Women's Project Theater Will Stage Row After Row at City Center Stage II; Daniella Topol to Direct

By Carey Purcell
December 10, 2013

Women's Project Theater will present the world premiere of Jessica Dickey's dark comedy Row After Row.



The production, marking the 36th season of Women's Project Theater, begins previews Jan. 15, 2014, prior to an official opening Jan. 23 at New York City Center Stage II.

Directed by Daniella Topol, the cast will feature Rosie Benton (Stick Fly, Les Liaisons Dangereuses), Erik Lochtefeld (Metamorphoses, February House) and P.J. Sosko (The Jazz Age, Serendib).

Here's how the production is billed: "Row After Row is set in a rural Pennsylvania tavern just after a proud reenactment of Pickett's Charge on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and examines whether union among any people is possible. The play's title comes from Pickett's Charge: after Confederate Maj. Gen. George Pickett gave his order to charge the Union line on Cemetery Ridge, men rushed forward and, as the defenders' guns fired, row after row of Confederate soldiers fell to the ground, dead."

Dickey's works include The Amish Project and Charles Ives Take Me Home.

Row After Row will feature sets and costumes by Clint Ramos, lights by Tyler Micoleau and sound by Broken Chord. The production stage manager is Jess Johnston.

Women's Project Theater is a 36-year-old non-profit company dedicated to producing plays written and directed by women.

For tickets and more information, call (212) 765-1706 or visit wptheater.org.