Matthew Mabe Stars in World Premiere of Belber's One Million Butterflies, Feb. 12-March 16

News   Matthew Mabe Stars in World Premiere of Belber's One Million Butterflies, Feb. 12-March 16 Stephen Belber's One Million Butterflies begins performances at New York City's Primary Stages Feb. 12. The solo show opens Feb. 24 and plays through March 16 at the midtown Manhattan theater.

Matthew Mabe stars in the world premiere staging of One Million Butterflies. In the play, a young man sets out on a cross-country search to find his younger brother, who has gone missing.

Primary Stages associate artistic director Tyler Marchant helms the new work by the rising playwright. Belber, a member of the Tectonic Theatre project, was credited as an associate writer on the Matthew Shepard-based production of The Laramie Project. Belber's other works include Tape, which was adapted into the film starring Ethan Hawke and Robert Sean Leonard.

Mabe starred alongside Kevin Spacey in the Broadway production of The Iceman Cometh. Other Off-Broadway credits include Corpus Christi, Nasty Little Secrets and Cobb. (Mabe was the reason Iceman co-star Spacey went to see the latter show — which he would in turn bankroll in a two-week extension.)

The design team for One Million Butterflies include Narelle Sissons (set), Olivera Gajic (costumes) and Jane Cox (lighting).

Tickets to One Million Butterflies at Primary Stages, 354 West 45 Street, can be purchased by calling the box office at (212) 333-4052. For more information, visit www.primarystages.com.