BURN THIS

Genre: Drama
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Written By Lanford Wilson, Directed By Laura Standley

BURN THIS explores the complexities of loss, and the healing powers of art and love. The place is a Manhattan loft in the 80's, shared by Anna, a dancer-chreographer, Robby who has just been killed in a freak boating accident, and Larry, a world-weary, caustically funny young advertising executive. As Anna attempts to recover from the loss of Robby, Pale bursts onto the scene. He is Robby's older brother, come to collect his belongings, but stays on to transform the action of the play, and the lives of those in it. Menacing, profane, dangerous, and yet oddly sensitive, Pale is both terrifying and fascinating and, in the end, the one who brings Anna the unsettling but complelling love that, despie her fears and doubts, she cannot turn away.
About the Company: Ground Up Productions

Ground UP Productions - a 3-year-old non-profit theatre company, is fresh off presenting the smash hit musical THE PEOPLE vs. MONA by Jim Wann and Patricia Miller. The production was hailed as "good natured, down home fun" by the New York Times, "consistently inventive" by the New York Post and a "hootin' good time" by Variety. Other productions include: THE SHAPE OF THINGS, THE HOUSE OF YES, PROOF, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES (NY Revival), LOBBY HERO, HOT DAMN HOLIDAY!, BURN THIS, JACK AND JILL, and BABY WITH THE BATHWATER. Ground UP Productions continues to break ground with the new classics, reviving well-known theatre in unique ways and producing new works destined for greatness.



Cast: Kevin Connell*, Anna Fitzwater*, Michael Schantz*, Victor Verhaeghe*
Open:   03/14/07
Close:   03/24/07

Schedule:
Wed 14- Sat 17 8PM,
Wed 21-Sat 24 8PM, and
Sat 17 & Sat 24 2PM
Theater:   Manhattan Theater Source
Address:   177 MacDougal St
New York, NY 10011
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Closest subway: A,C,E to West 4th. Exit north end of station, walk north on 7th Avenue to 8th Street., right one block to MacDougal Street, right to theatre

Cost:$18.00- General Admission, $15.00 Students, Seniors, and TM Insiders
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Company: Ground Up Productions         Official Web Site: www.groundupproductions.org