Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) announces complete casting for the New York premiere of MAPLE AND VINE, a new play by Jordan Harrison (Doris to Darlene at Playwrights Horizons, Amazons and Their Men, Kid-Simple). Directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (The Thugs, Stunning, Naked Angels' This Wide Night, Mr. Harrison's Act a Lady), the production will begin previews Saturday, November 19 at 8PM with an Opening Night set for Wednesday, December 7 at 7PM. The limited engagement will play through Friday, December 23 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street).
The cast will feature Tony Award nominee and Obie Award winner Marin Ireland (reasons to be pretty, After Miss Julie, In the Wake, Cyclone), Louis Ozawa Changchien (Year Zero at Second Stage, Predators), Trent Dawson (Broadway's The Herbal Bed), Pedro Pascal (Some Men, Old Comedy) and Jeanine Serralles (Stunning, The Misanthrope, The Black Eyed).
Katha (Ms. Ireland) and Ryu (Mr. Changchien) have become allergic to their 21st-century lives. After they meet a charismatic man from a community of 1950s re-enactors, they forsake cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Tupperware parties. In this compulsively authentic world, Katha and Ryu are surprised by what their new neighbors - and they themselves - are willing to sacrifice for happiness.
MAPLE AND VINE will feature scenic design by Tony Award nominee Alexander Dodge, costume design by Ilona Somogyi, lighting design by David Weiner and sound design by Bray Poor. Production Stage Manager is William H. Lang.
The performance schedule for MAPLE AND VINE will be Tuesdays at 7PM, Wednesdays through Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 2:30 PM & 8PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM. There will be special Monday evening performances at 7PM on November 21, December 5 and December 19. Single tickets, $70, will go on sale to the general public the week of October 17 and may be purchased online via www.TicketCentral.com, by phone at (212) 279-4200 (Noon-8pm daily), or in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).
Three special performances of MAPLE AND VINE will offer PLAYTIME!, the new program offering affordable, professional childcare while patrons see a show. PLAYTIME! is free to Playwrights Horizons subscribers and available to non-subscribers for a flat fee of $15 per child. PLAYTIME! care will be offered during the following three performances: Saturday evening, December 3 at 8PM; Sunday matinee, December 4 at 2:30 PM; and Sunday matinee, December 11 at 2:30 PM. After tickets for MAPLE AND VINE have been purchased (through Ticket Central), PLAYTIME! childcare reservations should be made in advance online at www.PlaytimeNYC.org. This program is supported by funds from the City of New York Theater Subdistrict Council, LDC and the City of New York, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Elroy and Terry Krumholz Foundation.
A ticketing initiative created as part of Playwrights Horizons' Arts Access program, LIVEforFIVE makes available $5 tickets for the first preview performance of each Playwrights Horizons production through a lottery via the company's website. The LIVEforFIVE lottery for MAPLE AND VINE will be for tickets to the first preview on Saturday, November 19 at 8PM. Details for the lottery are as follows: beginning Wednesday, November 9 at 10AM, theatergoers can enter the lottery by filling out an entry form at www.playwrightshorizons.org. Entries will be accepted until Monday, November 14 at 12 Noon. Winners of the lottery will be notified via email no later than 3PM on Monday, November 14 with instructions on how to book their $5 tickets. Unclaimed tickets will be offered via email starting at 12 Noon on Tuesday, November 15 on a first-come, first-served basis. One or two tickets may be purchased for $5 each. At least 50 tickets will be available for Mainstage shows via the lottery.