Genre: Drama
By Thomas Bradshaw

DAWN revolves around Hampton, an abusive alcoholic who has completely alienated his wife and children. Can he stop drinking and make up for the past, even amidst some very dark revelations of incest and pedophilia? DAWN is one father's story of redemption and reconciliation -- with a twist.

The Flea Theater will present the U.S. premiere of DAWN by Thomas Bradshaw, beginning previews November 9th. The production will be directed by Flea Artistic Director, Jim Simpson and feature actors Gerry Bammon, (Obie Award winner and Drama Desk Award nominee for Nixon's Nixon), Laura Esterman (Drama Desk Award winner for Marvin's Room), Irene Walsh, Drew Hildebrand, Kate Benson, and Jenny Seastone Stern. The design team includes Claudia Brown (costumes), Jeanette Yew (lights) and Brandon Wolcott (sound). Opening night is slated for Saturday, November 15.

About the Company: The Flea

The Flea Theater, under Artistic Director Jim Simpson and Producing Director Carol Ostrow, is one of New York's leading off-off-Broadway companies. Winner of a Special Drama Desk Award for outstanding achievement, Obie Awards and an Otto for political theater, The Flea has presented nearly 100 plays and numerous dance and live music performances since its inception in 1996. Past productions include the premieres of Anne Nelson’'s The Guys; five plays by A.R. Gurney (Post Mortem, O Jerusalem, Screenplay, Mrs. Farnsworth and A Light Lunch); Mac Wellman'’s Cellophane and Two September; Roger Rosenblatt's Ashley Montana Goes Ashore... and The Oldsmobiles; Elizabeth Swados’ JABU and Kaspar Hauser; Karen Finley's Return of the Chocolate Smeared Woman; Adam Rapp'’s Bingo with the Indians; Will Eno’'s Oh, The Humanity and other exclamations; Dawn by Thomas Bradshaw; The Great Recession; Jonathan Reynold's’ Girls in Trouble; and most recently Parents’ Evening by Bathsheba Doran.

Open:   11/09/08
Close:   12/06/08
Theater:   Flea Theater Mainstage
Address:   41 White Street
New York, NY 10013
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Closest Subway: N,R to Canal Street; walk south to White, west to theatre

Buy Tickets Online or Call: The Flea at 212-352-3101
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