by Lee Blessing - Time Magazine's "Best Play of the Year" (1988)
The Seeing Place Theater, known for intense & intimate ensemble work, brings you TWO ROOMS by Lee Blessing, the story of an American kidnapping by terrorists in Beirut which sets off a brutal tug of war between the US Government and the Media - and a wife caught in the middle.
After an American teacher is held hostage in a windowless cubicle in the Middle East, his wife, Lainie, finds herself (and the US Government) powerless to do anything about it. In order to symbolically share his ordeal, she strips a room in their home bare and holds a vigil for him until she can garner enough media attention to strong-arm the State Department into action. As Michael’s life hangs precariously in the balance, Lainie must deal with a story-hungry reporter and an emotionally detached bureaucrat while hoping to find a way to reconnect with her husband.
Named "Best Play of the Year" by Time Magazine in 1988, TWO ROOMS is a revealing portrait of solitude and devotion reverberating with everyday headlines - a love story interrupted by the things we most try to ignore.
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TWO ROOMS runs February 21 - March 9, 2014
Wed-Sat @ 9pm, Sat-Sun @ 4pm
Running Time: 95 minutes, no intermission
This play runs in rotating repertory with DYING CITY, Pulitzer Prize Finalist by Christopher Shinn. (Tickets: http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=dyi822)
The Seeing Place @ ATA's Sargent Theater
314 West 54th St. 4th Floor. NYC
Directed by Brandon Walker*
Starring Alexandra Hellquist, Justin Hoch, Logan Keeler, and Lila Smith*. (* = member, AEA)
WHO IS THE SEEING PLACE?
The Seeing Place is an actor-driven company which, by placing a keen focus on behavioral storytelling, has become well-known for intense and intimate, ensemble work. Productions are rehearsed in a structured, organic manner, involving heavy script analysis and improvisation. Emphasis is placed on elements of acting craft, allowing actors the freedom to discover the story with the audience on a nightly basis. There is very little action that is "blocked" or staged, and many audience members have commented that they feel like a fly-on-the-wall observer of a real event.
Little House on the Ferry is, at its club beating heart, a love story. It follows a group of friends in a share house one late summer weekend. At the center is Randall, our hero, who is reluctantly in an open relationship with his older boyfriend, Timothy. Joining them at the house is Donnie, the dotting and wise House Mom, the ever-popular Max the muscle boy, and their wide-eyed house guest Antonio. When one of Randall's old flames, Jake, turns up at Tea (happy hour), hilarity and drama ensues for everyone. In the world of passionate affairs and meat racks, pain and vanity, what does it mean to be in love? Between Tea and sunrise, we might just find out with our Little House on the Ferry.
Keywords - Gay - Musical - 12 Songs - Fire Island
Main Character Breakdown:
- Randall (30s) Handsome Leading man, loyal, honest, mixed emotions and a bit lost as he arrives at a cross-roads in his romantic life.
- Timothy (40s) Randall’s older boyfriend. Very status and looks conscious. He’s needy and controlling. He’s a giver with his money, but a taker with most everything else.
- Jake (20s) A lover, a dreamer and endlessly optimistic. He likes to rock the boat.
- Donnie (40s) The gang’s caregiver. He’s been there and done that. Sarcastic and funny, but has the battle scars of a challenging life.
- Antonio (early 20s) Passionate Latino, curious, spontaneous and friendly with major crush on Max.
- Max (30s) Easy going, extreme body builder with a surprising intellect.