The project, presented by The New 42nd Street and produced by Naked Angels and Dan Klores, is comprised of 14 short plays on the issue of war. The plays are spread out over two different evenings of plays, each of which runs for a week.
The first week's lineup, running April 11-15:President and Man by Louis Cancelmi, with Lizbeth Mackay, Brandon Miller, Chris Sarandon, directed by Evan Cabnet
Woman at War by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, with Zabryna Guevara, directed by Davis McCallum
Myrtle Beach by Dan Klores, with Katherine Crockett, David Deblinger, Yul Vazquez, directed by John Gould Rubin
Szinhaz by Itamar Moses, with Brian Avers, Bess Wohl, directed by Michelle Tattenbaum
Hero by Deirdre O'Connor, with James McMenamin, Nancy McNulty, directed by Dave Dalton
Cards by Theresa Rebeck, with Kate Nowlin, Jeanine Serralles, directed by Rebecca Taichman
Sonnets for an Old Century by Jose Rivera, with Zabryna Guevara, directed by Davis McCallum
The Machine by Betty Shamieh, with Amir Arison, Ron Cephas Jones, Hortencia Colorado, Marshall Factora, Gaby Hoffmann and Reno, directed by Marisa Tomei
A video "Great American Wars: Episode 6" by Movie Geek; Co-creators: Dylan Dawson & Aaron Maurer
A video "Creation Nation On the Street" by Creation Nation; Creators: Billy Eichner, Benjamin Salka and Robin Taylor The second week's lineup, running April 18-22:
After the Deer Hunter by Nicole Burdette, directed by Jodie Markell
Bully Composition by Will Eno, with Elizabeth Marvel, Thomas Jay Ryan, directed by Daniel Aukin
Propaganda by Cindy Lou Johnson, with Sarah Sweet, directed by Pam MacKinnon
The Earliest Uses of Spin by David Rabe, directed by Evan Yionoulis
Amici, Ascoltate by Warren Leight, directed by Evan Yionoulis
Ever Less Free by Pippin Parker, directed by Frank Pugliese
A video "A Toast" by the comedy group The Harvard Sailing Team
A video called "60" by Andy Blitz The production has sets designed by David Rockwell; lighting by Jason Lyons; video design by Batwin + Robin; costumes by Jessica Wegener; and sound by Drew Levy and Tony Smolenski IV.
Naked Angels is a theatre collective founded in 1986 and devoted to new work. Among its many company members are Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lili Taylor and Marisa Tomei. The last Naked Angels' Issues Project prior to this one was in 2004, on the subject of democracy.
For information visit the Duke on 42nd Street's website at www.dukeon42.org.