Opening night is Monday, November 9th, for the world premiere production of WHAT ONCE WE FELT, a new play by Ann Marie Healy, the first production of LCT3's second season at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street® project, (229 W. 42 Street). Opal Alladin, Mia Barron, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Lynn Hawley, Ronete Levenson and Ellen Parker are featured in the production directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, which is the first of LCT3's three productions during the 2009-2010 season. WHAT ONCE WE FELT will open Monday, November 9 and run through Saturday, November 21.
Set in a darkening future, WHAT ONCE WE FELT follows a writer's journey through the political world of publishing, as her novel becomes the last print published novel ever.
WHAT ONCE WE FELT has sets by Kris Stone, costumes by Linda Cho, lighting by Japhy Weideman and sound design by Leah Gelpe.
Ann Marie Healy is the author of the plays The Legend of Minne Willet (developed at the O'Neill Playwrights Conference), The Gentleman Caller, Have You Seen Steve Steven (developed at the Sundance Theater Institute and subsequently produced by 13P, directed by Anne Kauffman), The Night That Roger Went To Visit The Parents Of His Old High School Girlfriend, (which premiered at the EST Marathon of One Acts directed by Andrew McCarthy), Now That's What I Call A Storm, (developed by MCC and subsequently produced by Edge Theater Company where it was directed by Carolyn Cantor and featured Mary Louise Burke) and Dearest Eugenia (developed as part of LAByrinth Theater's summer intensive and published in the anthology Funny, Strange, Provocative: Seven Plays by Clubbed Thumb.)
KEN RUS SCHMOLL directed Kristen Kosmas' Hello Failure at P.S. 122 this spring, the NY premiere of JorDan Harrison's Amazons and Their Men for Clubbed Thumb at the Ohio Theatre and Anne Washburn's The Internationalist, first at 13P and then the Vineyard Theater. His other directorial credits include productions for 13P, the Long Wharf Theatre, NY Stage & Film, NY Fringe, The Culture Project and Primary Stages.
Citing the need to develop strong relationships with new artists and to develop a new audience, and recognizing the frustrations that playwrights have with the current system of readings and workshops, Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Artistic Director Andre Bishop and Executive Producer, Bernard Gersten) created LCT3 to offer new artists fully staged productions. All tickets to LCT3 productions are priced at an affordable $20.00. Paige Evans is the Director of LCT3.
To celebrate its 25th Year, Lincoln Center Theater will present a season of eight new works, all New York, American or World Premieres. In addition to WHAT ONCE WE FELT, LCT's 2009-2010 season will include Nathan Louis Jackson's BROKE-OLOGY, which marks the playwright's New York debut, Sarah Ruhl's IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play, which will mark the playwright's Broadway debut, the American premiere of Andrew Bovell's WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING and the world premiere of A.R. Gurney's THE GRAND MANNER. The second and third LCT3 productions, GRACELAND (May 3 - May 29) and ON THE LEVEE (June 14 - July 10), will also be presented at The Duke on 42nd Street. In addition, LCT's Tony Award winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC continues its record breaking run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Tickets to WHAT ONCE WE FELT, priced at $20, are available at The Duke Box Office, by visiting Dukeon42.org or by calling 646.223.3010. For additional information on LCT3 please visit www.lct3.org.
Photo credit: Gregory Costanzo
Opal Alladin and Lynn Hawley
Marsha Stephanie Blake and Mia Barron
Mia Barron and Opal Alladin
Lynn Hawley and Stephanie Blake
Elen Parker and Mia Barron