Echo and Dorian by Diane Samuels is inspired by the Greek myth Narcissus in which a gorgeous young man falls so in love with his own reflection that he pines to nothing more than the yellow flower that still bears his name. It is the unrequited longing of the nymph Echo, as she too wastes away due to unfulfilled (and deluded) love of this self-besotted youth that forms the heart of this new play. Drawing some elements from Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Grey, Echo and Dorian is set amongst a group of style-conscious and media-savvy 21st century teenagers, as myth and modern life collide playfully to reveal what it’s like to fall head over heels, have your heart broken, discover what’s false, and what’s truly true. The play is appropriate for ages 13 and up.
About the Company: New Plays for Young Audiences
Based in the Program in Educational Theatre at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New Plays for Young Audiences is an annual summer play development series located in the historic Provincetown Playhouse. Founded in 1998 by Lowell and Nancy Swortzell, NYU’s prize-winning New Plays for Young Audiences has developed 40 new plays written by leading playwrights for young audiences and families. These plays go on to receive national recognition, publication and production throughout the world.
Cast: Shavanna Calder, Drew Petersen, Peter Duncanson, Robert Stevenson, Allyn Rathus, Sara Misch
Saturday, June 18th at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m
Sunday, June 19th at 3 p.m.*
*An audience discussion with the playwright, director, and actors will follow the Sunday performance.
Theater: Provincetown Playhouse
Address: 133 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10003
Cost:Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children, high school students, or those with a valid NYU ID
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