Don’t You F**king Say a Word is a play about love and hate, about friendly and not so friendly competition. Tennis is just tennis...until it isn't.
In this structurally innovative comic drama, which takes place simultaneous over the course of a single tennis match, and over the course of two years, Kate and Leslie explore the complexities of their boyfriends’ competitive spirits. Russ has a temper. Brian has been known to cheat. As their weekly tennis sets play out aggressively on stage, Kate and Leslie dissect their friendship and rivalry in a volley of sharp observation and wry wit. An explosive comedy about love, relationships, and the consequences of a lousy backhand.
The cast will feature Michael Braun (The Crucible on Broadway; War Horse at Lincoln Center; Much Ado About Nothing at The Public), Jennifer Lim (Caught with PlayCo at La MaMa; The World of Extreme Happiness at MTC; Theater World Award and Drama Desk nominee for Chinglish), Bhavesh Patel (The Other Thing with Second Stage; Indian Ink with Roundabout; War Horse at Lincoln Center), and Jeanine Serralles (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominee for Gloria with Vineyard Theatre; Drama League nomination for The Black Eyed at NYTW; Drama Desk nominee for Hold Please with Working Theater).
The creative team will include Sound Design by Amy Altadonna (Cal in Camo with Colt Coeur at Rattlestick; Alter-Ego at NYTW; NYIT Award nomination for Mill Fire with Retro Productions), Costume Design by Asta Bennie Hostetter (The Wolves with Playwrights Realm; Men on Boats with Clubbed Thumb at Playwrights Horizons; The Way West with LAByrinth), Set Design by Amy Rubin (Ike at Night at Under the Radar; War Lesbian at Dixon Place; Assistant on Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), and Lighting Design by Masha Tsimring (The Wolf in the River at The Flea; Wyoming with Lesser America; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Triad Stage).
About the Company: Andy Bragen Theatre Projects
Andy Bragen Theatre Projects is an NYC-based writer-centered company that produces formally ambitious, highly theatrical plays. Building upon the legacy of 13P, ABTP believes in the value and vision of independent artists and producers, in a “de-institutionalized’ model, wherein artists are given the direct support they need to realize their work. By demonstrating the viability of a playwright-centered model, and by sharing this approach with other aspiring writers/producers, ABTP aspires to have a significant impact on the way theatre is made in NYC and regionally.
Theater: 59E59 Theaters
Address: 59 East 59th Street
New York, NY
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