By Zachary Pincus-Roth
16 Feb 2007
Starring in the presentation will be Mary Beth Peil (Nine and The King and I on Broadway), Peter Gerety (The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Parks' Fucking A), Twinkle Burke, Carman Lacivita (Rose Rage), Sue Jean Kim, Kelly McAndrew (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway), Brian Nishii and Alex Webb.
Parks, a Pulitzer Prize winner for Topdog/Underdog, wrote one play a day for 365 days beginning in November 2002. Over 600 artistic organizations are producing the plays in several cities and regions all across the U.S. and Canada. In New York City, each week a different company takes a turn presenting a week's worth of plays.
Week 14 happens to include eight plays:
According to press notes, the plays include "a fantasia about the birth of Abraham Lincoln; an absurdist gun-shadowed romance (for Valentine’s Day!); a Billie Holliday-style blues singer's tribute to her new love, a pig farmer; and a Presidents' Day Sale unlike any other."
The presentation features production design by Jacob A. Climer and lighting design by Josh Bradford.
LaChiusa is the composer of The Wild Party, Marie Christine, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Hello Again, See What I Wanna See, Bernarda Alba, Little Fish and First Lady Suite.
365 Plays/365 Days is produced by Parks and Bonnie Metzgar and is curated in New York City by The Public Theater.
Joe's Pub is at The Public Theater, at 425 Lafayette Street. For reservations to Week 14, call (212) 244-9494, extension 33.
For more information about the 365 Plays project in New York, call the project's hotline at (212) 539-8760 or visit www.publictheater.org/365 . For more information about the entire project, visit www.365days365plays.com.