Genre: Classical

"Playing With Fire", an Actors Equity Approved Showcase production, in a translation by Ulrika Brand, newly adapted by Obie-winner Leslie Lee, Executive Director of Negro Ensemble Company, is the inaugural production of The August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, directed by Robert Greer. One of Strindberg's rare comedies, "Playing With Fire" has been transported by Leslie Lee from its original 1893 Swedish summer house setting to a 1926 summer cottage of members of the black social elite in a neighborhood of Martha's Vineyard. In the play, Axel, a writer (James Edward Becton*), visits his friends, Kerstin (Toccarra Cash*) and Knut (Nathan James*), where they live with and off of his mother (Elizabeth Flax*), who constantly indulges in gossip, and his father (Jolie Garrett*), a wealthy retired businessman who lusts after Knut's mistress, his younger, poorer cousin, Adele (Jaleesa Capri). Meanwhile, both Adele and Kerstin have their sights set on Axel. Sparks fly as the characters contest for power over each other in a dynamic 90 minutes of comic drama.*AEA members



Open:   05/18/12
Close:   06/10/12

05/18/12- 7:30
05/19/12- 2:00
05/19/12- 7:30
05/20/12- 3:00
05/24/12- 7:30
05/25/12- 7:30
05/31/12- 7:30
06/02/12- 2:00
06/02/12- 7:30
06/03/12- 3:00
06/07/12- 7:30
06/08/12- 7:30
06/09/12- 2:00
06/09/12- 7:30
06/10/12- 3:00
Theater:   The New School for Drama
Address:   151 Bank Street
New York, NY 10014
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