In 24 Years by Leslie Ayvazian (Nine Armenians), a couple celebrates their 24th anniversary. Champagne in hand, and huge cast on leg (from an overly enthusiastic soccer mishap), this immobilized husband still manages to stay one step ahead of his exasperated wife and to declare his vows again. Leslie’s play features Jessica Hecht (catch her this summer at the Williamstown Theater Festival in Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House directed by PoA vet Rebecca Taichman! July 19-29) and Dominic Fumusa (Edie Falco’s ex on “Nurse Jackie”). 24 Years is directed by novelist/ playwright/ filmmaker/ director Peter Hedges (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, Baby Anger, About a Boy, Dan in Real Life). Stay tuned after the performance for a conversation moderated by our Producing Artistic Director, Claudia Catania. And happy anniversaries!
In I'm With Ya, Duke, by Oscar and Tony winner Herb Gardner (A Thousand Clowns, I'm Not Rappaport), Jerry Stiller plays a fruit vendor dreaming of the good old days when Duke Snider played for the Brooklyn Dodgers and there was someone "ya could root for." Duke and the other Dodgers who won the 1947 pennant: Amoros, Gilliam, Campanella, Furillo, Hodges, Padres are his heart and Red Barber his voice as he faces impending surgery, know-it-all doctors and crazy kids. Featuring Jerry Stiller ("Seinfeld"), Fiana Toibin, and Gordon MacDonald ("Saving Grace"). Directed by John Rando (Tony winner Urinetown). Stay tuned after the performance for a conversation with the director moderated by our Artistic Director, Claudia Catania.