Tony Nominee Kail and Jackson Will Collaborate for Upcoming LCT3 Season

News   Tony Nominee Kail and Jackson Will Collaborate for Upcoming LCT3 Season
Lincoln Center Theater's developmental initiative LCT3 will stage Nick Jones' The Coward and Nathan Louis Jackson's When I Come To Die during the 2010-2011 season.

A third title to be announced will be presented by LCT3 in the coming year. LCT3 is currently offering On the Levee by Marcus Gardley, Todd Almond and Lear deBessonnet.

Jones' 18th century-set comedy The Coward will play the Duke on 42nd Street Nov. 8-Dec. 4 (opening Nov. 22). Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation) will direct the comedy. Jones, who is also a puppet designer and director, created the show Jollyship the Whiz-Bang.

LCT3 bills The Coward as "a period comedy set in 18th century England. A cowardly young gentleman named Lucidis initiates a pistol duel then finds that he can’t go through with it. So he hires a common criminal to fight in his place, only to have the scoundrel make a bloody mess of things. As duel follows duel with many shots fired, this coward finds his reputation growing beyond his wildest expectations."

Jackson, whose play Broke-ology was presented by Lincoln Center Theater Off-Broadway in 2009, will re-team with Tony Award-nominated director Thomas Kail (In the Heights) for When I Come To Die, which will run Jan. 31-Feb 26, 2011 (opening Feb. 14). Kail also staged the world premiere of Broke-ology at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and for LCT.

LCT3 commissioned the Texas prison-set drama. According to LCT3, "When I Come to Die tells the story of Damon Robinson, a death-row inmate, who struggles to understand why his life has been spared after his scheduled execution which goes awry." In 2012 LCT3 will move to its permanent home, a 131-seat theatre located atop the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

To read about LCT3's current production of On the Levee, click here.

All tickets for LCT3 productions are priced $20. For tickets phone (646) 223-3010 or visit Dukeon42.

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