"One Life to Live" Star Lenny Platt Will Head Cast of If You Start a Fire [Be Prepared to Burn]
27 Aug 2012
Mondays Dark Theatre Company will present If You Start a Fire [Be Prepared to Burn] Sept. 14-23 at the 45th Street Theater.
Kevin Kautzman's play, which will open the company's 2012 season, will be directed by Mondays Dark co-founder and resident director, Kenny Howard.
The cast will feature "One Life to Live" alumnus Lenny Platt with Spencer Rose.
If You Start a Fire [Be Prepared to Burn], according to production notes, "follows a young couple, Chris and Lucy, as they search for unusual, sexually charged ways to survive the difficulties of the Recession, with consequences both hilarious and shocking."
The production will also boast costume design by "Project Runway" finalist Joshua McKinley.
"We are thrilled to present If You Start a Fire as Mondays Dark Theatre Company’s first-ever production,” stated Anthony Johnson, Mondays Dark artistic director. “The energy and inventiveness that this show offers, coupled with the opportunity to introduce a brilliant emerging playwright to New York’s unparalleled theatre community, is exactly what we hope to present audiences for years to come."
Founded by Rob Hinderliter, Anthony Johnson and Dominick LaRuffa Jr., Mondays Dark is a not-for-profit theatre company "dedicated to the development of new talent (writers, directors, designers and actors) and the production of new works that provoke, inspire and entertain audiences."
45th Street Theater is located at 354 W. 45th St. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at mondaysdark.org/tickets. Seating is general admission. For more information visit mondaysdark.org.
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.