The Naked Angels production of Chloë Moss' play, which officially opened May 16, was originally scheduled to run through June 20. Performances will now continue an extra week to June 27.
Naked Angels artistic director Geoffrey Nauffts stated, "We are thrilled that our presentation of Chloe Moss' beautiful and haunting play has resonated with audiences and critics alike. This Wide Night has generated box office sales that far exceed any previous record held by a Naked Angels production, and we only wish that we could extend the run of the production even further into the summer. However, due to various scheduling constraints, This Wide Night can only extend for one week to Sunday, June 27th. It is our hope that as many people as possible will have the chance to see the brilliant performances of Edie Falco and Alison Pill in the weeks leading up to that final date."
This Wide Night is described this way by Naked Angels: "A prison sentence isn't over once you leave jail. Having just begun to rebuild a life on the outside, Marie (Pill) is confronted with her past when former cellmate Lorraine (Falco) shows up unannounced on her doorstep. The two outcasts, once so close on the inside, struggle to navigate a friendship beyond the prison walls — which may threaten their prospects to start over." The play won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
About her play playwright Moss previously stated, "[It] explores the importance and uniqueness of relationships formed in prison: how they can, or perhaps cannot, exist in another context; and also resettlement – when 'freedom' can actually feel like a very bleak and frightening prospect." The play was commissioned and produced by Clean Break and premiered at The Soho Theatre, London.
The creative team includes Rachel Hauck, scenic design; Emily Rebholz, costume design; Matt Frey, lighting design; Robert Kaplowitz, sound design; Deborah Hecht, dialect and vocal coach; Desiree Maurer, props master; April Kline, production stage manager; and Dave Nelson, production manager. Falco, best known for her work on TV's "The Sopranos" and "Nurse Jackie," has been seen on Broadway in 'night, Mother and Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune.
Pill has been seen on Broadway in The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Mauritius and The Miracle Worker.
[AUDIO-LEFT]Chloë Moss' plays include A Day in Dull Armour, How Love Is Spelt (Special Commendation from the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2004), Christmas Is Miles Away, The Way Home and Catch. She is currently under commission to Paines Plough, the Royal Court and Liverpool Everyman.
The play is produced by Naked Angels in association with Richie Jackson and H!GHBROW.
Naked Angels is currently represented on Broadway with the acclaimed drama-comedy Next Fall.
Performances are scheduled for Tuesday–Friday at 7:30 PM; Saturday at 2 PM and 7:30 PM; and Sunday at 2 PM and 7 PM.
The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre is located at 416 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $70; for reservations call (212) 279-4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com.