LAByrinth Theater Company is set to present the world premiere of Maggie Bofill's play Devil of Choice at The Cherry Lane Theatre beginning May 23. Shira-Lee Shalit will helm the limited Off-Broadway engagement.
The cast is made up of Elizabeth Canavan (Between Riverside and Crazy, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Jesus Hopped the A Train), Florencia Lozano (Narcos, One Life to Live, Where’s My Money?, Dirty Story), and David Zayas (Dexter, Seven Seconds, Oz, Anna in the Tropics).
Devil of Choice tells the story of a volatile triangle put into motion by a teacher of Faustian philosophy. When professor Salvatore (Zayas) insists that his wife (Canavan) become friends with Delia (Lozano), it sets off a chain of events that leads all three down a dangerous path.
Performances are scheduled through June 9.
The production will feature scenic design by Raul Abrego, costume design by Lara De Bruijn, lighting design by Kia Rogers, sound design by Daniel Melnick, and original music by Melisa McGregor.
Bofill's plays include Winners, Drawn and Quartered, Face Cream and El Grande.
“This play felt like the absolute right choice for LAB in our 25th Season,” says John Ortiz, artistic director. “Maggie's development as a woman of color playwright, as well as the opportunity to offer LAByrinth members rich and challenging roles, really go to the heart of LAB's mission. During a reading at our annual Barn Series festival last February, Maggie’s potent words, wrapped in a real and smart sobering story, lept off the page, and you could feel the audience on the edge of their seats, from the tension and excitement of the play. Now we can't wait to take this wickedly fun and dangerous new play to the next level, in a fully staged production.”
For tickets and more information visit LabTheater.org.