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THE LANGUAGE OF TREES CONCLUDES 12/14/08

ROUNDABOUT UNDERGROUND

 

Final Week!

 

THE LANGUAGE OF TREES

By Steven Levenson

Directed by Alex Timbers

 

with

Maggie Burke, Natalie Gold, Michael Hayden,

Gio Perez, Michael Warner

 

 concludes its limited engagement Sunday, December 14th, 2008

 

Off-Broadway at the Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

 

Roundabout Theatre Company‘s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of The Language of Trees will play its final performance on Sunday, December 14that 7:00 PM. The Language of Trees, written by Steven Levenson, directed by Alex Timbers and featuring Maggie Burke, Natalie Gold, Michael Hayden, Gio Perez and Michael Warner, plays at the Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

 

On December 14th, The Language of Trees will have played 25 preview performances and 55 regular performances.  The Language of Trees began previews on Friday, October 3rd, 2008 and officially opened on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008.

 

The Language of Trees is the second production of Roundabout Underground, an initiative launched in 2007 to introduce and cultivate artists in Roundabout’s 62-seat Black Box Theatre, at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street, NYC, NY, 10036). 

 

The design team includes Cameron Anderson (sets), Emily Rebholz (costumes), David Weiner (lights) and M.L. Dogg (sound).

 

When an American translator is sent into a U.S. war zone in the Middle East, a friendly neighbor volunteers to help out his wife and young son back at home. As events abroad spiral out of control, the lives of all the characters are turned upside down. The Language of Trees is a boldly theatrical and provocative new play about the fragility of language, the ecology of war and the meaning of neighborliness in an age of terror.

 

Roundabout Underground is an initiative to showcase new plays that either allows an experienced director to go back to his/her creative roots or give a debut production to an emerging writer or director.    Robyn Goodman (Artistic Consultant to the Roundabout), who has significant artistic development experience, is curating the initiative that serves as a creative breeding ground for nurturing new talent.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  The ticket price is $20.00 for all seats. All tickets for The Language of Trees will be issued as General Admission passes for first-come, first-served seating on the show date.

  

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Language of Trees plays Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:00PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30PM.

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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THE LANGUAGE OF TREES AP REVIEW

ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 30, 2008

 

Steven Levenson’s ‘The Language of Trees’ looks at a family fractured by the Iraq war

 

By Michael Kuchwara

 

NEW YORK (AP) – A family fractured by the Iraq war is at the center of “The Language of Trees,” the impressive second offering of Roundabout Underground, a new-play initiative that brings the work of fledgling writers to the stage.

 

Steven Levenson’s play, now on view at the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Black Box Theatre, is ambitious in scope and crams a lot into an overstuffed 90 minutes. But Levenson juggles the various plot strands well under Alex Timbers’ thoughtful, clear-headed direction.

 

The play’s emotional heart is a 7-year-old boy with a mouthful of a name, Eben Trumble-Pinkerstone. He’s a precocious, opinionated lad, played by Gio Perez, an obviously older actor. But go ahead and suspend your disbelief. Perez handles the age gap just fine.

 

Eben’s father, Denton, has been sent to Iraq, not as a soldier but as a translator. It’s a job the man (Michael Hayden) hopes will keep him out of danger. That’s not to be, and Denton is captured and held hostage.

 

The play divides most – but not all – of its scenes between the domestic anxiety of Eben’s home life with the bleak captivity of the incarcerated father.

 

The stateside existence of Eben and his mother (Natalie Gold) is exacerbated by the presence of an older neighbor (Maggie Burke) who wants to be helpful but stirs things up. She’s a woman whose practicality especially irritates the little boy, who’s prone to fanciful imaginings.

 

One of the more intriguing involves the play’s title. “I want to make Dad a picture of a tree that can talk. So he can learn what language trees talk, so he can translate them,” Eben says at one point in the play.

 

What people say or don’t say counts for a lot in “The Language of Trees,” especially in the prickly relationship between the mother and her neighbor. Gold and Burke handle their wariness toward each other with a frosty believability that you know eventually will thaw.

