PHOTO CALL: Spin Opens Off-Broadway

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StageFARM's Spin, a collection of five new works by several prominent playwrights, opened at Off-Broadway's Cherry Lane Theatre Oct. 11.
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Lisa de Kooning Photo by Carolyn Contino

The evening, directed by Alex Kilgore and Evan Cabnet, explores the term "spin" and its social, cultural and political significance in the present day. Cast members Patch Darragh, Rebecca Henderson, Jesse Hooker, David Ross and Dreama Walker perform the following pieces that comprise Spin:

  • America's Got Tragedy by Gina Gionfriddo
    "On a reality show called 'America's Got Tragedy,' a dead soldier competes with the pop starlet whose train wreck life upstaged his war."
  • 90 Days by Elizabeth Meriwether
    "After 90 days in rehab a fledgling groom learns that sobriety and dishonesty aren't mutually exclusive."
  • Nail Biter by Judith Thompson
    "A Canadian CSIS agent learns that torturing a Gitmo detainee may cost him the love of his life."
  • Fun by Mark Schultz
    "On the set of a film that turns news headlines into fetish fantasies, a veteran porn actor coaches his scene-mate into making the ultimate sacrifice for art."
  • Tone Unknown by Adam Rapp
    "In an undisclosed cabin somewhere in the mountains of America, a TV stunt journalist and her trusted cameraman attempt to scoop the sound of The Rapture from a legendary experimental rock musician." Spin continues through Nov. 8. Show times are Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 8 PM. Tickets, priced $37.50, are available by visiting

    The Cherry Lane Theatre is located in Manhattan at 38 Commerce Street, between Barrow and Bedford Streets.

    Here is a look at the opening-night attendees:

    From left: Alex Kilgore, Milena Govich and Carrie Shaltz

    From left: Rebecca Henderson, Dreama Walker, David Ross, Jesse Hooker, Carrie Shaltz, Alex Kilgore, Evan Cabnet and Patch Darragh

    Brittany O'Neill, Geoffrey Nauffts and Carrie Shaltz

    From left: Evan Cabnet, Gina Gionfriddo, Carrie Shaltz, Adam Rapp, Alex Kilgore and Mark Schultz

    All photos by Carolyn Contino

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