World Premiere of Emily Comisar's Track Twelve, About New Yorkers Caught at Penn Station, Will Play FringeNYC
08 Aug 2013
The original play Track Twelve, written and presented by Emily Comisar, will be given its world premiere Aug. 10-23, as part of the 17th annual New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), at the Teatro Circulo.
Directed by Josh Penzell, the cast features Leo Goodman, Keelie A. Sheridan, Sarah Sanders and Charlie Gorrilla.
Track Twelve, according to press notes, "follows four New Yorkers over the course of an evening snowbound at Penn Station during a major blizzard. The more that time passes, the more old grudges bubble to the surface, challenging old relationships and inspiring new ones. In the end, there is no choice but to accept that the only way to move forward is to let go of the past."
"There is something so New York about this play, it was influenced by my own experiences trapped in subway stations and Amtrak cars, but everyone has a story about something that happened while they were waiting for the train," added writer Comisar, "which is why I’m thrilled to see the show debut at FringeNYC."
Jay Levy is acting as the production stage manager, and Vanessa Rae Garcia is assistant stage manager.
Performances will be offered Aug. 10 at 1:45 PM, Aug. 15 at 8:45 PM, Aug. 18 at 8:45 PM, Aug. 21 at 5 PM and Aug. 23 at 2 PM at Teatro Circulo (Venue #11), located at 64 East 4th Street in the East Village.
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.