World Premiere of David Van Asselt's A Fable, Directed by Daniel Talbott, Begins May 3

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03 May 2014

Piece by piece productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory, in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, present the world premiere of David Van Asselt's A Fable beginning May 3, prior to an official opening May 22, at the Cherry Lane Theatre.



Directed by Daniel Talbott, performances continue through June 28. Elizabeth Swados provides music for A Fable.

The cast includes Edward Carnevale, Liza Fernandez, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Maxwell Hamilton, Jerry Matz, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Eileen Rivera, Pamela Shaw, Samantha Soule, Alok Tewari, Sanford Wilson and Gordon Joseph Weiss.

Here's how the work is billed: "The epic adventure of an idealist spurred on by love to right a long-forgotten wrong, A Fable follow his encounters with a whole cast of characters — colorful and corrupt, lucky and ill-fated — as they each grope their way through a landscape of nationwide strife and corporate greed. A play of dualities, A Fable takes into question how each choice we make can drastically change our ending.

Other members of the creative team include set designer John McDermott, costume designer Tristan Raines, lighting designer Joel Moritz, projection designer Kaitlyn Pietras, sound designer Janie Bullard, production manager Dave Nelson and production stage manager Andrew Slater. Fight direction is by UnkleDave's Fight-House.

Playwright Van Asselt is also the author of Dog Daze, Incident at Irving's Pet Place (a radio play), A Trip to the Beach and Winning.

The Cherry Lane Theatre is located at 38 Commerce Street. For tickets call (866) 811-4111 or visit OvationTix.com. For more information, visit PieceByPieceProductions.org, RisingPhoenixRep.org or Rattlestick.org.