Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cock: The Olivier Award Winning Play in Previews Now, Opening May 17 in New York City

From a release:

Cock
Any Good Relationship is Worth a Good Fight
By Mike Bartlett
Directed by James Macdonald


“But that’s what this is, isn’t it? The ultimate bitch fight.”

Now in Previews at the The Duke on 42nd Street - New York City
Opening Night May 17, 2012


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NEW YORK CITY - When John and his boyfriend take a break, the last thing he expects is to suddenly meet the woman of his dreams. Now he has a big choice to make. Don't miss the American premiere of COCK, the gripping new play by Mike Bartlett. James Macdonald (Top Girls, Dying City) directs this Olivier Award-winning production from The Royal Court Theatre.

Mike Bartlett’s punchy new story takes a playful, candid look at one man’s sexuality and the difficulties that arise when you realize you have a choice. His previous plays include Earthquakes in London for the National Theatre and Headlong; Love Love Love for Paines Plough, Artefacts for Nabokov/Bush Theatre, and Contractions and My Child for the Royal Court. His play, 13, will open later this month at the National Theatre. Cock won the 2010 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in An Affiliate Theatre.

Directed by James Macdonald and starring Jason Butler Harner as M, Amanda Quaid as W, Cory Michael Smith as John and Cotter Smith as F, COCK will open Off-Broadway at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42nd STREET project, 229 West 42nd Street, on Thursday, May 17 and previews will begin Tuesday, May 1.

“One of the most distinguished pieces of theatre to hit the London stage in the past year.  Arresting.” - The Observer

“Smart, prickly and rewarding view of sexual and emotional confusion.  Impressive.” - Evening Standard

“Compelling.  Written with toe-curling frankness, wry humour and gut-wrenching precision.  The hottest piece of new writing at the moment on the London stage.” - The Stage


COCK is produced by Stuart Thompson, Jean Doumanian and the Royal Court Theatre.  They will be joined by William Berlind, Scott Delman, Dena Hammerstein, Jon B. Platt, Scott Rudin, Ted Snowdon, True Love Productions.

The design team for COCK is comprised of Miriam Buether (Scenic and Costume design), Peter Mumford (Lighting Design) and Darron L West  (Sound Design).

Tickets for COCK are available by calling The Duke on 42nd Street Box Office at 646-223-3010 or online at www.Dukeon42.org  Box office hours are:  Tuesday-Fridays from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM; Saturdays from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  Beginning May 1, box office hours are Tuesday-Fridays from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturdays from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Sundays from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

The performance schedule is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm and 7pm.

About the organization: The New 42nd Street
Founded in 1990, The New 42nd Street is an independent, nonprofit organization charged with long-term responsibility for seven historic theaters on 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. In addition to running The New Victory Theater, The New 42nd Street built and operates the NEW 42ND STREET® Studios a ten-story building of rehearsal studios, offices and a 199-seat theater named The Duke on 42nd Street for national and international performing arts companies.Crossroads of the World.

About the theater: The Duke on 42nd Street
The Duke on 42nd Street is an intimate 199-seat black box theater built and operated by The New 42nd Street. Since opening in 2000, the theater has been available on a rental basis to international and domestic nonprofit organizations to present their work. Companies that have presented at The Duke on 42nd Street theater include: Theatre for a New Audience; Playwrights Horizons; Lincoln Center Great Performers; The NYC Tap Festival; and 92nd Street Y’s Harkness Dance Project.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO LATE SEATING. LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.
This production uses stadium-style seating. Cock is performed in the round and the audience sits on backless benches.

Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission
Student Rush: $25, subject to availability 2 hours prior to curtain; valid ID is required.

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