Maddy and Swan Song Begin Limited NYC Run Aug. 6

News   Maddy and Swan Song Begin Limited NYC Run Aug. 6 A double-bill of Maddy: A Modern Day Medea and The Swan Song begins previews at Nicu's Spoon Theatre Aug. 6 with an official opening scheduled for the following evening.
Lynn Kenny and Blaine Pennington in Maddy
Lynn Kenny and Blaine Pennington in Maddy Photo by Ben Strothmann

Directed by Will LeVasseur, Maddy stars Lynn Kenny, Blaine Pennington, Heather Shields, James Stewart and Ben Strothmann. Swan Song, directed by Lynn Kenny, features LeVasseur and Strothmann. Maddy, which was also penned by LeVasseur, is adapted from Euripides and "takes the familiar story of Medea and places her in the middle of a trailer park in the Midwest. Confronted with a cheating husband, slanderous neighbors and impending eviction, Maddy must navigate her emotions and struggle to keep her own humanity," according to press notes.

Anton Chekhov's Swan Song "returns us to the era of the great actors of the stage, and allows the ghosts of our theatrical past to walk the board once more before returning into the abyss."

Performances continue through Aug. 29. Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 8 PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 PM.

For tickets, priced $15 (general admission) and $12 (students with ID), visit www.smarttix.com. Nicu's Spoon Theatre is located at 38 West 38th Street in Manhattan.

Will Le Vasseur and Ben Strothmann in <i>The Swan Song</i>
Will Le Vasseur and Ben Strothmann in The Swan Song Photo by Ben Strothmann