Wilhelm's The Seduction of Edgar Degas Opens Off-Broadway Aug. 17

News   Wilhelm's The Seduction of Edgar Degas Opens Off-Broadway Aug. 17 The world premiere of The Seduction of Edgar Degas officially opens at 59E59 Theaters Aug. 17.

Penned and directed by Le Wilhelm, The Seduction of Edgar Degas began performances Off-Broadway Aug. 14 and will continue through Sept. 9. The double-cast company comprises Kristin Carter, Lauren Ford, Mark A. Kinch, Bob Manus, Maria Psomas, Gabrielle Rosen, Colleen Summa, Kirsten Walsh and Tony White; who alternate with Valerie Austin, Dustin C. Burrell, Bob Manus, Jessica Mazo, Jennifer Perrotta, Maria Psomas, Gabrielle Rosen, Alan Salsbury and Colleen Summa.

"French artist Edgar Degas, considered one of the founders of the Impressionist movement, did not start out painting dancers. After seeing Eugenie Fiocre, considered to be the most beautiful woman in Paris, in the revolutionary ballet La Source, Degas desired nothing more than to paint her," according to press notes.

The Seduction of Edgar Degas marks Wilhelm's fourth collaboration with 59E59 Theaters in as many years. Other Wilhelm works staged at the Off-Broadway venue include The Death in Juniper Grove, Maiden's Progeny and The Hanging of Razor Brown.

Tickets, priced $20, are available by visiting ticketcentral.com or by phoning (212) 279-4200. For further information visit 59E59.org.