LEVITTOWN

Genre: Drama
by Marc Palmieri, directed by George Demas

In the shadow of World War II, architect William Levitt envisioned a new American town in a Long Island potato field. After an extensive and spirited development effort, thousands of Levitt "Cape Cod" homes were built with scrap materials. Each carefully modeled home was designed to serve the needs of the modern family. They were sold for $8,000 to battle-weary GIs with the hope of a new life-and as a means of forgetting recent trauma.

At the opening of LEVITTOWN, it is nearly half a century later. When Kevin, the grandson of a combat veteran, returns early from yet another college, he learns that his deeply troubled sister is about to be married. With renewed hope, he attempts to reconcile his family with the abusive father who left them years before. Amidst the thin walls of their Levittown home, the members of this beleaguered family are forced to confront a concealed history and the failure of the tidy truths they have desperately embraced.

Preview:   06/22/06
Open:   06/26/06
Close:   07/11/06

Schedule:
Thursday - Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 6pm

Note: there is no performance June 25
Opening night is Monday, June 26 at 8pm

Theater:   Axis Theatre
Address:   1 Sheridan Square
New York, NY 10014
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Cost:$18.00, $13.00 Students and Seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: at 212-352-3101
Presented by: Axis Company         Official Web Site: www.axiscompany.org