The show — which reunites the seven scribes from the original benefit Five Story Walk Up in 2007 — will play March 16-18. LaBute (Reasons to Be Pretty) and Guare (Six Degrees of Separation) are joined by Clay McLeod Chapman, Quincy Long, Laura Shaine, Daniel F. Levin and the show's producer-director Daniel Gallant (Nuyorican Poets Cafe executive director).
Seven Card Draw, according to press notes, "features darkly comic tales of risk and reward." Here is how each piece is characterized:
Totally - LaBute rounds out the evening with this monologue "in which a young woman exacts an unusual revenge against her philandering mate." The plays and monologues of the original Five Story Walk Up, which raised more than $20,000 for the 13th Street Repertory Theater, were subsequently published in Applause Books’ anthology "The Best American Short Plays of 2007-2008."
Seven Card Draw will run for three performances only at Dixon Place, at 161A Chrystie Street in Manhattan. Tickets are available at dixonplace.org or by calling (212) 219-0736.