The Resonance Ensemble presents the collection of short works that are directed by Resonance artistic director Eric Parness. Performances began May 16 and continue through June 6.
The cast comprises David Arthur Bachrach, Todd Butera, Bill Fairbairn, Nicole Godino, Grant James Varjas and Christine Verleny.
The line up follows:
Their Town by Alvin Eng. Thornton Wilder's Our Town serves as inspiration for this new work, which "depicts a man and his nemesis meeting in the afterlife as they struggle to find true redemption."
Compromise by Ian Strasfogel. Strasfogel's play "explores the relationship between a theatrical director and producer working on a production of Samuel Beckett's Catastrophe as they try to balance artistic integrity with commercialism." What Happened Then by Michael Feingold. Inspired by an 18th century narrative, What Happened Then "utilizes dramatic storytelling to reveal how the fates of two men were forever intertwined by a series of unlikely coincidences."
Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett. The play "utilizes a metaphoric relationship between an actor and his director to comment on themes of political power, manipulation and oppression."
Swan Song by Anton Chekhov. "An aging actor at the end of his career reenacts passages from Shakespeare, hoping to make peace with what he has sacrificed for a life in the theatre."
For tickets, priced $18, phone (212) 279-4200 or visit TicketCentral. The Lion Theatre is located at 410 West 42 Street in Manhattan.
For further information visit ResonanceEnsemble.