Demas to Direct Palmieri's Levittown Off-Broadway in July

News   Demas to Direct Palmieri's Levittown Off-Broadway in July
Marc Palmieri's acclaimed family drama Levittown will play a limited Off-Broadway engagement at the Theatre at St. Clement's beginning July 8.

George Demas (Krapp, 39) reprises his directorial work on the production, which was staged to critical acclaim at the Axis Theatre company in 2006.

Levittown will officially open July 13 and run through Aug. 1. Cliplight Theater and Theatre at St. Clement's produce.

The cast comprises Susan Bennett, Tristan Colton, Curzon Dobell, Dane Knell, Todd Lawson, Tyler Pierce and Deborah Tranelli.

According to press notes, "Kevin Briggs, the grandson of a decorated World War II veteran and FDNY Captain, returns early from college to learn that his sister Colleen — after some trying times — is about to be married. As the family celebrates the upcoming wedding, Kevin attempts to complete this happiness by reconciling his sister with the abusive father who left them years before. Amidst the thin walls of their home, the members of this family are forced to confront a concealed history, the self-destructive nature that has plagued them for generations, and the failure of the tidy truths onto which they have desperately held... in Levittown."

Michele Spadaro, who provided the current Off-Broadway revival of Our Town with its third act coup de theatre, will design scenery for the production, which will feature a reproduction of a Levittown home on the Theatre at Saint Clement's stage. The production will also have costume design by Jennifer Bayly, lighting design by Sonia Baidya and sound design by Steve Fontaine. For tickets, priced $25, phone (212) 352-3101 or visit CliplightTheater. The Theatre at Saint Clement’s is located at 423 West 46th Street.

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