LAByrinth to Present Dutch Heart of Man at Public Theater, Sept. 16

News   LAByrinth to Present Dutch Heart of Man at Public Theater, Sept. 16 The edgy Off-Broadway LAByrinth Theatre Company, which is in residence at the Public Theater during the 2003-04 season, will present Robert Glaudini's Dutch Heart of Man at the nonprofit's Shiva Theater.

The play, directed by Charles Goforth, will run Sept. 16 to Oct. 12. The ensemble cast will feature Maggie Bofill, Maggie Burke, David Deblinger (seen in LAByrinth's Where's My Money?), Scott Hudson (Our Lady of 121st Street), Salvatore Inzerillo (Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train), Wilemina Olivia-Garcia and Portia (Our Lady of 121st Street)

Dutch Heart of Man is described as "the story of Dutch, a terrazzo grinder, whose life is his work. Intensely isolated, Dutch meets Florence, a cashier at the local gas station. He finds the courage to ask her out, but for support he enlists Marty, his co-worker, a man who sees himself as skilled with the ladies. Dutch's limited means of expression, and Marty's hedonism, tightens the noose on Dutch's world until it explodes."

LAByrinth is known for its celebrated co-artistic directors, acclaimed actors Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz, and for fostering the career of Stephen Adly Guirgis, whose has written the troupe's most noteworthy credits, Jesus Hopped the A Train and Our Lady of 121st Street, which had a commercial run at the Union Square Theatre this year.

The company's play are typically gritty and powerful, and look at the lives of urban dwellers, particularly ethnic minorities and the disenfranchised.

Tickets are $25. Call (212) 239-6200.