Rising Phoenix Repertory Premieres Afterclap Feb. 8 in NYC

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New York City's Rising Phoenix Repertory presents the world premiere of Daniel Reitz's Afterclap as part of an ongoing series of site-specific "pub theatre" in the East Village. Performances begin Feb. 8.

Directed by Daniel Talbott, artistic director of Rising Phoenix, Afterclap features Haskell King (The Great Pretenders, Bitter Taste, Heaven Knows and PTSD at Ensemble Studio Theatre). Performance time is 6 PM.

According to press notes, in Afterclap, "a man wakes up naked on the floor in the backroom of a bar at 4 AM, not immediately clear how he got there, both trying and dreading to remember. He dresses, he drinks, he self-medicates and he recounts, in a quest for self-exoneration. Grappling with the gnawing feelings of his culpability, poring over the physical evidence of his guilt, he obsesses over the nature and extent of his accountability in the afterclap — the unexpected damage that follows the end of an affair."

Reitz's other work includes Self-Portrait in a Blue Room (Ensemble Studio Theatre's 2007 Marathon), Fall Forward, Urban Folk Tales, Lowlife, The Pleasure Principle, Everything I Do I Do for You, Chat, Perfect Evening and an adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters.

Presented as a limited engagement, Afterclap continues through Feb. 22 at the Seventh Street Small Stage, 43 East 7th Street.

Tickets are $10 at the door, cash only. For reservations call (212) 946-5198. For more information, visit risingphoenixrep.org.

Promotional art for <i>Afterclap</i>
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