Ninth and Joanie, Starring Bob Glaudini and Kevin Corrigan, Premieres Off-Broadway April 5

News   Ninth and Joanie, Starring Bob Glaudini and Kevin Corrigan, Premieres Off-Broadway April 5 Bob Glaudini and Kevin Corrigan co-star as father and son, respectively, in the world premiere of Brett C. Leonard's Philadelphia-set drama Ninth and Joanie, which begins performances April 5 at the Bank Street Theater in Manhattan.

Bob Glaudini
Bob Glaudini (Photo by Monica Simoes)

The play marks a return to acting for Glaudini, whose recent work as a playwright includes A View From 151st Street and Jack Goes Boating. Corrigan is known for his work in "Damages," "Superbad" and "Pineapple Express."

Mark Wing-Davey stages the Labyrinth Theater Company production that features Corrigan and Glaudini as "a prodigal son and grieving father in this powerful new play set on Ninth Street in South Philadelphia in 1986." It will officially open April 18.

Here's how the play is billed: "An Italian-American family gathers to mourn a departed matriarch. Old questions of loyalty and legacy, love and loss, cast a shadow across three generations as they are forced to confront a violent past and an uncertain future..."

The cast also includes Dominic Fumusa ("Nurse Jackie," Take Me Out), Rosal Colón (A Free Man of Color) and young actor Samuel Mercedes.

Labyrinth co-artistic director Mimi O'Donnell renders costume designs for Ninth and Joanie, which has set design by David Meyer, lighting design by Bradley King and sound design by Zack Brown.

For tickets visit LABTheater.org. The Bank Street Theater is located at 155 Bank Street.

The cast of <i>Ninth &amp; Joanie</i>
The cast of Ninth & Joanie (Photo by Monica Simoes)