Troy Deutsch and Samantha Soule Will Take a Dip in Lake Water Off-Off-Broadway | Playbill

News Troy Deutsch and Samantha Soule Will Take a Dip in Lake Water Off-Off-Broadway
The small-town American tragedy of teen suicide prompts the action of Troy Deutsch's play Lake Water, getting its world premiere Sept. 17 in an Off-Off-Broadway production at IRT Theatre in Greenwich Village.

Samantha Soule
Samantha Soule

Neighborhood Productions presents the drama, directed by Daniel Talbott. Opening is Sept. 22.

Writer Deutsch (a standby for John Gallagher Jr. in Broadway's Rabbit Hole) and Samantha Soule (Broadway's Coram Boy, The Philanthropist, Dinner at Eight, Off-Broadway's Gabriel) appear in the two-hander.

Lake Water focuses on Iris and James, two small-town high school seniors who become estranged after their best friend suddenly commits suicide. On one "crapping pathetic Friday night," James calls Iris, "and she meets him on the dock where the two untangle the painful events of their pasts, address their blossoming sexualities, and struggle to face the limits of their lives."

IRT Theatre is at 154 Christopher Street in Manhattan. Performances play to Oct. 2.

Deutsch's play Pussycat was produced by the University of Utah (Kennedy Center ACTF regional finalist). Lake Water was developed at The New Group (New Group/New Works Reading Series). Talbott's most recent work as a director includes Much Ado About Nothing (Boomerang), Squealer (Lesser America at Theater for the New City), The Umbrella Plays (the teacup company/FringeNYC – Overall Excellence Award: Outstanding Play and at The Tank), Keep Your Baggage With You (at all times) (Theater for the New City) and more.

The creative team includes set designer Eugenia Furneaux-Arends; costume designer Tristan Raines; lighting designer Brad Peterson; sound designer Janie Bullard; production stage manager Hannah Woodward; assistant director Ashley Monroe. Amanda Feldman of Neighborhood Productions is line producer.

Neighborhood Productions is the theatrical production company of Dorit Avganim and Amanda Feldman.

Lake Water plays the following schedule at IRT Theatre: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM, and Sunday at 3 PM. Please note that there is no matinee on Saturday, Sept. 17 and that the matinee on Sunday, Sept. 18 is at 2 PM.

Tickets are $18 and may be purchased by visiting or by phoning (800) 838-3006. For more information about Lake Water, visit or

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