Friday, June 1, 2012

Slowgirl, A New Play by Greg Pierce June 4 - July 15 in New York City

From a release:

A New Play By Greg Pierce
Directed By Anne Kauffman
Cast: Željko Ivanek, Sarah Steele

Lincoln Center Theater - Claire Tow Theater
Previews June 4, on stage through July 15, 2012

We are pleased to announce that the Claire Tow Theater will open June 4th 2012 with the LCT3 world premiere production of SLOWGIRL, by Greg Pierce, directed by Anne Kauffman.

SLOWGIRL is the story of a teenager (Sarah Steele) who flees to her reclusive uncle's (Željko Ivanek) retreat in the Costa Rican jungle to escape the aftermath of a horrific accident. The week they spend together forces them both to confront who they are as well as what it is they are running from.

Playwright Greg Pierce's first professional production, an adaptation of Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, which he co-authored, was seen at last year's Edinburgh International Festival. He is currently collaborating with composer John Kander, writing the book and lyrics for a new musical The Landing. SLOWGIRL will mark his New York debut.

Director Anne Kauffman directed the LCT3 production of David Adjmi's Stunning. She was nominated for a 2011 Lucille Lortel Award for her direction of This Wide Night and won an Obie Award for her direction of The Thugs. Her other credits include Maple and Vine, God's Ear, Sides: The Fear is Real and The Antigone Project.

LCT3 is a Lincoln Center Theater programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and building new audiences.

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