Premiere of David Ives' Lives of the Saints, With Arnie Burton and Carson Elrod, Opens Today

News   Premiere of David Ives' Lives of the Saints, With Arnie Burton and Carson Elrod, Opens Today
 
The world-premiere production of Lives of the Saints, a collection of short plays by David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing), officially opens Off-Broadway Feb. 24 following previews that began Feb. 3.

The production continues through March 27 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street.

John Rando directs a cast that includes Arnie Burton (Peter and the Starcatcher, The 39 Steps), Carson Elrod (All in the Timing, The Explorers Club), Rick Holmes (The Threepenny Opera, Peter and the Starcatcher), Kelly Hutchinson (Desire Under the Elms, Don Peyote) and Liv Rooth (All in the Timing, Venus in Fur).

Liv Rooth, Carson Elrod and Kelly Hutchinson
Liv Rooth, Carson Elrod and Kelly Hutchinson Photo by James Leynse

"Lives of the Saints marks our seventh production of David Ives' work," Primary Stages artistic director Andrew Leynse said in a previous statement. "This collection of short plays, including three new pieces, is a mixture of humor, intellect, and farce and is a transformative step in Mr. Ives' mastery of the one-act form. We are thrilled to be working again with David and his long-time collaborator, director John Rando."

Read Playbill.com's interview with Rando and Ives about bringing Lives of the Saints to the stage almost 20 years after beginning work on it.

The production features scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Anita Yavich, lighting design by Jason Lyons, sound design and original music by John Gromada, wig design by Tom Watson and casting by Calleri Casting.

Visit PrimaryStages.org or Dukeon42.org for more information.

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