By Kenneth Jones
16 May 2012
|Photo by Kevin Thomas Garcia|
Opening night will be June 11, marking the relighting of ATC's $8.3 million expansion and renovation of its mainstage, the Linda Gross Theater in Chelsea. Performances continues through June 24.
ATC bills Storefront Church, by Bronx native Shanley, as "the final installment of the trilogy called 'Church and State,' which began with Doubt. The story concerns a Bronx borough President (Esposito) who is forced by the mortgage crisis into a confrontation with a local minister (Cephas Jones). The question they confront is one that faces us all. What is the relationship between spiritual experience and social action?"
The design team for Storefront Church includes scenic designer Takeshi Kata, costume designer Alejo Vietti, lighting designer Matthew Richards and sound designer Bart Fasbender.
Shanley's plays include Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Savage in Limbo, Italian American Reconciliation, Welcome to the Moon, Four Dogs and a Bone, Cellini, Dirty Story, Defiance and Pirate. He won the Academy Award for his Original Screenplay for "Moonstruck."
Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross is located at 336 W. 20th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues).
Storefront Church plays Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM, Sunday at 3 PM.
There will be Sunday evening performances at 7 PM on May 20 and June 3. There is no Wednesday matinee on May 23 or May 30 and no evening performance on June 12.
All tickets are $65 and available by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 (www.ticketcentral.com) or at the Atlantic Stage 2 box office at 330 West 16th Street.