Clarke's Garden of Earthly Delights Announces New Off-Broadway Dates

News   Clarke's Garden of Earthly Delights Announces New Off-Broadway Dates
Martha Clarke's acclaimed staging of the classic Hieronymus Bosch painting Garden of Earthly Delights will begin performances at Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre Nov. 8.

The latest announcement marks new dates of production for the visual feast that was originally scheduled to begin performances Off-Broadway Oct. 8, following an engagement at New Jersey's Two River Theatre Company. A reason for the delay was not announced.

Garden of Earthly Delights will officially open Off-Broadway Nov. 19 and continue through Jan. 18, 2009.

The cast will feature Sophie Bortolussi, Benjamin G. Bowman, Daniel Clifton, Marjorie Folkman, General McArthur Hambrick (Cats), Whitney V. Hunter, Gabby Malone, Jennifer Nugent, Matt Rivera (Movin' Out), Jenny Sandler, Isadora Wolfe. Musicians for the production include with Wayne Hankin (winds), Egil Rostad (cello) and Arthur Solari (music director, percussion).

"Its visceral theatricality presents an astonishing spectrum of human experience and emotion. Garden of Earthly Delights, with its eroticism and apocalyptic vision, is certainly as meaningful today as when Bosch created it," Clarke said in a statement.

Featuring a Drama Desk Award-winning score by Richard Peaslee, Garden has scenic and lighting design by Tony Award winner Christopher Akerlind, costume design by Tony nominee Jane Greenwood and aerial design provided by Flying By Foy. Tickets for Garden of Earthly Delights, ranging $40-$69.50, are available by phoning (212) 307-4100, or by visiting Ticketmaster. $25-$30 rush seats will be available at the box office for same-day tickets.

For further information visit GardenofEarthlyDelights.

The Minetta Lane Theatre is located at 18 Minetta Lane in Greenwich Village.

Scene from Martha Clarke's <i>Garden of Earthly Delights</i>
Scene from Martha Clarke's Garden of Earthly Delights Photo by Richard Finkelstein
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