Red Light Winter Dawns Jan. 20 Off-Broadway

News   Red Light Winter Dawns Jan. 20 Off-Broadway Red Light Winter, the new play by the prolific playwright Adam Rapp, which had an acclaimed run at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company earlier this season, will have its New York debut at the Barrow Street Theatre.

The show, which begins previews Jan. 20 and opens Feb. 9, will feature the original Steppenwolf cast: Christopher Denham, Lisa Joyce and Gary Wilmes. Rapp directs his own work.

The timing of the transfer is good. Recently, Red Light Winter won the 37th Annual Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work.

  In the play, "college friends Davis (Wilmes) and Matt (Denham) spend a wild, unforgettable evening in Amsterdam's Red Light District with a beautiful young prostitute, Christina (Joyce).  They find that their lives have changed forever when their bizarre love triangle plays out in unexpected ways a year later in the East Village."

    Rapp is the author of Nocturne, Stone Cold Dead Serious, Finer Noble Gases, Gompers and Faster.

The production features set design by Todd Rosenthal, costume design by Michelle Tesdall, lighting design by Keith Parham and sound design by Eric Shim.    Red Light Winter is produced by Scott Rudin/Paramount Pictures, Robyn Goodman and Stuart Thompson—a high powered team which would seem to suggest a bigger future for the title.

The Barrow Street, located at 27 Barrow Street in Greenwich Village, is a lucky theatre of late. Its last two productions—Bug and Orson's Shadow—have enjoyed long runs at a time when Off-Broadway's fortunes have not flourished.

Tickets are $65, and will be available through Telecharge at (212) 239-6200, or www.telecharge.com.

 

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