The fifth full season of Off-Broadway's Blue Light Theater Company will play in the 150-seat McGinn/Cazale Theater above the Promenade, at 76th and Broadway, and will include two world premieres.
Artistic director Peter Manning and producing manager Mandy Greenfield will offer the world premieres of Daniel Goldfarb's Adam Baum and the Jew Movie (Nov. 8-Dec. 5), which had a reading in 1998 at the South Coast Repertory Theatre, and Jessica Goldberg's The Hologram Theory (starting previews Feb. 8, 2000).
First up in the new season is the New York premiere of The Clearing, Helen Edmundson's drama of love, greed and betrayal between an English aristocrat and his Irish wife during the time of Oliver Cromwell. Tracy Brigden directs, Alyssa Bresnahan stars. The staging is by special arrangement with Hartford Stage Company. Performances begin Sept. 24, with a press opening of Oct. 7. It continues to Oct. 31.
The Hologram Theory, beginning previews Feb. 8, 2000 and opening Feb 17, is Jessica Goldberg's thriller about a woman who travels from her home in Trinidad to New York City to find and bury her brother. Pulled into a world of rich folk, club kids and the media in Manhattan, she uncovers the mysteries of her brother's world. Blue Light's fourth presentation is expected to be a large-cast classic in the tradition of the troupe's revivals of The Seagull, Waiting for Lefty and Golden Boy.
For tickets or information, call (212) 279-4200.
-- By Kenneth Jones