Scandal! Outrage! Political and Personal Collide in Sexually Charged New Drama, Fate's Imagination

News   Scandal! Outrage! Political and Personal Collide in Sexually Charged New Drama, Fate's Imagination
 
A sex scandal involving New York Senator Susan Thomas' young son threatens political and personal ambitions in Randall David Cook's Fate's Imagination, getting its world premiere in Greenwich Village May 25-June 17.

Gotham Stage Company produces the sexually charged drama at The Players Theatre at 115 MacDougal at Minetta. Hayley Finn (Kate Crackernuts) directs.

In the drama, according to the not-for-profit troupe, "Lilah, desperate to reconnect with true love, believes she has found it in a chance sexual encounter with Brock, a man half her age. Brock's mother, Susan Thomas, a senator from New York, is determined not to let a family scandal derail her bid for president, but Lilah's seduction knows no bounds as the personal and political collide in this intense sexual drama."

Donna Mitchell, Elizabeth Norment and Jed Orlemann are featured as Senator, Seductress and Son, respectively. The official opening is May 31.

Michael Barra is producing artistic director of Gotham Stage Company. Randall David Cook penned Gotham's inaugural production, Sake with the Haiku Geisha, in 2006.

The creative team of Fate's Imagination includes Robin Vest (scenic design), Erin Murphy (costume design), Lucas Benjaminh Krech (lighting design) and Robert Kaplowitz (sound/original compositions). Performances will play Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets are $35-$65 and can be purchased at www.gothamstage.org or by phone at (212) 352-3101.

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Founded by Michael Barra, Peter Smith, Julia Haubner Smith and Katie Dietz, Gotham Stage Company "is dedicated to providing new works by emerging artists which have never been produced in New York City."

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