Rapp's Red Light Winter to Have Gotham Premiere at Barrow Street Jan. 20

News   Rapp's Red Light Winter to Have Gotham Premiere at Barrow Street Jan. 20
Red Light Winter, the new play by the prolific playwright Adam Rapp, which had an acclaimed run at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company earlier this year, will have its New York debut at the Barrow Street Theatre.

The show, which begins previews Jan. 20 and opens Feb. 9, will feature the original Steppenwolf cast: Christopher Denham, Lisa Joyce and Gary Wilmes. Rapp directs his own work.

The timing of the transfer is good. Recently, Red Light Winter won the 37th Annual Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work for the play. 

  In the play, "college friends Davis (Wilmes) and Matt ( Denham) spend a wild, unforgettable evening in Amsterdam's Red Light District with a beautiful young prostitute, Christina (Joyce).  They find that their lives have changed forever when their bizarre love triangle plays out in unexpected ways a year later in the East Village."

    Rapp is the author of Nocturne, Stone Cold Dead Serious, Finer Noble Gases, Gompers and Faster.

Steppenwolf, the famed Chicago company with the celebrated ensemble, once regularly sent its work to New York (including famous productions of True West and The Grapes of Wrath), but has done so with less frequency in the last decade. The last such production was the short-lived Broadway revival of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 2001. The production features set design by Todd Rosenthal, costume design by Michelle Tesdall, lighting design by Keith Parham and sound design by Eric Shim. 

  Red Light Winter will be produced by Scott Rudin/Paramount Pictures, Robyn Goodman and Stuart Thompson—a high powered team which would seem to suggest a bigger future for the title.

The Barrow Street, located at 27 Barrow Street in Greenwich Village, is currently a lucky theatre. Its last two productions—Bug and Orson's Shadow—have enjoyed long runs at a time when Off-Broadway's fortunes have not flourished.

Tickets are $65, and will be available through Telecharge at (212) 239-6200, or www.telecharge.com.


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