Seeking a return to basics, the Lost Tribe Theatre Company will resume production at the Bank Street Theatre in January 2001. Bank Street is the home of both Lost Tribe and the Peccadillo Theatre Company. With three years left on their lease at Bank Street, Lost Tribe spokesperson Minerva Scelza said her company plans to produce two one acts by playwright Stephen F. Kelleher after the New Year.
“We want to get back to our roots,” Scelza told Playbill On-Line. “For us that means good storytelling, with American stories that are connected to the American consciousness. Hopefully we’ll also have some thread in there that leads through to bigger questions, things like immigration and race. We’ll see what our chops are.”
After a period of serious reflection following their last production, Erwin Pally’s Camelot's Ruby, Lost Tribe will be back on stage during the second and third weeks in January with two one-acts that will run back to-back. “We’ll have two separate casts,” Scelza said, “and we’ll be working with some new directors .” Lost Tribe plans to present two 45 minute plays with an intermission.
The Bank Street Theatre is located at 155 Bank Street between Washington and West Streets. For reservations call (212) 741-5081.
-- By Murdoch McBride