 

But Levenson doesn’t confine his play to realistic family drama. The evening veers into fantasy in Denton’s tomblike cell when President Clinton (Michael Warner in a not particularly exact imitation of the former chief executive) makes a surprise appearance.

 

Guess what? Both men miss the ’90s, sentiment that seems particularly pertinent these days.

 

It’s one of the lighter moments in a play that gets increasingly somber as it works toward an inevitable conclusion. Even though tragedy is expected, the ending still carries a punch that makes one want to see what Levenson will write next.

  Click here to read the review:
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g6BW7Fygn0qdSqittHAzam5DMngQD944EH8G0

ROUNDABOUT’S THE LANGUAGE OF TREES OPENS TONIGHTS

ROUNDABOUT UNDERGROUND 

 

Roundabout Theatre Company’s

production of

THE LANGUAGE OF TREES

 

OPENS TONIGHT WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29th!

 

By Steven Levenson

Directed by Alex Timbers

 

With

Maggie Burke, Natalie Gold, Michael Hayden,

Gio Perez and Michael Warner

 

The Language of Trees is the second production of Roundabout Underground,

an initiative launched in 2007 to introduce and cultivate artists in a 62-seat

Black Box Theatre within the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company‘s production of The Language of Trees opens tonight, Wednesday, October 29th at the Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). 

 

The Language of Trees is a new play by Steven Levenson, directed by Alex Timbers, featuring Maggie Burke as “Kay Danley,” Natalie Gold as “Loretta Trumble-Pinkerstone,” Michael Hayden  as “Denton Pinkerstone,” Gio Perez as “Eben Trumble-Pinkerstone” and Michael Warner as “Bill Clinton.” 

 

The Language of Trees is playing a limited engagement through December 14th, 2008.

 

The Language of Trees is the second production of Roundabout Underground, an initiative launched in 2007 to introduce and cultivate artists in Roundabout’s 62-seat Black Box Theatre, at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street, NYC, NY, 10036).  All tickets for Roundabout Underground productions are $20. The inaugural production of Roundabout Underground was a sold-out run of Stephen Karam’s acclaimed play Speech & Debate, which extended twice.

 

The design team includes Cameron Anderson (sets), Emily Rebholz (costumes), David Weiner (lights) and M.L. Dogg (sound).

 

When an American translator is sent into a U.S. war zone in the Middle East, a friendly neighbor volunteers to help out his wife and young son back at home. As events abroad spiral out of control, the lives of all the characters are turned upside down. The Language of Trees is a boldly theatrical and provocative new play about the fragility of language, the ecology of war and the meaning of neighborliness in an age of terror.

  

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  The ticket price is $20.00 for all seats. All tickets for The Language of Trees will be issued as General Admission passes for first-come, first-served seating on the show date.

  

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Language of Trees will play Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:00PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30PM.

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES THE FULL CAST FOR THE LANGUAGE OF TREES

ROUNDABOUT UNDERGROUND 

THE LANGUAGE OF TREES

By Steven Levenson

Directed by Alex Timbers

With

Maggie Burke, Natalie Gold, Michael Hayden, Gio Perez, Michael Warner

Previews begin Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Opens officially on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

The Language of Trees is the second production of Roundabout Underground,

an initiative launched in 2007 to introduce and cultivate artists in a 62-seat Black Box Theatre within the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) announces the full cast for The Language of Trees, a new play by Steven Levenson, directed by Alex Timbers. The Language of Trees will feature Maggie Burke as “Kay Danley,” Natalie Gold as “Loretta Trumble-Pinkerstone,” Michael Hayden  as “Denton Pinkerstone,” Gio Perez as “Eben Trumble-Pinkerstone” and Michael Warner as “Bill Clinton.”

