by Stephen Jeffreys:
Closed November 20, 2010
He was the most notorious rake of the Restoration Age. Meet the Second Earl of Rochester (the Libertine), a complex and fascinating man who reveled in debauchery and the arts. He was an English poet, anti-monarchist Royalist, and an atheist who later converted to Christianity. This provocative and witty play centers on the moment his cynicism is confounded when he falls in love with an actress and his hedonistic lifestyle catches up with him.
All tickets are $18, with low-cost preview performances Nov. 5th, 6th, and 7th at $15.
*Please note, the evening performance on Sunday, November 14th will benefit Nazareth Housing – tickets are $50 and include post-show reception.
To purchase tickets call 212-239-6200
Or visit the Theatre Row Box Office
daily between 12pm – 8pm (410 West 42nd Street).
Dates & Times:
November 5 - 20, 2010
The Libertine will run Wednesdays thru Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 3PM & 7PM.
Special added performance on Tuesday, November 16th at 7PM.
November 5 - 20, 2010
Fri. Nov. 5th @ 8pm
Sat. Nov. 6th @ 3pm & 8pm
Sun. Nov. 7th @ 3pm
Regular run November 8th thru Nov. 20th. Tickets are $18
Mon. Nov. 8th @ 7pm $18 with post show Reception
(Free drinks and Apps in the adjacent theatre row lounge)
Wed. Nov. 10th @ 8pm
Thurs. Nov. 11th @ 8pm
Fri. Nov. 12th @ 8pm
Sat. Nov. 13th @ 8pm
Sun. Nov. 14th @ 3pm
*Special Benefit Performance Sun. Nov. 14th @ 7pm for Nazareth Housing.
Half of the proceeds will be donated to our partner Nazareth Housing. Tickets are $50.
Tues. Nov. 16th @ 7pm
Wed. Nov. 17th @ 8pm
Thurs. Nov. 18th @ 8pm
Fri. Nov. 19th @ 8pm
Sat. Nov. 20th @ 8pm
Directed by Eric Tucker (who recently directed a critically acclaimed production of Macbeth in Los Angeles),
The Libertine will star Joseph W. Rodriguez*(Buffalo Hair, Children of the Sun, King Lear) as the Earl of Rochester, and will feature Playhouse Creatures Theatre company members Libby Arnold, Eric Doss*, and Patricia Duran*. The cast also includes Tom O'Keefe*, Ross Hurwitz, Sarah Koestner*, Claire Warden, and Harry Oram.
The production will feature original musical composition by Edward Davis, scenic design by Laura Taber Bacon, lighting design by Les Dickert, and costume design by Angela Huff. David Anzuelo is the fight-director. The production stage manager is Gina Costagliola.
London born Stephen Jeffreys is a multi award-winning playwright. His other works include The Clink, A Going Concern, A Jovial Crew, andLost Land. He also wrote the screenplay to the film version of The Libertine, starring Johnny Depp.
*Denotes Member of Actors Equity Association.
Meet The CAST and CREW of The Libertine
Joseph W. Rodriguez (Earl of Rochester - "The Libertine")
Has appeared in over thirty plays Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, and regionally, including: Hamlet,King Lear (A.R.T), Buffalo Hair (Joseph Papp Public), Children of the Sun (Kennedy Center), Lisbon Traviata (Seattle Rep), Richard III,Macbeth, The Normal Heart, American Buffalo, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Boys Next Door, As You Like It and most recently Closer. Film/Television: Glory, The Opposite of Sex, Desolation Angels, Against the Law, Guiding Light, As The World Turns, Another World.
Rest of cast (In alphabetical order, all cast may also appear as ensemble players)
Libby Arnold (Jane)
Libby Arnold is honored to collaborate with this talented group of artists on The Libertine. Some recent Regional & NYC credits include Six by Tenn (Playhouse Creatures); Eleanor Descending (FACT Theatre); Pursuit of Happiness, Suddenly Last Summer, The Dead Guy, (Hippodrome State Theatre); The Cherry Orchard, The Man of Mode and the world premiere ofThe Cornbread Man (Nadine McGuire Theatre). M.F.A. in Acting from University of Florida; B.A. from The College of Santa Fe, NM.
