PHOTO CALL: Manipulation Opens Off-Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: Manipulation Opens Off-Broadway
 
Victoria E. Calderon's Manipulation officially opened June 28 at the Cherry Lane Theatre following previews that began at the Off-Broadway venue June 21.

"Cristina seemingly has it all," according to press notes. "And yet, her husband torments her with infidelity while her mother condones it, encouraging Cristina to behave in the same sordid way. Clearly conflicted, she seeks professional help from a psychiatrist who is determined to take advantage of her troubles and satisfy his own lewd intentions. Has Cristina lost all control of her life, mind and body? Or can she turn the tables and cut the ties that bind her? We learn her fate as this provocative modern interpretation of an overlooked biblical story ends with a shocking twist that's as seductive as it is dark and dangerous."

Here's the cast on opening night:

Will Pomerantz recently joined the company as director, succeeding Marilyn Fried. Brendan McMahon, Rafi Silver and Marina Squerciati also joined a cast that includes Robert Bogue, Gabriel Furman, Jeremy Stiles Holm and Saundra Santiago.

Cherry Lane Theatre is located at 38 Commerce Street. Tickets are $68.50; visit Telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250. For more information, visit www.manipulationtheplay.com.

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