By Michael Gioia
22 Oct 2012
|Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
The sold-out event begins at 8 PM with performances of new short plays, which explore "the notion of Poetic Justice," by Tony Award nominee Jon Robin Baitz (The Substance of Fire at PH), Obie Award winner Neal Bell (Spatter Pattern at PH), Jessica Goldberg (Refuge at PH), Obie Award winner Kirsten Greenidge (Milk Like Sugar at PH), Itamar Moses (Completeness at PH), Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park at PH), and a musical piece by Todd Almond (Melancholy Play at 13P) and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man's Cell Phone at PH).
Each play is performed in a different, unconventional space throughout all five stories of Playwrights Horizons' home at 416 West 42nd Street. The evening benefits the company's developmental programs and productions.
The lineup of performers includes Christine Lahti (The Heidi Chronicles), Campbell Scott (Long Day's Journey Into Night), Zachary Booth (Me, Myself & I and Prayer for My Enemy at PH), Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise Burke (Fuddy Meers, Into the Woods), Kathleen McElfresh (Present Laughter), Karl Miller (Completeness at PH), Richard Thieriot (Clybourne Park), Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Ruined), Obie Award winner Eric Bogosian (Talk Radio), Robert Dorfman (The Wax at PH), Victor Williams (A Small Fire at PH, "The King of Queens"), Teresa Yenque ("Ed"), Mary Stout (Cather County at PH), Emily Walton (The Shaggs at PH), Tony nominee Maria Dizzia (The Drunken City at PH, In the Next Room), Marni Nixon (James Joyce's The Dead at PH) and Adam Rothenberg (The Retributionists at PH).
A pre-show dinner, attended by some of the evening's writers as well as Playwrights senior staff and board members, is held at 6 PM at Chez Josephine; an after-party will follow the event at 9 PM.
For more information and tickets, call (212) 564-1235, ext. 3143 or visit PlaywrightsHorizons.org.