Directed by Alex Kilgore and Evan Cabnet, the world-premiere production of commissioned short plays will officially open Oct. 11. The limited engagement will run through Nov. 8. Spin features short plays penned by Adam Rapp, Gina Gionfriddo, Judith Thompson, Elizabeth Meriwether and Mark Schultz. Casting has yet to be announced.
In a statement stageFARM artistic director Kilgore said, "As with last year's Vengeance, we're interested in using five great playwrights as a barometer for what's happening now. By spin, I mean manipulation parading as fact. I chose this because I think our country groans under the yoke of hype and disinformation, not just in the media but across the board. The media, industry, politics, the establishment and the arts have conspired to bring us not their constituent parts, but a presentation of what they would like us to think they are. There's a new vacuity; style is not only more important than substance, it's overcome it. Spin captures this year's zietgeist; it's the icing under which the cake of our country now lumbers. Everyone's running around spun out, high on icing."
The creative team includes John McDermott (set design), Nicole Pearce (lighting design), James Calleri (casting) and Jillian Oliver (production stage manager).
Show times are Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM.
The Cherry Lane Theatre is located in Manhattan at 38 Commerce Street. Tickets, priced $37.50, are available by visiting www.thestagefarm.org.