With the announcement of its 25th season, the Actors Company Theatre (TACT) has revealed that the milestone anniversary season will be its last.
“After much consideration we have come to realize that we should stop now, as we celebrate 25 years of great theatre,” said Artistic Executive Director Scott Alan Evans in a statement. The final season will kick off with the world premiere of Evans’ play Three Wise Guys.
Three Wise Guys is co-written by Evans and Jeffrey Couchman, based on two Damon Runyon short stories. The show was created especially for TACT company members and was developed within the company’s new play development program. Performances will begin February 28 in The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row.
“We have had a great run, and we are proud to have actually fulfilled what we set out to do: to create an artistic home for a company of theatre artists that reveals, reclaims, and re-imagines great plays of literary merit, creating an intimate theatre experience for its audience by focusing on the text and the actor’s ability to bring it to life,” continued Evans.
“Three Wise Guys is the perfect finale, as it was created especially for TACT and its company members, much in the same way we did 15 years ago when we created The Triangle Factory Fire Project, another original work based on historic literary sources and made by and for TACT. Three Wise Guys was developed in our newTACTics New Play Program.”
Three Wise Guys will run through April 14. Evans directs a cast made up of Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Joel Jones, Karl Kenzler, Victoria Mack, Ron McClary, John Plumpis, and Dana Smith-Croll.
For more information, visit TACTnyc.org.