LCT3's Slowgirl, With Željko Ivanek and Sarah Steele, Ends Extended Off-Broadway Run Aug. 5

By Adam Hetrick
August 5, 2012

The LCT3 world-premiere production of Greg Pierce's Slowgirl, an intimate two-actor play starring Željko Ivanek and Sarah Steele, ends its extended run Aug. 5 in the Claire Tow Theater.



Anne Kauffman directs Slowgirl, about a teenager who seeks solace with her uncle in the jungle of Costa Rica. It began previews June 4 and officially opened June 18. It was first extended through July 29 and for a second time through Aug. 5. It is the inaugural production to be staged in LCT's new Claire Tow Theater.

Lincoln Center Theater's Claire Tow space is perched atop the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The intimate venue serves as the home of Lincoln Center Theater's LCT3, a new works initiative dedicated to the work of emerging theatre writers.

Steele was also seen in the LCT3 production of All-American. She recently appeared in the critically praised production of Russian Transport, as well as in Speech and Debate and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

Ivanek is a Tony nominee for his work in Two Shakespearean Actors, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial and Brighton Beach Memoirs. He earned an Emmy Award for "Damages."

The play, according to LCT3, "is the story of Becky (Steele), a teenager who flees to her reclusive uncle Sterling’s (Ivanek) retreat in the Costa Rican jungle to escape the aftermath of a horrific accident. The week they spend together forces them both to confront who they are as well as what it is they are running from."

The production has set design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman and sound design by Leah Gelpe.

Kauffman directed the LCT3 production of David Adjmi's Stunning. She was nominated for a 2011 Lucille Lortel Award for her direction of This Wide Night and won an Obie Award for her direction of The Thugs. Her other credits include Maple and Vine, God's Ear, Sides: The Fear is Real and The Antigone Project.

The Claire Tow Theater is named after the wife of long-time LCT board of directors member Leonard Tow. The 131-seat venue marks LCT's third stage at Lincoln Center, joining the Vivian Beaumont and Mitzi E. Newhouse Theaters.

For tickets, visit LCT3.org.

Read the Playbill.com Brief Encounter interview with playwright Greg Pierce.

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LCT3 "was established in 2008 as a programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists as well as developing new audiences." Since its inception, LCT3 has presented nine productions at The Duke on 42nd Street. All tickets to all LCT3 productions are $20.