Page Seventy-Three Productions has announced casting for the world premiere of Ultimate Beauty Bible by Caroline V. McGraw. The new play by the 2016 Tow Foundation playwright-in-residence will begin performances October 25 at the New Ohio Theatre Off-Broadway.
The dark comedy, centered on three women living in the city and working at a popular magazine, explores romance, sex, ambition and loyalty in our contemporary age. It will officially open November 3.
Ultimate Beauty Bible, directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer & Cellar), will feature Eboni Booth (Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.), Alex Breaux (Red Speedo), Molly Griggs (Steubenville), Nadine Malouf (The Who and the What), Sathya Sridharan (This Is How It Ends) and Ariel Woodiwiss (The Convent of Pleasure).
Here is how Page 73 bills McGraw’s play: “Danielle, Lee, and Tiffany have scaled the masthead of Crimp magazine, gaining access to the best the city has to offer—nightlife, men, and the beautiful baubles showcased in every issue. But when workaholic Danielle is forced to face her mortality, she begins to wonder what it's all worth. In this dark comedy, questions of romance, sex, ambition, and loyalty spin Danielle and her friends out of control as they consider the possibility of life without each other.“
Ultimate Beauty Bible will feature scenic design by Daniel Zimmerman (Kill Floor), costume design by Sarah Laux (An Act of God), lighting design by Masha Tsimring (The Place We Built), sound design by M.L. Dogg (Aubergine) and props by Justin Cox (Young Charles Dickens). Megan Schwarz Dickert will serve as production stage manager with Alberto Ruiz serving as production manager.
The New Ohio Theatre is located at 154 Christopher Street, New York. Tickets range from $15 to $40 and can be purchased at www.page73.org or by calling (866) 811-4111.