59E59 Theaters to Feature Tovah Feldshuh in Witnessed by the World and Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon in All That Fall
By Carey Purcell
August 5, 2013
59E59 Theaters has announced its 2013-14 season.
The lineup includes Tovah Feldshuh in Ronnie Cohen and Jane Beale's Witnessed by the World and Trevor Nunn's stage adaptation of the Samuel Beckett radio play All That Fall. The latter production, starring Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon, was performed in London in 2012. Due to restrictions set by the Beckett estate, the production is presented in the form of a live radio play, with actors holding scripts and using minimal props.
The season at a glance follows:
The Life And Sort Of Death Of Eric Argyle
By Ross Dungan
Directed by Dan Herd
Sept. 4-Sept. 29
With Siobhan Cullen, Rachel Gleeson, Manus Halligan, Davey Kelleher, Emmet Kirwin, Dave McEntegart, Erica Murray and Karen Sheridan
"Eric Argyle is having a bad Sunday. It's late. He's still in his pajamas. People are staring at him. And he died at 11.42 AM, two days ago, an issue to which people aren't all that receptive."
I Can See Clearly Now (The Wheelchair On My Face)
By Sonya Kelly
Directed by Gina Moxley
Sept. 10–Sept. 29
With Sonya Kelly
"'Little Miss Sunshine' meets 'My Left Foot,' this comedy about childhood myopia was called 'delightfully whacky' by the Irish Times."
Two Point Oh
By Jeffrey Jackson
Directed by Michael Unger
Oct. 3-Oct. 20
With Jack Noseworthy, Karron Graves, James Ludwig, Antoinette LaVecchia and Michael Sean McGuinness
"Elliot Leeds is dead — or is he? A pioneering software mogul, Elliot makes headlines one last time when his private jet plunges into the Pacific. Three months later, Melanie, his grief-paralyzed widow, discovers Elliot's greatest creation: a virtual-reality simulation of himself that he masterminded before his demise. Programmed with the most advanced artificial intelligence, thousands of hours of his recorded thoughts and speech, and a digital re-creation of his face and body, 'Elliot 2.0' is a talking, thinking, virtual soul. The question is... is he alive?"
By Jack Canfora
Directed by Evan Bergman
Oct. 4-Nov. 3
"In 2005, a Jewish 9/11 survivor and a Palestinian 9/11 widow find themselves embroiled in one family's personal and political dramas. With surprising humor and wit, Jericho reminds us that all struggles are ultimately personal."
The English Bride
By Lucile Lichtblau
Directed by Carl Wallnau
Oct. 22-Nov. 17
With Amy Griffin, Michael Gabriel Goodfriend and Ezra Barnes
"The mystery wasn't what happened. They mystery was why. In this roller coaster of suspense, a Mossad agent unravels the story surrounding Englishwoman Eileen Finney and the Arab man with whom she has fallen in love, in a play inspired by a real-life failed bombing attempt of an El Al flight out of London in 1986."
All That Fall, A Radio Play
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Trevor Nunn
Nov. 5-Dec. 8
With Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon leading a cast of nine, which also includes Ruairi Conaghan, Catherine Cusack, and Frank Grimes from the original London production, with further casting to be announced
"First broadcast on the BBC in 1957, All That Fall is Beckett's deeply personal, scorchingly funny and grippingly dramatic tale of one woman's comic and moving journey to meet her husband at the train station. Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon star in this staging."
Witnessed by the World
Written by Ronnie Cohen and Jane Beale
Directed by Karen Lynn Carpenter
Nov. 7–Dec. 15
With Tovah Feldshuh and four additional cast members to be announced
"A research journalist digs into the Mafia's role during the Kennedy years with disastrous results."
Towards the Moon
By Andrew McGregor
Directed by Paul Andrew Perez
Musical direction by Steve Loftus
Choreography by Abby Bernbaum
Nov. 19-Dec. 1
With Lindsay Avellino, Elizabeth Pryce Davies, Liam Nelligan, Ricky Romano, Elena Ruigomez and Lindsay Wund
"Frustrated with life in the small town of Greenock, Bobby is faced with a life-altering event to leave all he knows behind in the pursuit of success and fame. This tale of lost and found friendships tracks the dilemmas and struggles of anyone who ever dared to dream."
Mayhem and Majesty
Created by Jackie Dempsey and Steve O'Hearn with Squonk
Produced by Squonk
"In Mayhem and Majesty, the sonic hooligans of Squonk pose the question, 'What does music look like?'"
Brits Off Broadway
April 1, 2014-June 29
"Details on a 10th Anniversary season will be announced in Winter 2014."
Tickets and more information are available by visiting 59E59.org.