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News PHOTO CALL: A Melodramatic Opening LAByrinth Theater Company's A Small Melodramatic Story opened Off-Broadway Oct. 24 at the Public Theatre.

Lucie Tiberghien directs the Stephen Belber work, which kicked off the company's 15th season when it began previews Oct. 10 for a limited run through Nov. 5. LAByrinth Company members Carlo Alban (References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot) reprises the role he created in the Barn Series reading of this new work opposite Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Matt & Ben), Lee Sellars (The Alchemist) and Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Four).

The Washington D.C.-set tale follows a widow (Bernstine) who is timid about re-engaging in her life when she meets a cop through a male friend. When her friend discovers secrets about the new beau's past, she struggles with how much she wants or needs to know.

At left (from top): Quincy Tyler Bernstine and Lee Sellars; director Lucie Tiberghien and playwright Stephen Belber; Carlo Alban; Wilma Mondi and Isiah Whiitlock, Jr.

Below: The Company takes their opening-night bows.

photos by Aubrey Reuben

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