Kimberly Stern Is Becoming Adele Beginning Dec. 15 Off-Broadway

News   Kimberly Stern Is Becoming Adele Beginning Dec. 15 Off-Broadway Becoming Adele, by Eric Houston, makes its New York premiere Dec. 15 at the Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row in a production by Gotham Stage Company. Opening night is scheduled for Dec. 20, and the limited engagement will run through Jan. 6, 2007.

Victor Maog directs the comedy, which stars Kimberly Stern. The production has scenic design by Antje Ellermann, costume design by Myrna Colley-Lee, sound design by Elizabeth Rhodes and lighting design by Lucas Benjaminh Krech.

Becoming Adele had its world premiere at the Court Theatre in Los Angeles. According to a release, the play "follows the irrepressible Adele, a spunky Brooklyn waitress, as she tries to carve out a better future for herself and her daughter while learning to live each moment to the fullest as she becomes the Adele she was meant to be."

Houston has had plays produced at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Village Theatre and several regional venues. Stern appeared on Broadway in A Doll's Life and on tours of Annie and Grease.

Gotham Stage Company was founded in 2005 by Michael Barra, Peter Smith, Julia Haubner Smith and Katie Dietz and had its first production in spring 2006 with Randall David Cook's play Sake with the Haiku Geisha at The Perry Street Theater.

The company will produce another Cook play, with the working title A Stranger to Champagne, in spring 2007, according to the company's website. Theatre Row is at 410 West 42nd Street. Tickets are available by calling TicketCentral at (212) 279-4200 or visiting www.ticketcentral.com. For more information, visit www.gothamstage.org.