Two Brothers Who Are Not Brothers Bond in New Play, Beginning Oct. 7 in NYC

News   Two Brothers Who Are Not Brothers Bond in New Play, Beginning Oct. 7 in NYC
TWO BROTHERS who are not brothers, Paul Rawlings' new drama about two men with little in common, gets its world premiere Oct. 7 at the Players Theatre in Manhattan.

Sue Lawless directs the drama that "explores the chaos, pain and struggle of two ordinary men coping with extraordinary circumstances." It "addresses the delicate balancing act of living day-to-day while searching for answers — both practical and philosophical."

John Jimerson and Joe Thompson play the title characters, who are connected by a family bond. They find common ground when a shocking loss hits their families. The actors are making their Off-Broadway debuts.

Designers are Michael J. Hotopp (set),Vanessa Leuck (costumes), Gregory A. Hirsch (lighting) and Michael Ward (sound).

Opening is Oct. 27. Players Theatre is at 115 MacDougal Street. TWO BROTHERS is presented by All for Two LLC. The run is open-ended.

Paul Rawlings hails from Biloxi, Mississippi and was educated at The University of Alabama (B.A. journalism). After serving in the U.S. Navy for 2-1/2 years, he worked as a reporter for The Atlanta Journal. His plays have been produced regionally, including at Theatre Northwest in Seattle.  In New York, his work has been presented at Café La Mama, Westbeth, A.T.A. and at The 13th Street Theatre. Rawlings is the author of four paperback novels including "Fade to Black" and "Players." The performance schedule for TWO BROTHERS who are not brothers (the hectic capitalization is the wish of the playwright) is Tuesday through Friday at 8 PM; Saturdays at 2 PM and 8 PM; and Sundays at 3 PM and 7 PM.

Tickets range $25-$45 and are available by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or by visiting

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