The Language of Trees is the second production of Roundabout Underground, an initiative launched in 2007 to introduce and cultivate artists in Roundabout’s 62-seat Black Box Theatre, at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street, NYC, NY, 10036).  All tickets for Roundabout Underground productions are $20. The inaugural production of Roundabout Underground was a sold-out run of Stephen Karam’s acclaimed play Speech & Debate, which extended twice.

The design team will include Cameron Anderson (sets), Emily Rebholz (costumes), David Weiner (lights) and M.L. Dogg (sound).

The Language of Trees will begin preview performances on Saturday, October 4th and will officially open on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008. This will be a limited engagement through December 14th, 2008.

When an American translator is sent into a U.S. war zone in the Middle East, a friendly neighbor volunteers to help out his wife and young son back at home. As events abroad spiral out of control, the lives of all the characters are turned upside down. The Language of Trees is a boldly theatrical and provocative new play about the fragility of language, the ecology of war and the meaning of neighborliness in an age of terror.

Roundabout Underground is an initiative to showcase new plays that will either allow an experienced director to go back to his/her creative roots or give a debut production to an emerging writer or director.    Robyn Goodman (Artistic Consultant to the Roundabout), who has significant artistic development experience, is curating the initiative that will be a creative breeding ground for nurturing new talent.

 The 62-seat Black Box Theatre, below the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre allows Roundabout to take artistic risks that are better suited for a more intimate space. 

 Biographies:

 Maggie Burke (Kay Danley). Broadway: 45 Seconds from Broadway, Twilight of the Golds, Café Crown, Brighton Beach Memoirs. Regional: The Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Sisters Rosensweig, The Innocents’ Crusade, A Shayna Maidel. New York: The New Century, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Dutch Heart of Man, Stopless, Pera Palas, Afterplay, A Body of Water, Driving Miss Daisy, Born Guilty, Approaching Zanzibar. Film/Television: Breaking Upwards, Garmento, Six Degrees of Separation, The Lemon Sisters, Husbands & Wives (Dir. Woody Allen), “Law & Order,” “The Vagina Monologues,” “One Life to Live,” As the World Turns.”

 Natalie Gold (Loretta Trumble-Pinkerstone). Theatre:  The Fever Chart (The Public Theatre), Howard Katz (Roundabout), Brendan (The Huntington), Festen (Broadway), Twelfth Night (N.Y.S.F. – Public Theater), Unfold Me (SPF). TV + Film: “Important Things With Demetri Martin,” “Law and Order”, “Law and Order: CI”, “Six Degrees”, “Without a Trace”, “Guiding Light”, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, and The International

 Michael Hayden (Denton Pinkerstone). A graduate of the Juilliard School, Michael Hayden has been a steady presence on stage, television and film since winning the Theatre World and Drama League awards along with Olivier, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations for his portrayal of Billy Bigelow in the Royal National Theatre/Lincoln Center Theatre production of Rodger and Hammerstein’s Carousel, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Michael received a Tony award nomination for his portrayal of the German defense attorney Oscar Rolfe, opposite Maximillian Schell, in the National Actor’s Theatre production of Judgment at Nuremberg. Other credits include “Adam Nehemiah” in Dessa Rose and “Prince Hal” in Henry IV both at Lincoln Center, “Frank” in Merrily We Roll Along in the critically acclaimed Sondheim Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, “Chris Keller” in the Roundabout Theatre production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons (Drama League Award), “Sparky Watts” in Peter Gurney’s Far East (Drama League Award) at Lincoln Center, “Clifford Bradshaw” in Sam Mendes’ Cabaret at Studio 54, “Chance Wayne” in Sweet Bird of Youth at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC opposite Elizabeth Ashley, “Christy Mahon” in the Guthrie Theatre’s Playboy of the Western World, and “Khonen” in Tony Kushner’s A Dybbuk. He received an American Film Institute Best Actor Award for his performance as “Billy” in Charming Billy. Television credits include two seasons as “Chris Docnovich” on the ABC series Murder One, guest appearances on NBC’s Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, Law and Order CI, Hack, the PBS Great Performance Series adaptation of Far East, the mini-series Bella Mafia, the Fox movie Texas Tragedy, and As the World Turns.