Eric Doss (Alcock, Charles II)
NYC Playhouse Creatures: Six by Tenn: (The Municipal Abattoir/Pink Bedroom), Frog and Peach: Much Ado about Nothing,(Dogberry), AYLI (le Beau, Amiens). REGIONAL: 5 seasons with the Houston Shakespeare Festival playing a variety of character roles. Shakesperare Santa Fe, Santa Fe Stages, Santa Fe Performing Arts. Other Favorites Include: Mac Wellman’s: Dracula (Dr. Seward), sic (Theo) and One Flea Spare (Kabe). He has worked with Basil Twist, HGO, Mildred’s Umbrella, Stages Rep, Ensemble Theatre, bobbindoctrin Puppet theatre, New Mexico Rep. EricDoss.com
Patricia Duran (Elizabeth Barry)
NYC credits: Playhouse Creatures’ Hello From Bertha/Pink Bedroom, One Night in theValley at INTAR, Mabou Mines (Porco Morto) directed by Lee Breuer. Regional: Alley Theatre: (Our Lady of 121st Street, A Christmas Carol), Stages Repertory Theatre (Blood Wedding, The Cook),Barksdale Theatre (Boleros for the Disenchanted), Boston Marriage, The Long Christmas Ride Home, Triptych, and Mac Wellman’s Dracula, among others. She earned her theatre BA at College of Santa Fe. PatriciaDuran.com
Ross Bennett Hurwitz-(Etheridge)
Ensemble Studio Theatre: Burning Leaves-reading (Jesse), Shakespeare & Co: The Amorous Quarrel (Erastus), Measure for Measure (Claudio/ Froth/ Varrius) and Wordplay (Cooke). Actor's Shakespeare Project: Taming of the Shrew (Bianca, Elliot Norton Award nominee). Other production include Gypsy (LA), Cabaret (Hermann), The Producers (Ensemble/ dancer), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Aggie/Dogette), Much Ado About Nothing (Conrade), City of Angels (Jimmy Powers). Training: BFA in Musical Theatre from Emerson College. .RossBennettHurwitz.com
Sarah Koestner: (Elizabeth Malet) Regional credits include: Over the River and Through the Woods and A Month of Sundays with The Public Theatre (ME), The Maids, Doubt and One Good Marriage with The Garage Theatre Group and She Stoops to Conquer with Centenary Stage. New York credits include: Shining Days with Lovestreet Theatre, Betrayal at Teatro La Tea and Patriot Acts part of The New York International Theatre Festival. She has her MFA from Rutgers University. SarahKoestner.com
TOM O’KEEFE (Charles Sackville)
Regional: The Taster (Shakespeare & Co.); From Orchids to Octopi (Central Square, Cambridge); Measure for Measure (Shakespeare & Co.,); Wordplay (Shakespeare & Co.); Humble Boy (Publick, Boston); Questa (Court, LA); Little Gentleman (Laurel Grove, LA); Choice Words (Hollywood Court, LA); and Sin (Hayworth, LA). TV: CSI; Criminal Minds; The Shield; ER; and Rules of Engagement. Film: You Know Where to Find Me; A New Tomorrow; Avenging Angel; and Crash N’ Burn.
Harry Oram (Billy Downs)
Trained at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute. He has performed with Frog and Peach Theater Company in As You Like It (Orlando) and Much Ado About Nothing. Most recently he was seen in Central Park, as Hercules in 'Alcestis' by the American Thymele Company. Harry has his own film production company (Bed Of Flames Productions), but cannot stay away from the stage and is delighted to work with this group of talented actors.
