PARENTS' EVENING

Genre: Drama
Written by Bathsheba Doran, Directed by Jim Simpson

A married couple prepare with dread for the annual PARENTS' EVENING at their daughter's school. Doran's play examines the land mines of modern marriage and parenting.

According to director Jim Simpson, "PARENTS' EVENING is an extraordinary play about modern married life - particularly the working woman's struggle to be mother, lover, breadwinner and wife - to be it all and to have it all. The play is a striking look at the way we live now. Bathsheba is a powerful new voice - and I'm very pleased to be taking this wonderful play on."

Directed by Flea Artistic Director Jim Simpson, the production stars Julianne Nicholson (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and James Waterston (A.R. Gurney's Buffalo Gal). Previews for this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin April 17 with opening night slated for Thursday, April 29.

The design team includes Jerad Schomer (sets), Brian Aldous (lights) and Claudia Brown (costumes).


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:   04/17/10
Close:   05/29/10

Schedule:
Tuesday - Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 3pm and 8pm

**Additional Monday shows at 8pm on April 3,10 & 24.

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

Cost:$35 weekdays |
$40 Friday and Saturday evenings.
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Company: The Flea         Official Web Site: www.theflea.org