59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) is thrilled to host the NY premiere of NORTH, written and directed by Jennifer Schlueter. Produced by the for/word company, NORTH begins performances on Thursday, October 4 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 28. Press opening is Wednesday, October 10 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM and 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.
A charged meeting between writer Anne Morrow Lindbergh, wife to aviator Charles, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (author of The Little Prince) launches a spiral of evocative memories that attempt to reconcile motherhood with work, love with duty, and ultimately articulate the responsibility of the artist to a world sunk in war.
Called "wistful, poetic and wise" by the Chicago Tribune, and given Four Stars from Time Out Chicago, when it premiered there in 2008, NORTH is adapted from the writings, letters, and journals of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charles Lindbergh, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. These works include Listen! The Wind, Hour of Gold Hour of Lead, Locked Rooms and Open Doors, The Flower and the Nettle, War Within and Without, North to the Orient, Bring Me a Unicorn, The Steep Ascent, Dearly Beloved, The Wave of the Future, The Spirit of St. Louis, We, On Flight and Life, Journals, The Little Prince, Flight to Arras, Night Flight, Wartime Writings, and Wind, Sand, and Stars. While NORTH is based on historical fact, it is a work of fiction.
The cast features Christina Ritter; Christopher Marlowe Roche (Helen Hayes Award nominee for The Importance of Being Earnest at DC's Source Theatre); and Kalafatic Poole.
The design team includes Brad Steinmetz (Scenic Design); Kristine Kearney (Costume Design); and Anjeanette Stokes (Lighting Design). The Production Stage Manager is Eric Mayer.
Jennifer Schlueter (writer/director) is the joint artistic director and cofounder of the for/word company. Playwright: North, Little Book, Annelie in the Depths of the Night (adapted from Imme Dros, with music by John Schmor and Jameson Tabor), Hattie. Director: El Entrecejo/The Brow (Talento Bilingüe Houston) and Cuerpos Ambulantes (Encuentro de Mujeres de Iberoamérica en las Artes Escénicas). Jennifer interned in dramaturgy at the Goodman Theatre (Chicago), and is currently an assistant professor at The Ohio State University, where she lectures on American popular performance and teaches playwriting. She is a proud Member of the Dramatists Guild.