 Gio Perez (Eben Trumble-Pinkerstone). Theatre: October/November (Established Series B), Amazons & Their Men (Ohio Theater), The Secret Agenda of Trees (Cherry Lane Theater), Kingdom (NYMF), The Bacchae (Warsaw International Theater), Troilus and Cressida (37 Arts), Nerds (ETW Mainstage), Oz (PC II), Bob Fosse Review (Oberhavel, Germany Tour), New Voices 2002 (Paper Mill Playhouse), Little Shop of Horrors (Jay Todd Theater), Cabaret (HTHS Black Box Theater), Being Young (Hudson County School Tour), Book of Days (HTHS Black Box Theater); Film: Two Lovers, Be Kind Rewind, Margaret; Television: “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”.

 Michael Warner (Bill Clinton). Shows with The Atlantic, Keen Company, Synapse, The Fire Dept, Soho Rep, among many others.  Boy Steals Train (Fringe First, Best Ensemble), Edinburgh Fringe. TV: “Law and Order,” “L&O: Criminal Intent,” “As The World Turns,” “The Knights of Prosperity.” MFA, Rutgers.

 STEVEN LEVENSON (Playwright).  Steven Levenson’s plays include The Language of Trees, Girls Day, and Almost Stuck. His work has been seen and developed by Roundabout Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New Dramatists, Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory Theatre, and Ashland New Plays Festival. Steven is a member of Youngblood Playwrights Group at EST and Play Group at Ars Nova. He is a graduate of Brown University.

 ALEX TIMBERS (Director).  Alex Timbers is an OBIE Award-winning director and Artistic Director of Les Freres Corbusier. Recent Directing credits include: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Center Theatre Group, LA; co-written with Michael Friedman), Gutenberg! The Musical! (Drama Desk nom.- Best Director of a Musical), Hell House (Drama Desk nom.- Unique Theatrical Experience; St. Ann’s Warehouse), underground (BAM; International Tour), A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant (OBIE Award, New York Theatre Workshop; two Garland Awards including Best Director, Los Angeles), Boozy (also writer; “Ten Best of 2005” by the New York Daily News and Time Out New York), Boom and Dixie’s Tupperware Party (both at Ars Nova), Heddatron. Workshops: Disney Theatricals, Playwrights Horizons, New York Stage and Film, Sh-K-Boom Records. Directing Fellowships: Williamstown, Drama League, Sundance. Alex is currently directing Beyond Therapy for Williamstown Theatre Festival and Bay Street Theatre, as well as developing an original half-hour comedy pilot for 20th Century Fox.

 TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  The ticket price is $20.00 for all seats. All tickets for The Language of Trees will be issued as General Admission passes for first-come, first-served seating on the show date.

 

  PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Language of Trees will play Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:00PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30PM.

 The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre opened on March 17th, 2004 allowing Roundabout to continue its mission to produce new plays by established writers and lesser-known classic plays in the 425-seat Laura Pels Theatre.  The inaugural production at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre was Intimate Apparel, a new play by Lynn Nottage, directed by Daniel Sullivan (2004 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award Best Play, Outer Critics Circle Award Best Play, Outer Critics Circle Award John Gassner Award Best Play, PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award for Lynn Nottage, American Theatre Critic’s Association’s Francesca Primus Award Best Play, Steinberg New Play Award, Audelco Dramatic Production of the Year).  Prior to the launch of Roundabout Underground in October 2007, the 62-seat Black Box Theatre has been used by Roundabout’s education department for its activities including student productions and professional development workshops. 

 Lead support for Roundabout’s new play fund generously provided by: The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Jodi and Daniel Glucksman, The Laura Pels Foundation, Laura S. Rodgers, Stephen and Ruth Hendel, and The Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation.

