Kate Moira Ryan's Bass for Picasso to Play Theatre Row's Kirk Theatre

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Theater Breaking Through Barriers will present the world premiere of Kate Moira Ryan's Bass for Picasso Off-Broadway this spring.

Previews will begin April 17 prior to an official press opening May 2 at Theatre Row's Kirk Theatre. Ike Schambelan directs.

In Bass for Picasso, press notes state, "amputee and food writer for the New York Times Francesca Danieli throws a dinner party for her friends recreating recipes (including the titular entree) from the 'Alice B. Toklas Cookbook.' The guest list includes Pilar, her multilingual art detective lover, who has spent time in Guantanamo for visa problems; Bricka Matson, a lesbian widow with a small child and Republican in-laws who are trying to gain custody; Joe, an OB/GYN whose lover is a geographically challenged crystal meth addict; and Kev, a playwright who has recently fallen off the wagon and written a soon-to-open Off-Broadway play about all of them. It's an insanely funny, irreverent 80-minute look at gay and lesbian life in the new millennium."

Cast and design team will be announced at a later date.

Kate Moira Ryan is the author of 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Mommie Queerest and The Beebo Brinker Chronicles.

Show times will be Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 3 PM and 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Theatre Row's Kirk Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $41.25; for reservations call (212) 279-4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com.

For additional information, visit www.tbtb.org.


Theater Breaking Through Barriers, formerly Theater by the Blind, is a critically acclaimed company integrating able-bodied actors with artists with disabilities. Founded in 1979, by Artistic Director Ike Schambelan, the company's mission is "to change the image of people with disabilities from one of dependence to independence, to fight stereotypes and misperceptions associated with disability, and to show how vibrant, fluid and exuberant the work of artists with disabilities can be."

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