New Play Cover from Tony-Winning Producer Will Premiere at MITF July 15
28 Jun 2014
Tony Award-winning producer Jim Kierstead will present Cover – a new play with gay themes by Bill McMahon– as part of the Midtown International Theater Festival at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 W. 36th Street) starting July 15.
Cover is billed as follows, "Peter is a 48-year-old executive who lives in a world of routine. David is twenty years younger, somewhat neurotic and trapped in a job he hates. A chance meeting between the two causes each to recognize in the other a kindred soul, and an unlikely friendship develops…and begins to grow into something much more as Peter and David find release, someone special to talk to and more important, someone who really listens. But when their wives start to connect the dots, and their cover of secrecy is ripped away, it becomes a question of whose happiness is most important in this quietly touching and painfully funny drama."
Cover features Karin De La Penha, Max Rhyser, Olivia Mell and Tony Travostino. It is directed by Paul J. Michael.
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.