Playwright Kathleen Tolan’s A Girl’s Life, the coming-of-age drama first staged by the Trinity Repertory Company in February, will make its New York State debut Oct. 17 at the Geva Theatre in Rochester.
Previews continue Oct. 14-16. The play runs to Nov. 15.
A finalist in 1997’s Susan Smith Blackburn Prize competition, A Girl’s Life addresses adolescence, adulthood, sexuality, pregnancy and other urgent issues in the world of 17-year-old Jen (played by Jessica Boevers).
The play, described as being about “the consequences of silence,” is directed by Geva artistic director Mark Cuddy, who is now in his fourth year controlling the programming there.
Playwright Tolan was a member of Andre Gregory’s Manhattan Project in the early 1970s. She’s been produced at Playwrights Horizons, the Public Theatre and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Also in the cast: Brenna Clark, Skip Greer, Emily Hurley, Brigitt Markusfeld, Jamie Sorrentini, Jake Storms and Mark Elliot Wilson.
Designers are John Lasiter (lighting), Laura Grace Brown (sound), Kathleen Widomski (set), Amela Baksic (costumes). Composers are Jen Santoro and Kym Reed.
Tickets are $7.50-$41. Geva is at 75 Woodbury Blvd., in Rochester. For information, call (716) 232-GEVA.
-- By Kenneth Jones