Sight Unseen, Directed by "All My Children" Emmy Winner Dorothy Lyman, Begins Sept. 23

News   Sight Unseen, Directed by "All My Children" Emmy Winner Dorothy Lyman, Begins Sept. 23 Veteran stage and screen star Dorothy Lyman — who won two Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Opal Gardner on ABC's "All My Children" —  directs InProximity Theatre Company's production of Donald Margulies' Sight Unseen, which begins performances Sept. 23.

Dorothy Lyman
Dorothy Lyman

Performances will play Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios in Manhattan through Oct. 10. The cast features Laurie Schaefer, Jonathan Todd Ross, Brent Vimtrup and Bryn Boice.

Sight Unseen, according to press notes, "tells the story of Jonathan Waxman, artist as superstar, plunged into the exorbitant hype of the American art world. Just before his works are celebrated at an exhibition in London, he journeys to the village where his former lover, Patricia, lives with her British husband, Nick. In their cold, remote house, Jonathan discovers an early painting of Patricia he'd done when they were young lovers. The subsequent struggle for the painting embodies the unreconciled passions of the past. Patricia has never forgiven Jonathan for leaving her, Nick despises Jonathan and the kind of art he produces, and Jonathan has never been able to recapture the inspiration and purity he felt when he painted Patricia. The characters are forced to deal with the unanswerable question of anti-Semitism, the legacy of the Holocaust and assimilation, the sadness of lost love, the role of the artist and the location of the human soul at the end of a ragged century."

Designers include James J. Fenton (scenic), Lisa Soverino (lighting), Court Watson (costumes) and Jeremy Lee (sound). The production stage manager is Jasmin Sanchez.

Margulies is also the author of Time Stands Still, which returns to Broadway today, as well as Collected Stories, Brooklyn Boy, Dinner With Friends, God of Vengeance, Pitching to the Star, Nocturne, Luna Park, Found a Peanut and The Loman Family Picnic.

Lyman directed the original Off-Broadway production of John Ford Noonan's A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking and 75 episodes of "The Nanny" for CBS. She also starred as Naomi on "Mama's Family," and her other television credits include "Law and Order," "Battlestar Galactica," "CSI: Miami," "Reba," "Judging Amy" and "The Practice." Film credits include "The Departed," "World Trade Center," "Blow" and "Ruby in Paradise." Performances are scheduled for Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios is located in Manhattan at 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor. Tickets can be purchased at www.SmartTix.com or www.InProximityTheatre.org.

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