 Roundabout Theatre Company is one of the country’s leading not-for-profit theatres.  The company contributes invaluably to New York’s cultural life by staging the highest quality revivals of classic plays and musicals as well as new plays by established writers. Roundabout consistently partners great artists with great works to bring a fresh and exciting interpretation that makes each production relevant and important to today’s audiences.

 Roundabout Theatre Company currently produces at three permanent homes each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the Roundabout’s mission.  Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics.  Roundabout’s Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions.  Together these three distinctive venues serve to enhance the work on each of its stages.

 Roundabout Theatre Company productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; New York State Council on the Arts; National Endowment for the Arts; and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. The Westin Hotel is the official hotel of the Roundabout Theatre Company.

 Currently playing at Roundabout is Christopher Durang’s The Marriage of Bette and Boo, directed by Walter Bobbie.  Roundabout’s sold out production of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps is now playing at the Cort Theatre.

 Roundabout Theatre Company‘s upcoming 2008-2009 season will also include Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons, starring Frank Langella, directed by Doug Hughes; Rodgers & Hart’s Pal Joey, starring Stockard Channing, Christian Hoff and Martha Plimpton, directed by Joe Mantello; Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, starring Mary Louise-Parker, directed by Ian Rickson; Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, directed by Graciela Daniele; David Rabe’s Streamers, directed by Scott Ellis and Lisa Loomer’s Distracted featuring Cynthia Nixon, directed by Mark Brokaw.

 Roundabout Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed Broadway production of Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men is currently booking the third year of its multi-award winning tour.  Twelve Angry Men is directed by Tony-nominated director Scott Ellis (Curtains).

www.roundabouttheatre.org

ROUNDABOUT UNDERGROUND ANNOUNCES THE LANGUAGE OF TREE

 

ROUNDABOUT UNDERGROUND

 

Roundabout Theatre Company

Presents

THE LANGUAGE OF TREES

 

By Steven Levenson

Directed by Alex Timbers

 

Previews begin Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Opens officially on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

 

The Language of Trees is the second production of Roundabout Underground,

an initiative launched in 2007 to introduce and cultivate artists in a 62-seat

Black Box Theatre within the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents The Language of Trees, a new play by Steven Levenson, directed by Alex Timbers.

 

The Language of Trees is the second production of Roundabout Underground, an initiative launched in 2007 to introduce and cultivate artists in Roundabout’s 62-seat Black Box Theatre, at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street, NYC, NY, 10036).  All tickets for Roundabout Underground productions are $20. The inaugural production of Roundabout Underground was a sold-out run of Stephen Karam’s acclaimed play Speech & Debate, which extended twice.

 

The Language of Trees will begin previews performances on Friday, October 3rd and will officially open on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008. This will be a limited engagement.

 

When an American translator is sent into a U.S. war zone in the Middle East, a friendly neighbor volunteers to help out his wife and young son. As events abroad spiral out of control, the lives of all the characters are turned upside down. The Language of Trees is a boldly theatrical and provocative new play about the fragility of language, the ecology of war and the meaning of neighborliness in an age of terror.

 

 

 

 

 

Roundabout Underground is an initiative to showcase new plays that will either allow an experienced director to go back to his/her creative roots or give a debut production to an emerging writer or director.    Robyn Goodman (Artistic Consultant to the Roundabout), who has significant artistic development experience, is curating the initiative that will be a creative breeding ground for nurturing new talent.

 

The 62-seat Black Box Theatre, below the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre allows Roundabout to take artistic risks that are better suited for a more intimate space. 

 

Biographies:

 

STEVEN LEVENSON (Playwright).  Steven Levenson’s plays include The Language of Trees, Girls Day, and Almost Stuck. His work has been seen and developed by Roundabout Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New Dramatists, Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory Theatre, and Ashland New Plays Festival. Steven is a member of Youngblood Playwrights Group at EST and Play Group at Ars Nova. He is a graduate of Brown University.

