According to Roundabout, "In The Dream of the Burning Boy the sudden death of a high school overachiever exposes a secret that could destroy those left behind, or bring them closer together. A bittersweet story of choices made, opportunities lost, and finding the strength to move on."
Here is a first look at the show:
Dream of the Burning Boy at Roundabout Underground
Evan Cabnet (Oohrah! by Atlantic Theatre Company) directs the play as part of Roundabout's initiative to nurture new plays by emerging writers. Opening night is March 23 at the 62-seat Black Box Theatre underneath the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.
This will be a limited engagement through May 8. All tickets for Roundabout Underground productions are $20. The creative team for The Dream of the Burning Boy includes Lee Savage (sets), Jessica Wegener Shay (costumes), Ben Stanton (lighting) and Jill BC DuBoff (sound).
Playwright David West Read, a native of Toronto, is currently a Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellow at The Juilliard School, and a recent graduate of the MFA program in Dramatic Writing at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. The Dream of the Burning Boy was developed at the 2010 National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. His work has been featured in the Pacific Playwrights Festival at South Coast Repertory, the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival, NYU's Festival of New Works, the Toronto Fringe, and the SummerWorks Festival, and he is currently working on a commission for South Coast Repertory. Selected honors include the Robertson Davies Playwriting Award, the Alta Lind Cook Prize for Drama, and NYU's John Golden Prize for Graduate Playwriting.
The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre is at 111 W. 46th Street in Manhattan. The Dream of the Burning Boy will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 PM & Sunday evening at 7 PM.
Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, online at www.roundaboutunderground.org. All tickets for The Dream of the Burning Boy will be issued as General Admission passes for first-come, first-served seating on the show date.