A few people have written me to ask for details about when and where FYB is, how to buy tickets, etc. so I just figured I'd post the propaganda e-mail I've been sending out like a demon this past week. Here it is!
First You’re Born
A play by LINE KNUTZON
Translated by CHARLOTTE BARSLUND and KIM DAMBÆK
Winner of Denmark’s prestigious Reumert award for best play.
Directed by ISAAC BUTLER
With: GEOFFREY AREND, HANNA CHEEK, ROB GRACE, BRADFORD
LOURYK, ALEXA SCOTT-FLAHERTY and PHOEBE VENTOURAS
WHERE and WHEN:
April 21- May 8, 2004
The Playwrights Horizons' PETER JAY SHARP THEATER
416 West 42'nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenue)
HOW to get TIX:
All seats $15
For tickets call (212) 279-4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com
SOME PROPAGANDA VIS FIRST YOU’RE BORN:
As the third production of its 2003-2004 season, Studio 42 and In Medias Res will present the American premiere of FIRST YOU’RE BORN, a play by Line Knutzon (winner of Denmark’sReumert Award, the country’s highest writing honor). Directed by Isaac Butler (Studio 42’s redbird), FIRST YOU’RE BORN will begin a three-week run on April 21, 2004 at Playwrights Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) which will conclude on Saturday, May 8. FIRST YOU’RE BORNis produced by Yasmine Falk for Studio 42 and In Media Res. Tickets are $15 for regular performances.
The cast of will feature Geoffrey Arend (Super Troopers; Comedy Central’s Porn ‘n’ Chicken), Hanna Cheek (The Pumpkin Pie Show), Rob Grace (Calabi-Yau; The Bakkhai; Hamlet), Bradford Louryk (Klytaemnestra’s Unmentionables; redbird; Hamlet), Alexa Scott-Flaherty (redbird; Hamlet; LAByrinth Theater Company member), and Phoebe Ventouras (Sarah Silverman’s Jesus is Magic; redbird; Hamlet).
Meet Lis (Ventouras) and Tis (Goethals), twin sisters who’ve never been away from home. Meet pessimistic Axel (Arend) – who fears he is slowly disappearing – and his lonely roommate Tudeberg (Louryk), who obsessively keeps house. Meet Viktor (Grace), who suffers from a constant migraine, and meet Bimsy (Scott Flaherty), who just can’t seem to unpack her bags.
Just wait until they meet each other.
From Line Knutzon, Denmark’s most critically acclaimed contemporary playwright, comes First You’re Born– a stylized, irreverent romantic comedy about loneliness and isolation – in which six awkward and impulsive innocents search for love with hilarious (and potentially hazardous) results.
I hope you can make it!