo by Monique Carboni

Peter DuBois directs the LAByrinth Theater Company staging, which began previews Feb. 27 at the Public Theater's Martinson Hall. The limited run was originally scheduled through April 8 but extended its run three weeks to April 29. The play which follows two couples — one just beginning their courtship, the other married and working through hardship — is described thusly: "Laced with cooking classes, swimming lessons and a smorgasbord of illegal drugs, Jack Goes Boating is a story of date panic, marital meltdown, betrayal and the prevailing grace of the human spirit." The show marks the first time LAB co-artistic directors Ortiz and Hoffman have shared a stage for their company.

The company recently presented a reading of A View from 151st Street, another Glaudini-DuBois collaboration at the seventh annual free Barn Series Festival. Playwright Glaudini also wrote Dutch Heart of Man, which was previously produced by LAByrinth.

The design team for Jack Goes Boating includes David Korins (set), Mimi O'Donnell (costumes), Japhy Weideman (lighting) and David Van Tieghem (composition and sound).

The 15th anniversary season of the LAByrinth will continue with Eric Bogosian's This Is Now!, penned with musician-composer Elliott Sharp; as well as developmental productions of Carlo Alban's Intríngulis and Andrea Ciannavei's Pretty Chin Up.

A limited amount of $20 rush tickets (payable by cash only with a limit of two per person) are available at each performance, released one hour before curtain.

For tickets to Jack Goes Boating at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, call (212) 967-7555 or visit labtheater.org.

Beth Cole, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Ortiz and Daphne Rubin-Vega star in LAByrinth Theater Company's production of <i>Jack Goes Boating</i>.
Beth Cole, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Ortiz and Daphne Rubin-Vega star in LAByrinth Theater Company's production of Jack Goes Boating. Photo by Monique Carboni
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