T. Schreiber Studio Will Stage Ayckbourn's Rarely Seen Joking Apart

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T. Schreiber Studio, the teaching theatre company in Manhattan that often includes seasoned professionals in its productions, announced its 2009-2010 season.

Terry Schreiber, artistic director, will welcome plays by Tom Stoppard, Anton Chekhov and Alan Ayckbourn.

All performances will take place at The Gloria Maddox Theater at T. Schreiber Studio, 151 West 26th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Ave.

Here's the season at a glance:

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Cat Parker
Oct. 15-Nov. 22

"A behind-the-scenes peek of Hamlet through the lens of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, the Danish prince's mystified childhood friends. The play's thought-provoking meditation on death, free will, and existentialism still resonates more than four decades after its 1966 premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival."

The Cherry Orchard
By Anton Chekhov
Adapted by Carol Rocamora
Directed by Terry Schreiber
Feb. 25-April 4, 2010

"After returning from Paris, Madame Ranevskaya attempts to save her Russian estate and its adored cherry orchard from being auctioned. Anton Chekhov's tale of loss and regret is equally tinged with hope and the promises of the future for the fourteen characters deeply affected by the estate's fate. The play is adapted by Carol Rocamora, whose translation of Uncle Vanya was produced last season by the Classic Stage Company." Joking Apart
By Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Peter Jensen
May 20-June 27, 2010

"Richard and Anthea are the perfect couple. No, really, they are. Unfortunately for their friends and neighbors, living near perfection has unexpected consequences. …The biting comedy premiered in 1978."

Casting announcements for each production will be forthcoming. Tickets for each production are $25 and will be available at www.tschreiber.org in mid-August.


T. Schreiber Studio (TSS) has been a creative community for actors since 1969. TSS is acknowledged as one of the foremost professional theatre studios in New York City. For four decades, TSS has been the training ground for more than 300 actors each year, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in theatre, film, and television. TSS received five awards from the Back Stage Readers Poll in 2009, including Favorite Off-Off-Broadway Theatre.

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