PHOTO CALL: Ben Shenkman, Mia Barron and More in Knickerbocker at the Public

News   PHOTO CALL: Ben Shenkman, Mia Barron and More in Knickerbocker at the Public
The New York premiere of Jonathan Marc Sherman's Knickerbocker, starring Alexander Chaplin, Mia Barron, Ben Shenkman and Bob Dishy, plays the Public Theater.

Pippin Parker directs the Public LAB production, which will officially open May 19 and run through May 29. Knickerbocker is the final production in the 2010-2011 Public LAB season.

In addition to Chaplin ("Spin City," The Petrified Prince), Barron (The Coast of Utopia), Shenkman (Proof, Sight Unseen) and Dishy (Sly Fox, Morning's at Seven), the cast features Christina Kirk (Well, Clybourne Park) and Zak Orth ("Romeo + Juliet," Major Barbara).

Here is a look at the show:

Here's how the Public bills the play: "'Are you ready?' Jerry confronts this question from the womb of his favorite restaurant booth while the months pass by and the son he and his wife Pauline are expecting grows from the size of a peach to the size of...a baby. As the due date approaches, can friends and family members help Jerry feel prepared, or just feel worse, like some un-anonymous sperm donor terrified of making the transition from being the son of a father to being the father of a son?"

The production has scenic design by Peter Ksander, costume design by Gabriel Berry, lighting design by Jeff Croiter and projection design by Shawn Duan.

Sherman's plays include Things We Want, Sophistry, Veins & Thumbtacks, Evolution, Sons & Fathers, Jesus on the Oil Tank, Serendipity & Serenity, Wonderful Time and Women & Wallace.

For tickets, priced $15, phone (212) 967-7555 or visit PublicTheater.

The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.

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