Amy Herzog's Belleville To Get NYC Premiere in New York Theatre Workshop Season; Four Titles Planned

News   Amy Herzog's Belleville To Get NYC Premiere in New York Theatre Workshop Season; Four Titles Planned
New York Theatre Workshop's four-show 2012-13 season will include the New York City premiere of Amy Herzog's Belleville and Alexander Dinelaris' Red Dog Howls, the downtown company announced on March 21. Two additional shows will be announced.

NYTW, on East Fourth Street in the East Village, is where Rent, Dirty Blonde, Peter and the Starcatcher and Once had their pre-Broadway productions.

Here's how NYTW bills the upcoming titles:

Red Dog Howls
Written by Alexander Dinelaris

"A box of old letters and a father's dying wish leads Michael Kiriakos to dig up the buried memories of his hidden family history. After meeting Rose, his father's now-elderly, Armenian pen pal, Michael slowly learns of a past he never knew existed, one of exile, sacrifice and, ultimately, redemption. Written by [the author of] The Chaos Theories, Red Dog Howls explores the horrors of human atrocities, the enduring strength of the human spirit, and how the choices we make as husbands, sons, wives, and daughters will — for better or worse — reverberate for generations."

Written by Amy Herzog
Directed by Anne Kauffman

"The newest drama from the acclaimed playwright Amy Herzog (4000 Miles, After the Revolution) and director Anne Kauffman (Maple and Vine, This Wide Night), is a chilling, Hitchcockian look at the limits of trust, truth, deception, and dependency in a world where both love and loss can be pathological and cathartic. Abby and Zack — young, American, and married — have abandoned the stability of a comfortable post-graduate life in the Midwest for Belleville, a bustling, bohemian, multicultural neighborhood in Paris. In an attempt to build a life together away from their family and friends, their passive-aggressive and aggressively passionate relationship is put to test after an awkward afternoon discovery, a landlord's ultimatum, and a cracked toenail."

NYTW's current, acclaimed production of An Iliad starring Denis O'Hare and Stephen Spinella, alternating in the one-man telling of Homer's classic, has been extended through April 1. The final production of NYTW's 2011-12 season is Food and Fadwa, which begins performances May 18.

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