Alexandra Cunningham's drama, No.11 (Blue and White), which premiered at the 2000 Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre in Louisville, will have its New York debut Jan. 11-Feb. 3, 2002 at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre. Produced by The Play Company, No. 11 officially opens Jan. 17.
Based on a true story, the play examines the lives of the young and privileged. The childhood friendship between a debutante and a golden-boy athlete in a suburban high school is challenged by a horrible event.
Cunningham graduated from Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University; at the latter she received the John Golden Award for Best Play. Her plays have been workshopped and produced at Columbia University, Juilliard, New Dramatists and New York Stage and Film. She has served as playwright-in-residence at the Juilliard School.
Daniel Aukin, artistic director of Soho Rep and helmer of the current OB hit [sic], will stage No. 11, which features sets and costumes by Louisa Thompson, lighting by Jane Cox and sound design by Robert Kaplowitz. Casting is expected to be announced by the end of this month.
A production spokesperson at Publicity Outfitters told Playbill On-Line it's hoped that this production will have a future beyond its planned monthlong run at the McGinn/Cazale. For tickets ($15) and information on No. 11 (Blue & White) at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway, call (212) 206-1515. — By David Lefkowitz
and Kenneth Jones