Joe Godfrey's Romance Language Opens Tonight Off-Broadway

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The New York City premiere of Romance Language by Joe Godfrey officially opens Oct. 22 following previews that began Oct. 13 Off-Broadway. The play explores a wealthy Manhattan widow's relationship with her handsome young Italian language teacher.

Carl Andress directs a cast made up of Mairin Lee (The Heiress), Audrey Heffernan Meyer ("Royal Pains") and Jared Zirilli (Pretty Filthy). Performances will run through Nov. 8 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. Romance Language had its world premiere last year at the Seven Angels Theatre in Connecticut. The play follows the unexpected romance between the instructor and his pupil and the doubts the relationship raise for her daughter, who is concerned about his true intentions. According to press notes, "The three tangle with art, passion, and even vendetta."

The creative team includes scenic design by Paul Tate DePoo III, costume design by Tony Award nominee Gregory Gale, lighting design by Grant Yeager, sound design by Bart Fasbender and casting by Geoff Josselson. Stephen Sury is production manager and Ashley Rodbro is production stage manager.

Tickets are on sale and are available by visiting RomanceLanguagePlay or by calling (866) 811-4111.

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