Parks' 365 Plays Project Announces NYC Companies for Weeks 17-25

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The New York companies participating in Weeks 17-25 of Suzan-Lori Parks' 365 Days/365 Plays project will be Banana Bag and Bodice, The Civilians, Blessed Unrest, Epic Theatre Center, Lightbox, Naked Angels, New Georges, New York Neo-Futurists and Pregones Theater.

Lightbox's performance will begin in the Central Park Bandshell and travel elsewhere (Week 17, March 11 at 3 PM). New Georges' presentation at ART/New York's spaces will take place in such office settings as cafeterias and conference rooms (Week 19, March 19 at 2 PM).

Epic Theatre's presentation at Theatre Row will combine professionals with student artists from New York public schools, and will include seven short plays written by the students in response to Parks' plays (Week 20, March 28 at 7 PM, March 29 and 31 at 4 PM). Pregones Theater will perform inside the Bronx Culture Trolley (Week 21, April 4 at 6 PM and 7 PM).

The other presentations will be: New York Neo-Futurists at the 92nd Street Y's Makor venue, during Week 18 on March 18 at 3 and 7 PM; Naked Angels at The Duke on 42nd Street during Week 22, April 15 at 6:30 PM; Blessed Unrest at the Women's Interart Theatre throughout Week 23, April 16-22, 2007; The Civilians at the Barrow Street Theatre during Week 24, April 26 and 27 at 9 PM and April 28 at 4 PM; Banana Bag and Bodice during Week 25, details to be announced.

Parks, a Pulitzer Prize winner for Topdog/Underdog, wrote one short play a day for 365 days beginning in November 2002. Each New York company will stage a week's worth of them, seven plays.

Around 65 New York theatre companies are teaming to present the plays throughout the course of a year beginning in Nov. 2006, as are over 600 groups across the country in various regional groups. The festival is produced by Parks and Bonnie Metzgar. The New York region's First Sundays Series — in which the groups from the past month come to the Public Theater to do their presentations again, all in a row — will take place on March 4, April 1 and May 6. Tickets are free, and reservations are available by calling (212) 967-7555 or visiting the Public box office. March 4 is full, but a standby line for unclaimed tickets will begin one hour before the presentation.

The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street. For more information about the New York events, and for instructions on making reservations for each one, call (212) 539-8760 or visit www.publictheater.org/365.

For more information on the entire project, visit www.365days365plays.com.

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