PHOTO CALL: Testa Gets a String of Pearls at Primary Stages

News   PHOTO CALL: Testa Gets a String of Pearls at Primary Stages Michele Lowe's new play String of Pearls, starring Tony nominee Mary Testa, had its opening night on Sept. 28 Off-Broadway.
Top: Mary Testa (left) and Ellen McLaughlin, Bottom: Antoinette LaVecchia (left) and Sharon Washington
Top: Mary Testa (left) and Ellen McLaughlin, Bottom: Antoinette LaVecchia (left) and Sharon Washington

Primary Stages presents the work by Lowe that links the lives of some two dozen women by the necklace of the piece's title. The tales between wife and husband, mother and daughter, friends, sisters and more weave a journey through love, loss, desire and destiny. Eric Simonson directs the work, which runs through Oct. 24 at the company's new home at 59 East Lexington Avenue.

At left castmembers Mary Testa, Ellen McLaughlin, Antoinette LaVecchia and Sharon Washington are seen above artistic director Andrew Leynse and playwright Lowe at the opening night party, held at Opia on East 57th Street in New York City.

Photos are by Aubrey Reuben


Andrew Leynse and Michele Lowe
Andrew Leynse and Michele Lowe