Bullying Drama From White Plains to Transfer Off-Broadway
By Adam Hetrick
Michael Perlman's IT Award-nominated drama From White Plains, which explores the lives of four adult men who grapple with the effects of teen bullying, will transfer Off-Broadway for a limited run this winter at the Pershing Square Signature Center.
The Fault Line Theatre, which developed the play conceived and directed by Perlman, presents the Off-Broadway transfer. It will begin previews Feb. 8, 2013, towards a Feb. 14, 2013, opening night. The run is scheduled through March 9, 2013.
The work played a New York run last summer at the La Tea Theatre at CSV Cultural Center in the East Village.
According to the creators, "After a shocking announcement on international television, 30 year old Ethan Rice finds himself finally having to confront who he was and what he did as a teenager... From White Plains follows four men, both straight and gay, as they attempt to take responsibility for past actions and move beyond it, aided and complicated by social media and viral videos. The play examines how male relationships change as boys grow into men and asks who gets to speak for a victim of bullying when he is no longer here to speak for himself?"
The original cast, including Craig Wesley Divino, Aaron Rossini, Jimmy King, and Karl Gregory, will return for the engagement.
The design team includes Tristan Jeffers (set design), John Eckert (lighting design), Jessica Wegener Shay (costume design) and Chad Raines (sound design).
For tickets visit TicketCentral.com or phone (212) 279-4200. The Pershing Square Signature Center is located at 480 W. 42nd Street.
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