Careers and Relationships Collide in PA World Premiere of Jon Marans' A Raw Space in PA

News   Careers and Relationships Collide in PA World Premiere of Jon Marans' A Raw Space in PA
Keith Baker, Madi DiStefano, Jack Koenig and Anette Michelle Sanders appear in Bristol Riverside Theatre's world premiere of A Raw Space, the new play by Jon Marans, the author of The Temperamentals and Old Wicked Songs, in Bristol, PA. Opening night is Feb. 2 following previews that began Jan. 31. Performances play to Feb. 19.

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Jon Marans Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Susan Atkinson directs the production populated by Philly-area performers. (Playbill previously misreported a Jan. 24 first preview of the play.)

"Developed as part of BRT's America Rising reading program," according to BRT notes, "A Raw Space tells the story of two high-powered couples during a private design competition. In this elegant interplay between architectural design and the architecture of a marriage, a woman (Sanders) masterminds a cat-and-mouse game in which her husband (Baker), her best friend (DiStefano), and her best friend's husband (Koenig) unknowingly participate for careers and love."

Marans' popular regional title Old Wicked Songs was produced by BRT last season. His play, The Temperamentals, about a chapter in the birth of the American gay rights movement, was nominated for the 2010 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding New Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play, and earned Marans a nomination for the John Gassner Award. He has also written Jumping for Joy, A Girl Scout World and the musicals Legacy of the Dragonslayers and Irrationals.

Director Atkinson is the founding director of the Bucks County, PA-based BRT.

The production team includes set designer Roman Tatarowicz, costume designer Linda Bee Stockton and lighting designer Ryan O'Gara.

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