No Entrance, a New Play About Choices, Gets Off-Off-Broadway Bow Oct. 16

News   No Entrance, a New Play About Choices, Gets Off-Off-Broadway Bow Oct. 16 WritersBloc Productions presents the world premiere of Alec Gutherz's No Entrance, opening Oct. 16 after previews from Oct. 9.

Sue Lawless directs the play about "the consequences of the choices people make," according to production notes. "These choices affect the dynamics within a family…[and] each character struggles with their own obligations, responsibilities and desires."

The cast includes Rena Burger, Christopher Cole, Alison Edwards, Emily Loeb, Matthew Stapleton and Jacob Troy.

Playwright Gutherz was born and raised in New York City. He is a co-founder of WritersBloc Productions. Last year his one-act version of No Entrance was performed at The Bridge Showcase Theatre. Two of his plays, Dad's Day and Another One Darling were selected for the PlayGround Development Series at the Manhattan Theatre Source in 2006. He graduated from McGill University in 2005 with a bachelor of commerce in strategic management and organizational behavior. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Lawless has directed Broadway's The Five O'Clock Girl, Off-Broadway's The Rise of David Levinsky, Cut the Ribbons, Body Shop, Potholes and In Gay Company, for which she earned a Drama Desk Best Musical Director nomination.

No Entrance's producers are Alec Gutherz, Eli Moore and Allison Threadgold. The creative team includes Richard Seth Abramson ("professional audio"), Thea Cooper (lighting designer) and stage manager David Sheridan.

The Access Theater is located at 380 Broadway, fourth floor (between Walker and White Streets).

Performances play Thursdays through Sundays at 8 PM. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at www.smarttix.com or by calling (212) 868-4444. For more information, visit www.accesstheater.com.

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WritersBloc Productions was founded in 2007. Its first showcase was a production of two one-act plays, Blind Luv and No Entrance. WritersBloc "produces work that focuses on the everyday difficulties of characters who are confronted with their histories and the actions they take as they attempt to move forward." The plays "are more concerned with empathy and understanding rather than simple resolutions."