CASELOAD

Genre: Drama
by Levy Lee Simon, directed by Mary Beth Easley

Set in the cold sterile halls of a treatment center somewhere outside New York City, "CASELOAD" follows eight patients from all walks of life who share one common goal: to pull themselves out of their various addictions.

There's Maggie, a young black woman from Harlem; Vinnie, a Harvard graduate from Bay Ridge; Sonia, a Puerto Rican secretary from the Lower East Side; Eddie, a small time drug dealer from the South Bronx; Fran, a white ex-street walker from East New York; Chaz, an African-American Julliard graduate; Emily, a former socialite from the Hamptons; and Tyrone, a thug from Bedford-Stuyvesant. All are challenged by their primary counselor, Adonis Collins, a former drug addict whose tough-love methods encourage recovery through spirituality. Treatment director Emma Thompson takes the by-the-books approach of recovery through bureaucratic standard.

CASELOAD attempts to answer questions of what methods work and whether or not the bureaucratic protocol is effective or harmful in treating addicts.

About the Company: Workshop Theater Company

Now in its 13th season, the WorkShop Theater Company specializes in the development of new plays. The company also nurtures the talents of actors, playwrights and directors with the presentation of readings and workshops as well as fully staged plays, and musicals. The company’s two-theater complex on 36th Street includes the 65-seat main stage theater and the 35-seat Jewel Box theater. The award-winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND, began as the stage play “THE MAN WHO WAS PETER PAN” by ALLAN KNEE presented by the WorkShop Theater Company in 1998. The WorkShop has also presented premiere productions of the plays “Angel Wings” by Murray Schisgal (who is best known for “Luv” and the screenplay of Tootsie) and “1348” by Tom Dulack (author of the Off-Broadway hit “Breaking Legs”). For more information on the WorkShop Theater Company and their 2007 season lineup, please visit www.workshoptheater.org.

Preview:   04/28/06
Open:   05/01/06
Close:   05/20/06

Schedule:
Wednesday-Sunday at 8pm
Monday, May 1st at 8pm
Theater:   Workshop Theater
Address:   312 West 36th Street
New York, NY
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(Take the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E trains to 34th Street)

Cost:$18.00, $15.00 Students and Seniors
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Presented by: Workshop Theater Company         Official Web Site: www.workshoptheater.org