Julia Jordan Work St. Scarlet Pushes Back Dates at NYC's Ontological, June 17-July 12

News   Julia Jordan Work St. Scarlet Pushes Back Dates at NYC's Ontological, June 17-July 12 The upcoming Women's Expressive Theater (WET) presentation of St. Scarlet, the first of four works by playwright Julia Jordan to receive New York stagings this coming season, has changed dates.

The world premiere dark comedy will now play June 17-July 12 at the Ontological Theater in lower Manhattan, shifting its run one week later.

Chris Messina directs the work now scheduled to open June 25. In St. Scarlet, three siblings find themselves snowed in at their Minnesota home. The night their mother dies, a stranger from Brooklyn arrives and changes their lives. The play was formerly titled 3 1/2 Catholics.

The three other Jordan works that will see the New York stage this season will be Summer of the Swans (Lucille Lortel Theatre), Tatiana in Color (The Culture Project) and Boy (Primary Stages.) Jordan's play Tatiana In Color was published in "Women Playwrights, The Best Plays of 1997." Other works by the up-and-comer include libretto work on The Mice (with Neil Benjamin and Batboy's Larry O'Keefe) — which appeared as part of Prince Music Theatre's production of 3hree — and Sarah Plain and Tall with the same songwriting team.

St. Scarlet features a cast that includes Michael Chernus, Rosemarie Dewitt, Sasha Eden and Ivan Martin. The design team includes Eric Flatmo (sets), Joshua Bradford (lighting), Sarah Beers (costumes) and Eric Shim (sound).

Director Messina has helmed productions of Theresa Rebeck's What We're Up Against and Keith Reddin's Throwing Smoke. He currently appears in the cast of Salome: The Reading on Broadway opposite Al Pacino. For tickets to St. Scarlet at the Ontological Theater (at St. Mark's Church), 131 East 10th Street (at Second Ave.), call (212) 868-4444.