World Premiere Julia Jordan Play St. Scarlet Adds Performances

News   World Premiere Julia Jordan Play St. Scarlet Adds Performances The world premiere of Julia Jordan's St. Scarlet has added two performances to its run at the Ontological Theater following some positive critical response.

The Women's Expressive Theater (WET) presentation began performances June 17 and opened June 25 will now play a July 7 performance at 8 PM and a July 12 at 2 PM. The run is still only scheduled through July 12.

In St. Scarlet, three siblings find themselves snowed in at their Minnesota home. The night their mother dies, a stranger from Brooklyn arrives and changes their lives. The dark comedy was formerly titled 3 1/2 Catholics. Chris Messina directs.

Three other Jordan works will also see the New York stage this season — Summer of the Swans (Lucille Lortel Theatre), Tatiana in Color (The Culture Project) and Boy (Primary Stages). Jordan's play Tatiana In Color was published in "Women Playwrights, The Best Plays of 1997." Other works by the up-and-comer include libretto work on The Mice (with Neil Benjamin and Batboy's Larry O'Keefe) — which appeared as part of Prince Music Theatre's production of 3hree — and Sarah Plain and Tall with the same songwriting team.

St. Scarlet's cast includes Michael Chernus, Rosemarie Dewitt, Ivan Martin and Susan O'Connor. The designers are Eric Flatmo (sets), Joshua Bradford (lighting), Sarah Beers (costumes) and Eric Shim (sound).

Director Messina has helmed productions of Theresa Rebeck's What We're Up Against and Keith Reddin's Throwing Smoke. As an actor, he has appeared in Broadway's Salome: The Reading and Off-Broadway's Far Away. For tickets to St. Scarlet at the Ontological Theater (at St. Mark's Church), 131 East 10th Street (at Second Ave.), call (212) 868-4444. For more information, visit WET's URL at www.wetweb.org.