Genre: Comedy
By Tina Howe

Chasing Manet is a new comedy in which a rebellious painter from a distinguished family in Boston and an ebullient Jewish woman with a huge adoring family form an unlikely bond. Inside the confining walls of Mount Airy Nursing Home, the two plot an escape to Paris aboard the QE2. But can they possibly pull it off amidst the chaos of their surroundings? The tension and comedy grow as they struggle to take wing for the last time.

Tony Award-nominated playwright Tina Howe is best known for Coastal Disturbances and Painting Churches. This world premiere of Chasing Manet marks her first collaboration with Primary Stages.

Casey Childs, Executive Producer at Primary Stages said, "I am thrilled to have Tina Howe join our growing roster of illustrious playwrights.” Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director, added, "we are delighted to have Michael Wilson return to Primary Stages following the success of the critically acclaimed production of Dividing the Estate that recently ended on Broadway after receiving its New York premiere at Primary Stages.”

The creative team includes Tony Straiges (Set Design), David C. Wollard (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (Light Design), and John Gromada (Sound Design). The Production Stage Manager is Susie Cordon.

About the Company: Primary Stages

Primary Stages recently announced their 2009-2010 season that highlights an all-female roster of playwrights: the world premiere of A Lifetime Burning by Cusi Cram (July 28 - September 5, 2009), the New York premieres of Night Watcher by Charlayne Woodard (September 22 - October 31, 2009), and Happy Now? by Lucinda Coxon (January 26 - March 6, 2010) at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street).

Preview:   03/24/09
Open:   04/09/09
Close:   05/02/09

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays through Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 3:00 p.m. on March 29th & April 12th and Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. on April 15th, 22nd & 29th. There are no evening performances on April 22nd, 23rd, & 30th.
Theater:   59E59 Theaters
Address:   59 East 59th Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$60 specially priced $20 ticket available to patrons 35 and under
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