Claire Warden (Mrs. Will and Mrs. Luscombe)
Credits include Charlotte Payne Townsend in Engaging Shaw (Abingdon Theatre, NYC), Rosie Pye, Humble Boy (The Boston Publick Theatre); Ruth, The Lover – A Celebration of Harold Pinter (Shakespeare and Company). UK credits include Hecuba, The Trojan Women (MAC Theatre); Portia, Merchant of Venice (The National Theatre Student Company) and Narrator, Woman of the Sidhe (Associated Gate Theatre, Dublin). Film credits include Mothers Day, Warrior Sisters and Jack the Ripper: An Ongoing Mystery. Claire has also appeared in featured roles in numerous UK television shows. clairewarden.com
Directing credits include: The Belle of Belfast, Cherry Lane; Hamlet (with William Hurt, Stella Adler Theatre, Los Angeles); Macbeth (nominated Best Overall Production and Best Director, L.A. Critics); The Libertine, The Chernuchin; Women of Will (Mercury Theatre, Colchester, England and Shakespeare and Co, Lenox, MA); Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet (Trinity Repertory Company); Pinter’s Mirror, Bad Dates (Shakespeare and Co.); Closer (Gene Frankel); 16 E (The Kraine); Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, Measure for Measure (Redlands Shakespeare Festival); Man of La Mancha, Sanctuary (North American Premiere; Veterans Center for the Performing
Arts); Watership Down (World Premiere; Burning Coal); Macbeth, Closer (SFGT); The Voyage of the Carcass (Brown Playwrights Festival); Angels in America: Parts I & II, Hamlet (Beowulf); Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest (Trinity Conservatory); Saint Joan, Macbeth (Bighead).
- Production Stage Manager:
Gina has stage managed in NYC, regionally, and abroad. Favorite credits include Miracle in Rwanda (international tour), The Full Monty (ReVision Theatre), Urinetown (DeBaun) The Bikinis (ReVision Theatre; with Cheryl Freeman & Annie Golden), Platanos & Collard Greens (Florence Gould Hall; AUDELCO award), Twist (MITF; Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Music), Fools in Love (Manhattan Ensemble Theatre), Tempest (Cherry Lane Studio), Sleeping Beauty (ATAFYnational tour), The Libertine (Chernuchin Theatre), and La Ronde (Manhattan Theatre Source).
- Original Composer
Edward DavisEdward has shared the stage with Modern English, Jesus Jones, Suzanne Vega, Sky Cries Mary, 10,000 Maniacs, The Kinks and Christina Aguilera. He has scored music for theatre and cinema, including work premiered at Cannes, Sundance and on BBC television. Ed has recorded under the labels Mi5, Aeterna, SubPop, Sony and Warner, and he is a founding member of Bombergirl, an electronic music, dance and animation group. Learn more about Edward at Ed.cm
- Original Costume Design
Angela Huff was born/educated in Dusseldorf and has worked in London, L.A. and New York. Ms. Huff has worked on numerous feature motion pictures including Little Women, The Crucible and Gulliver's Travels. She’s collaborated with opera director, Phillip Parr on productions of La Bohème, Cosi Fan Tutte and The Magic Flute. She has designed numerous productions for Dicapo Opera Theatre and National Lyric Opera Touring Company. Her designs are displayed at the New Globe Theatre London.
More info Coming soon.
- SET DESIGN
Laura Taber Bacon (Scenic Designer) In addition to being a scenic and costume designer, Laura also works as an assistant art director on the “Dr. Oz Show.” Past Credits: Break on Noon (Storm Theatre); The Pajama Game (Amas Musical Theatre); The Children of Eden (Assoc. Design, APAC, NYIT Theatre Award); Closer (Four Dreamers); I'll Never Be Hungry Again, Honus & Me, Over the Tavern, The Pajama Game, & Lend Me a Tenor (Mountain Playhouse); The Consul (Carnegie Mellon Univ.). BFA Carnegie Mellon Univ. Much love to Sam for all his support! rel="external">www.laurataberbacon.com