World Premiere of 17 Orchard Point, Starring Tony Award Winner Michele Pawk, Begins Performances April 25

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25 Apr 2014

Michele Pawk
Michele Pawk

The world-premiere production of 17 Orchard Point, the new familial drama by Anton Dudley and Stephanie DiMaggio, begins performances Off-Broadway at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row April 25.

Starring Tony winner Michele Pawk as Lydia and DiMaggio as Vera and directed by Stella Powell-Jones, the production will officially open May 4 and continue through May 24.

Here's how the production is billed: "Lydia (Michele Pawk) lives by her motto, 'leave your baggage at the door, or it will end up on your face.' A decade after fleeing Cleveland for one long night out in Vegas, leaving the family's apartment building under the management of her daughter Vera, Lydia returns to find a lifetime of 'baggage' waiting for her inside. With a daughter fueled by faith, a mother driven by delusion, and a family secret that sounds the bell between them, 17 Orchard Point is a firecracker of a dark comedy about two generations of women battling to claim their home and history."

Pawk's Broadway credits include Hollywood Arms, Cabaret, Mamma Mia! and Crazy For You. She has appeared on screen in "All My Children" and "Law and Order."

DiMaggio has performed in A Free Man Of Color and "The Good Wife." She has written Spearing The Heavens and co-authored "Smart Girls."

Dudley's writing credits include Substitution, Getting Home, Slag Heap and Honor and the River.

17 Orchard Point features scenic design by John McDermott, costume design by Tilly Grimes, lighting design by Daisy Long and sound design by Elisheba Ittoop. It is produced by Justin Scribner.

The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row is located at 410 W. 42nd St. For more information visit 17OrchardPoint.com.