York Theatre Is A Fine & Private Place, Through May 21

News   York Theatre Is A Fine & Private Place, Through May 21 A cemetery in the Bronx is the unlikely setting for A Fine & Private Place, a new musical by Erik Haagensen and Richard Isen, adapted from the novel by Peter S. Beagle, which begin performances at the York Theatre Company on April 11. It will remain there until May 21.

In the story, Jonathan Rebeck is a recluse who lives in a Bronx cemetery. His companion there is a talking raven who flies in stolen food. Rebeck's unofficial job is to assist "newly arrived ghosts to accept death. Once these ghosts no longer remember what it is to be alive, they vanish. Michael and Laura are two such ghosts. Each has a conflicted past, not fully remembered, and takes different approaches to this new state of 'living.' A ghost at only 34, Michael wants to live, while Laura is ready to leave the world of the living." The cemetery is based on the famous Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, a place where may theatre icons are buried.

Joseph Kolinski is Rebeck. Glenn Seven Allen is Michael and Christiane Noll is Laura. Also in the cast is Evalyn Baron. Gabriel Barre directs.

For more information, contact www.yorktheatre.org.

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