Krieger, Shanley and Belber Works to Be Part of New York Stage & Film Season

News   Krieger, Shanley and Belber Works to Be Part of New York Stage & Film Season A new work by John Patrick Shanley and Henry Krieger as well as a play by Stephen Belber will be part of Vassar College's annual New York Stage & Film season.
Henry Krieger
Henry Krieger Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Casting notices reveal that Belber's Geometry of Fire and Krieger and Shanley's Romantic Poetry will be seen during the not-for-profit company's summer season. Geometry of Fire will be presented June 27-July 8 at the Poughkeepsie, NY, venue. Lucie Tiberghien will direct Belber's work, which "takes the audience on the collision crash course of a marine reservist sniper just back from Iraq, and a slacker Saudi-American looking for the cause of his father's death. Intimate, humorous exploration of the complications of war and the effects on those involved."

Romantic Poetry will run July 18-29 at Vassar. John Patrick Shanley, the author of the work that features music by Dreamgirls composer Krieger, will direct. The production, according to the casting notice, is described as "a mad musical New York champagne evening of six interrelated plays in two acts, the subject of which is the lyrical expression of amour."

New York Stage & Film was founded in 1985 by producing directors Mark Linn-Baker, Max Mayer and Leslie Urdang. The company is "dedicated to both emerging and established artists in the development and production of new works for theatre and film."

For more information visit www.newyorkstageandfilm.org.