Ceremony, a Wedding Story With a Twist, Gets World Premiere Sept. 16-29 | Playbill

News Ceremony, a Wedding Story With a Twist, Gets World Premiere Sept. 16-29
Rising Phoenix Repertory's world premiere of Mark Schultz's Ceremony, commissioned and written specifically for the "moody and extremely intimate close quarters in the basement space" of a downtown restaurant, will play an 11-performance run starting Sept. 16.

Playwright Mark Schultz
Playwright Mark Schultz

Off-Off-Broadway performances under the direction of RPR artistic associate Brian Roff will play to Sept. 29 at Jimmy's No. 43, on the Seventh Street Small Stage, 43 E. Seventh Street.

In Schultz's play, according to RPR notes, "two boys from different families meet on the eve of the wedding that will make them brothers. As they test the boundaries of acceptance and innocence, life after the ceremony hangs in the balance."

The production will feature Evan Crommett, Alex Flores and Meg Gibson.

Performances play 6 PM Sundays through Fridays with no shows on Saturdays, and no performance on Sept. 20. Tickets for the 60-minute play are $10, cash at the door.

Schultz's plays include The Gingerbread House (the stageFARM); Deathbed (Apparition Productions); Everything Will Be Different: A Brief History of Helen of Troy (Soho Rep/True Love Productions) for which he won the 2005 Oppenheimer Award and the 2006 Kesselring Prize; Polar Bear (commissioned and produced by Birmingham Rep, U.K.); Gift (Rising Phoenix Rep / NY Fringe Festival); and various one-acts including Fun (commissioned and produced by the StageFARM).

For reservations, call (212) 946-5198; for more information visit www.risingphoenixrep.org.

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