Ticketbuyer Desire Fuels Third Extension of MET Play

News   Ticketbuyer Desire Fuels Third Extension of MET Play Manhattan Ensemble Theatre has once again extended its critically praised production of Nine Parts of Desire. The play will now run until March 6, 2005.
Heather Raffo in Nine Parts of Desire
Heather Raffo in Nine Parts of Desire Photo by Joan Marcus

The play opened Oct. 9, after previews from Sept. 24. It previously extended to Dec. 12 and then to Jan. 23, 2005. Manhattan Ensemble Theater's Hank Williams: Lost Highway and Golda’s Balcony both extended several times. The former transferred to Off-Broadway, the latter to Broadway.

Nine Parts of Desire is written and performed by Heather Raffo. The work, a hit in Britain, is a one-person show that provides "a portrait of the extraordinary – and ordinary – lives of a whole cross-section of Iraqi women," and promises to lift "the veil on exactly what it means to be a woman in the age-old war zone that is Iraq."

Desire is directed by Joanna Settle.

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