Casting Announced for Public Theater World Premiere of Richard Foreman's Old-Fashioned Prostitutes
By Adam Hetrick
Rocco Sisto, Stephanie Hayes, Alenka Kraigher, Nicolas Norena and David Skeist will star in the Public Theater world premiere of Richard Foreman's Old-Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance), which will begin performances April 30 Off-Broadway.
Written, directed and designed by acclaimed avant-garde theatre-maker Foreman (Idiot Savant), Old-Fashioned Prostitutes will officially open May 7 and run through June 2. It is presented in association with Foreman's Ontological-Hysteric Theater.
The cast is comprised of Sisto (Seminar, Amadeus The Bacchae) as Samuel, Hayes (February House) as Gabriella, Kraigher (Idiot Savant) as Suzie, performance artist Nicolas Norena as Michelin Man and David Skeist ("Law & Order") as Alfredo.
According to the Public, "Snapshots from an enigmatic fairy-tale in which Suzie, the elusive coquette, brings Samuel to his knees — from where he worships a life he only half understands, Old-Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance) is an expressionistic chamber-play that twists emotional heartache into a landscape of continual mental invention."
The production has costume design by Gabriel Berry and lighting design by Yael Lubetzky.
For tickets phone (212) 967-7555, or visit PublicTheater. The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.
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