Laurence Luckinbill Is Hemingway in Off-Bway Premiere, Dec. 3-19
03 Dec 2004
Laurence Luckinbill, with Lucie Arnaz
Photo by Aubrey Reuben
Hemingway, a play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actor Laurence Luckinbill, details the passions of the American fiction writer Ernest Hemingway, premiering Dec. 3 at Abingdon Theatre Company's second stage, the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre.
The play is directed by Benjamin Luckinbill. An Emmy and Tony Award nominee, Laurence Luckinbill's credits include The Boys in the Band, "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier," The Shadow Box, and Abingdon's Teddy Tonight!
"Mr. Luckinbill seamlessly transforms into Ernest Hemingway as he grapples with his tortured past in the last few moments of his life," according to the Abingdon announcement.
Performances of Hemingway to Dec. 19 are Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 PM. Matinees are Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.
The Strelsin Theatre is at 312 W. 36th St. Tickets are $19 and can be purchased through SmartTix by calling (212) 868-4444 or online at www.SmarTix.com.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.