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“The Wife” onstage at IRT Theater, April 23-25

In News, Plays, Schedule on April 13, 2010 at 9:28 PM

THE WIFE

by Tommy Smith and directed by May Adrales

Friday, April 23 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday, April 24 @ 8:00 PM

Sunday, April 25 @ 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM

IRT Theater; 154 Christopher

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May and I previously collaborated on WHITE HOT at the Soho Rep and HERE Arts Center, and published in the 2008 New York Theatre Review*.

For our second collaboration, we have been developing THE WIFE. Equal parts black comedy and psychological drama, THE WIFE centers on Ruth, a Hasidic woman who befriends her gentrifying neighbors. What seems first as an innocent goyim relationship quickly explodes in Ruth’s face, and the play spirals into a series of events that unravel an entire community.

Working with a cast that includes Ayesha Nguajah (Angela’s Mixtape, New Georges) and Greg Keller (That Pretty Pretty, Rattlestick), May and I plan to put the play on its feet for the first time. All this is in preparation for our fall premiere of THE WIFE in a site-specific location in Williamsburg, November 2010. (But more on that later.)

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“Beautiful Night” reading at EST, April 8 @ 7:00p

In Plays, Schedule on April 5, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Set in depression-era New York City, BEAUTIFUL NIGHT follows the Stateside exploits of Leon Theremin, Soviet inventor and father of electronic music. When Theremin marries a whipsmart black prima ballerina, their expatriate romance shocks society and attracts the looming shadow of foreign terror.

With David Pittu, Angela Lewis & Tom Wiggin.  Reading directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel.  Live theremin by Jen Rondeau.

Rock some ether here.