Red Light Winter Marks 100-Performance Mark

News   Red Light Winter Marks 100-Performance Mark
The Barrow Street Theatre may be on its way to its third straight hit tenant.

Red Light Winter, the new play by the prolific playwright Adam Rapp, which opened on Feb. 9, after previews from Jan. 10, played its 100th performance on May 6.

The work features the original Steppenwolf Theatre Company cast: Christopher Denham, Lisa Joyce and Gary Wilmes. Rapp directs his own play.

The past two shows at the Barrow Street—Bug and Orson's Shadow—both enjoyed year-long runs.

The first act of the play takes place in a dreary hostel room in the Red Light district of Amsterdam, where two one-time college roomates—introverted playwright Matt and gregarious publishing executive Davis—entertain a young woman of seemingly French origin who Davis picked up in one of the district's "windows," where prosititutes display their wares. The second act takes place six month later in Matt's cramped, book-lined, East Village apartment.

Todd Rosenthal designed the naturalistic, highly detailed sets. Costumes are by Michelle Tesdall, lighting by Keith Parham and sound by Eric Shim. Rapp is the author of Nocturne, Stone Cold Dead Serious, Finer Noble Gases, Gompers and Faster.

Red Light Winter is produced by Scott Rudin/Paramount Pictures, Robyn Goodman and Stuart Thompson.


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