The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway, Featuring America Ferrara, Justin Long, Fisher Stevens, Rosie Perez, Presented Nov. 12
12 Nov 2012
Photo by David Johnson
The 12th annual The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway is presented Nov. 12 at 8 PM at the American Airlines Theatre.
Presented by Montblanc and produced by the 24 Hour Company and Freestyle Picture Company, the annual event features the talents of actors Amber Heard, Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Anthony Mackie, Diane Neal, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Fisher Stevens, Jack McBrayer, Jennifer Carpenter, Justin Long, Rachel Dratch, Rosie Perez, Seth Green, Taran Killam, Tracie Thoms, Vanessa Hudgens and Zosia Mamet; writers Adam Bock, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Rachel Axler and Theresa Rebeck; and directors Derek Cianfrance, Ari Edelson, Andy Fickman, Josie Rourke, Leigh Silverman and Thomas Kail. (Artists are subject to change.)
The creative process, according to press notes, begins at "10PM on Sunday, Nov. 11 — the night before the show — when a group of six writers, six directors, 24 actors, two musical guests, and a production staff gather at the American Airlines Theatre. After each of the cast members share a costume, prop, their special skills and stage desires — each writer is tasked with composing a ten-minute play by 7 AM the following morning, when the directors return to read and select their piece. The casts will meet for the first time at 9 AM and, over the next 12 hours the plays are rehearsed and produced for a live presentation. At 8 PM, ink barely dry, the six new plays — interspersed with six musical acts — will be performed for a live audience."
The American Airlines Theatre is located at 227 W. 42nd St. Tickets are available at Smarttix.com or by calling (212) 868-4444.
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.