 

ALEX TIMBERS (Director).  Alex Timbers is an OBIE Award-winning director and Artistic Director of Les Freres Corbusier. Recent Directing credits include: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Center Theatre Group, LA; co-written with Michael Friedman), Gutenberg! The Musical! (Drama Desk nom.- Best Director of a Musical), Hell House (Drama Desk nom.- Unique Theatrical Experience; St. Ann’s Warehouse), underground (BAM; International Tour), A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant (OBIE Award, New York Theatre Workshop; two Garland Awards including Best Director, Los Angeles), Boozy (also writer; “Ten Best of 2005” by the New York Daily News and Time Out New York), Boom and Dixie’s Tupperware Party (both at Ars Nova), Heddatron. Workshops: Disney Theatricals, Playwrights Horizons, New York Stage and Film, Sh-K-Boom Records. Directing Fellowships: Williamstown, Drama League, Sundance. Alex is currently directing Beyond Therapy for Williamstown Theatre Festival and Bay Street Theatre, as well as developing an original half-hour comedy pilot for 20th Century Fox.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets will be available in August 2008 by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  The ticket price is $20.00 for all seats. All tickets for The Language of Trees will be issued as General Admission passes for first-come, first-served seating on the show date.

  

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Language of Trees will play Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:00PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30PM.

 

The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre opened on March 17th, 2004 allowing Roundabout to continue its mission to produce new plays by established writers and lesser-known classic plays in the 425-seat Laura Pels Theatre.  The inaugural production at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre was Intimate Apparel, a new play by Lynn Nottage, directed by Daniel Sullivan (2004 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award Best Play, Outer Critics Circle Award Best Play, Outer Critics Circle Award John Gassner Award Best Play, PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award for Lynn Nottage, American Theatre Critic’s Association’s Francesca Primus Award Best Play, Steinberg New Play Award, Audelco Dramatic Production of the Year).  Prior to the launch of Roundabout Underground in October 2007, the 62-seat Black Box Theatre has been used by Roundabout’s education department for its activities including student productions and professional development workshops. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lead support for Roundabout’s new play fund generously provided by: The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Jodi and Daniel Glucksman, The Laura Pels Foundation, Laura S. Rodgers, Stephen and Ruth Hendel, and The Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company is one of the country’s leading not-for-profit theatres.  The company contributes invaluably to New York’s cultural life by staging the highest quality revivals of classic plays and musicals as well as new plays by established writers. Roundabout consistently partners great artists with great works to bring a fresh and exciting interpretation that makes each production relevant and important to today’s audiences.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company currently produces at three permanent homes each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the Roundabout’s mission.  The off Broadway Theatre Center, Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays.  The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics.  Roundabout’s Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions.  Together these three distinctive venues serve to enhance the work on each of its stages.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; New York State Council on the Arts; National Endowment for the Arts; and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. The Westin Hotel is the official hotel of the Roundabout Theatre Company.

 

Productions playing during Roundabout’s 2008 spring season include Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine’s Sunday in the Park with George starring Daniel Evans & Jenna Russell, directed by Sam Buntrock; Christopher Hampton’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses starring Laura Linney & Ben Daniels, directed by Rufus Norris; Christopher Durang’s The Marriage of Bette and Boo, directed by Walter Bobbie.  Roundabout’s sold out production of The 39 Steps transferred to the Cort Theatre on April 29th, 2008.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company‘s upcoming 2008-2009 season will also include Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons, starring Frank Langella, directed by Doug Hughes; Rodgers & Hart’s Pal Joey, directed by Joe Mantello; Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, directed by Graciela Daniele; David Rabe’s Streamers, directed by Scott Ellis and Lisa Loomer’s Distracted featuring Cynthia Nixon, directed by Mark Brokaw.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed Broadway production of Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men has extended its multi-award winning touring production for a second year.  Directed by Tony-nominated director Scott Ellis (Curtains) and starring Richard Thomas as “Juror #8,” Twelve Angry Men is appearing in numerous cities across the country in Spring 2008 including Hartford, Charlotte, Nashville and Toronto.

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

 

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