On the Line Begins Off-Broadway Previews April 4

News   On the Line Begins Off-Broadway Previews April 4 Mike Nichols, Jill Furman and Boyett Ostar Productions present the New York premiere of Joe Roland's On the Line at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

Performances begin April 4 at the Off-Broadway venue with an official opening set for April 11. The limited engagement will play through April 23.

Peter Sampieri directs a cast that includes David Prete, John Zibell and playwright Roland. The creative team also features Michael McGarty (set design), Peter Hurowitz (sound design) and Brian Lilienthal (lighting design).

On the Line, according to press notes, concerns "three lifelong friends growing up in a world which has changed with a vengeance. A comedic start leads to a startling and powerful finish."

About the production Nichols said in a recent statement, "Presenting a play is a rare thing for me since I am a director and rarely a producer. This play is one I am proud to present." Playwright Roland studied with Nichols at the New Actors Workshop. His other plays include Pilgrims and Rough Draft.

On the Line offers performances Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 7 PM and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets, priced at $36, are available by calling (212) 239-6200. The Cherry Lane Theatre is located at 38 Commerce Street.