The evening, directed by Alex Kilgore and Evan Cabnet, explores the term "spin" and its social, cultural and political significance in the present day. Cast members Patch Darragh, Rebecca Henderson, Jesse Hooker, David Ross and Dreama Walker perform the following pieces that comprise Spin:
"On a reality show called 'America's Got Tragedy,' a dead soldier competes with the pop starlet whose train wreck life upstaged his war."
"After 90 days in rehab a fledgling groom learns that sobriety and dishonesty aren't mutually exclusive."
"A Canadian CSIS agent learns that torturing a Gitmo detainee may cost him the love of his life."
"On the set of a film that turns news headlines into fetish fantasies, a veteran porn actor coaches his scene-mate into making the ultimate sacrifice for art."
Tone Unknown by Adam Rapp
"In an undisclosed cabin somewhere in the mountains of America, a TV stunt journalist and her trusted cameraman attempt to scoop the sound of The Rapture from a legendary experimental rock musician." Spin continues through Nov. 8. Show times are Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 8 PM. Tickets, priced $37.50, are available by visiting Telecharge.com.
The Cherry Lane Theatre is located in Manhattan at 38 Commerce Street, between Barrow and Bedford Streets.
Here is a look at the opening-night attendees:
All photos by Carolyn Contino