Blair Brown Directs Ayvazian's Lovely Day Off-Broadway Jan. 12

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Deirdre O'Connell, David Rasche and Javier Picayo star in The Play Company presentation of Lovely Day directed by Blair Brown.
Blair Brown
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The New York premiere by Leslie Ayvazian, a writer-actress who recently appeared in Broadway's A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, runs Jan. 12-Feb. 12 at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre. In Lovely Day, a couple is celebrating their wedding anniversary, "when an army recruiter visits their son's high school [and] they find themselves on opposite sides of one of the most profound questions any mother or father will face." The battle between parent and patriot comes into play.

The cast features Deirdre O'Connell (Manic Flight Reaction, Cavedweller) and David Rasche (Getting and Spending, Speed the Plow) as the parents and Javier Picayo ("Little Fugitive," "Maid in Manhattan") as the young man.

The design team includes David Korins (set), Michael Krass (costumes), Paul Whitaker (lighting) and Darron L West (sound).

Brown, the Tony Award-winning actress of Copenhagen, is also known for her television title role in "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd." Her most recent New York stage appearance was in Humble Boy at Manhattan Theatre Club. Other credits also include James Joyce's The Dead, Arcadia, The Threepenny Opera and The Secret Rapture.

The Play Company recently co-presented Terrorism Off-Broadway with The New Group and will next present the New York premiere of Roland Schimmelpfenning's Arabian Night in their new season as directed by Trip Cullman (Dog Sees God, Roulette, Last Sunday in June).

Tickets to Lovely Day at The Beckett at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (between Ninth and Tenth Avenues), can be purchased by calling (212) 279-4200. For more information on The Play Company, visit

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