Spiders Play Has Off-Broadway Legs Beginning March 20

News   Spiders Play Has Off-Broadway Legs Beginning March 20 The Holderness Theater Company will present the premiere of The Life of Spiders, a new play by Kelly Stuart, at The Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street. Rebecca Holderness directs the show, which opens March 20.

The cast includes Kevin Kuhlke, Chris Burns, Katheryn Foster, Tuomas Hil and Raïna von Waldenburg.

The Life of Spiders follows "the story of a man in Belle Époque Paris who weaves the finest and most sought after silk he milks from spiders. In order to woo the object of his desire, he makes a Faustian contract to coax more silk from the spiders, to weave fabric for the finest clothing to present to his mistress."

Stuart is perhaps best known for the play Demonology, which played at Playwrights Horizons in 1996 and starred Marisa Tomei.

Tickets are $19. Student tickets ($16) are available only at specified performances. For more information, call (212) 352-3101.

* After the 2 PM March 27 show, a panel feature playwright Stuart will be held. According to press information, "the panel will answer questions on spiders and their behavior and discuss art inspired by science, and how the two have merged to form an alliance based on creativity and scientific fact, in the theatrical world... merging fact and fiction, to create a play reflecting not only the world of the Belle Epoque era in Paris but of the world today, and the startling similarities between men, spiders and modern times."