A new play by Paul Manuel Kane. Directed by Allen lewis Rickman; starring boardwalk empireâ€™s Peter Van Wagner, Lori Wilner and Lauren Klein. Performances begins July 10 at theatre 80
Online PR News – 02-July-2013 – New York, New York – NEW YORK -- Dancing on Nails, a new play by Paul Manuel Kane, will begin performances July 10th, with the Opening on Wednesday, July 24th at 7pm at Theatre 80, located at 80 St. Marks Place (just west of First Ave.)
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Under the direction of Allen Lewis Rickman, the cast of Dancing on Nails will feature Peter Van Wagner (Isaac Ginsburg on â€śBoardwalk Empireâ€ť), Lori Wilner (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK), Lauren Klein (LOST IN YONKERS, OTHER DESERT CITIES), Marco Greco (HANNIBAL, SLEEPERS), and Jazmyn Richardson (â€śParty at Micahâ€™sâ€ť).
Heâ€™s Jewish and sheâ€™s Black. Heâ€™s 50 and sheâ€™s 20. And itâ€™s 1953. The new comedy Dancing On Nails explores the challenging relationship between a lonely middle-aged shopkeeper and his young African-American employee in 1950s Greenwich Village.
Playwright Paul Manuel Kane has authored the plays FLORABEL (Playbox Theatre), NEW YORK STORIES (Roy Arias Theater) and RED WING CARA CARA (Altered Stages). His numerous awards include the International Playwriting Award (1st prize) - Vancouver, the Samuel French Merit Award and the Writerâ€™s Digest Award. Director Allen Lewis Rickman directed Off-Broadwayâ€™s The Lady Next Door and A Novel Romance ; he co-wrote and directed THE BIG BUPKIS: A COMPLETE GENTILEâ€™S GUIDE TO YIDDISH VAUDEVILLE; and he co-adapted, directed, wrote supertitles for, and acted in the Drama Desk-nominated Yiddish version of Gilbert and Sullivanâ€™s THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. Other directing credits include works at EST, Pulse and Lincoln Centerâ€™s Bruno Walter Auditorium. His acclaimed revue THE ESSENCE, which he wrote, directed and performed in, has toured widely and was published in an anthology edited by the late Harvey Pekar.
Scenic design for Dancing On Nails is by Vicki R. Davis, with costume design by Gail Cooper-Hecht and lighting design by Michael Gottlieb.
Dancing On Nails will play a limited Off-Broadway engagement through August 29th. The performance schedule is Wednesdays at 3 & 7pm, with special Thursday matinees at 3pm. Tickets are $55 and are available through www.DancingOnNails.com.
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