THE DYING GAUL by Craig Lucas
This darkly comic and haunting play premiered at the Vineyard in 1998, the story of a grieving screenwriter who enters into a relationship with a film producer and his wife, to chilling results. Dealing with AIDS, art, the internet and Hollywood, The Dying Gaul was hailed by many critics as the one of the best plays of the year and returned to The Vineyard the following fall for a sold out limited engagement. It was subsequently made into a film.
The Vineyard's 30th season Mainstage productions include the current production of the world-premiere of Douglas McGrath's CHECKERS, directed by Terry Kinney and starring Anthony LaPaglia and Kathryn Erbe; THE NORTH POOL by 2008 Paula Vogel Award-winner and Pulitzer Prize-finalist for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Rajiv Joseph, directed by Giovanna Sardelli; and the world-premiere of Jenny Schwartz' SOMEWHERE FUN, directed by Anne Kauffman, who also directed Ms. Schwartz' God's Ear at The Vineyard.
Vineyard Theatre, one of the nation's leading non-profit theatre companies, is thrilled to be celebrating its 30th anniversary. Dedicated to new plays and musicals and bold programming, the company has consistently developed and premiered provocative, groundbreaking works, including Nicky Silver's The Lyons; Kander, Ebb and Thompson's The Scottsboro Boys; Marx, Lopez and Whitty's Avenue Q, Bell and Bowen's [title of show]; Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive (1998 Pulitzer Prize), Edward Albee's Three Tall Women (1994 Pulitzer Prize); Tarell Alvin McCraney's Wig Out!; Will Eno's Middletown; and new works by Julia Cho, Adam Rapp, Christopher Shinn, Gina Gionfriddo, Lynn Nottage, Ben Katchor and Mark Mulcahy, and many more. The Vineyard's productions have been honored with two Pulitzer Prizes, three Tony Awards, and numerous Drama Desk, OBIES, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards.
Douglas Aibel is The Vineyard's Artistic Director; Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell is Executive Producer; Sarah Stern is Co-Artistic Director, and Michael Page is General Manager.
Tickets for the one-night-only reading of FULLY COMMITTED are priced at $75 (which includes a pre-show toast in the Vineyard lobby) are available by calling The Vineyard box office at 212-353-0303, or online at www.vineyardtheatre.org.