Third Richard Greenberg Play to Hit New York Stage in October
10 Sep 2003
Come October, Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg will have three plays running on the New York stage.
His Tony-winning opus, Take Me Out, is currently playing Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre. On Oct. 16, his newest work — The Violet Hour, starring Robert Sean Leonard, Jasmine Guy, Laura Benanti, Mario Cantone and Scott Foley — will take up residence at the renovated Biltmore Theatre. And, two weeks before that, on Oct. 2, T. Schreiber Studio will begin a 17-performance run of one of Greenberg's earlier works, Eastern Standard.
A romantic comedy about a group of somewhat jaded New York "Yuppies," Eastern Standard kicks off the studio's 35th season with an official opening scheduled for Oct. 11. Directed by Glenn Krutoff, the cast includes Michelle Bagwell, Shane Jacobsen, Debbie Jaffe, Andrea Marshall Money, Jack Reiling, Jason Salmon, Conor T. McNamara and Diane Varisco. The creative team comprises Tal Goldin (sets), Eden Miller (costumes), Joe Saint (lights) and Joseph Furnari (sound).
Eastern Standard will play Thursday-Saturday evenings at 8 PM with Sunday matinees at 3 PM. A special Saturday matinee will be held at 3 PM on Oct. 25. Tickets, priced at $15, can be purchased by logging on to www.t-s-s.org or by calling (212) 352-3101. The T. Schreiber Studio is located in Manhattan at 151 West 26th Street, 7th floor.
The 35th season at T. Schreiber Studio also includes Alan Ayckbourn's Bedroom Farce (Nov. 13-Dec. 7), John Guare's Landscape of the Body (Jan. 29, 2004-Feb. 22), Douglas Carter Beane's As Bees in Honey Drown (March 25-April 18) and David Rabe's Hurlyburly (May 6-30).
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.