Previews for the new work will begin at the Tribeca institution Oct. 25 with an official opening Nov. 9. The limited engagement, also directed by Rapp, will run through Dec. 22. The Bats, the resident acting company of the Flea, will star in the piece, which concerns "a disgruntled East Village theatre company with more on their minds than playing Bingo [who] descend upon a small New England town," according to press notes.
The production will feature sets by John McDermott, lights by Miranda Hardy, costumes by Daphne Javitch and sound by Brandon Wolcott.
Adam Rapp's plays include Red Light Winter (Pulitzer Prize finalist, Obie Award), Blackbird (two Drama Desk nominations), Stone Cold Dead Serious, Nocturne, Ghosts in the Cottonwoods, Animals and Plants, Finer Noble Gases, Faster, Trueblinka, Dreams of the Salthorse and Gompers. His plays have been collected in "Stone Cold Dead Serious and Other Plays" and he has written seven novels. He wrote and directed his first feature film, "Winter Passing," starring Ed Harris, Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel, for Focus Features.
Show times are Tuesdays-Saturdays at 9 PM with 7 PM shows Dec. 2, 9 and 16.
The Flea Theater is located at 41 White Street, between Broadway and Church Streets. Tickets, priced $20-$30, are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or by visiting www.theflea.org.