Last Chance: Present Company's Brandon Teena Closes OOB Jan. 16

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The Present Company will conclude the extended run of its production of Leigh Silverman's Brandon Teena on Jan. 16, 1999. Its original run was scheduled for Dec. 1-19, 1998.

The Present Company will conclude the extended run of its production of Leigh Silverman's Brandon Teena on Jan. 16, 1999. Its original run was scheduled for Dec. 1-19, 1998.

Brandon Teena takes its plot from the real-life story of its title character. Teena was a Nebraska teenager who, though born a woman as Teena Brandon, lived her life as the man Brandon Teena. An arrest for fraud sent her to a woman's penitentiary and unveiled her true identity. Afterwards, she was publicly reviled by local tormenters and then raped and finally murdered in 1993. The story has inspired much debate and a recent documentary film.

Silverman's play, a combination of research and imagination, tells the tale from Brandon's point of view. Silverman also directs the piece, which stars Erica Schmidt as Brandon Teena.

For information, call (212) 420-8877.

-- By Robert Simonson

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