Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome playwright Kieron Barry for a discussion and signing to celebrate the New York premiere of his play Tomorrow in the Battle. The Thursday, October 26th, 2017, 4:00pm event will be followed by a signing. Admission is free and open to the public. The discussion will be moderated by Garrett Anderson, Literary Asscociate, Samuel French.
Stripped Scripts® (with Executive Producer Greg Schaffert) will present the NYC Premiere of Kieron Barry’s Tomorrow in the Battle, directed by Tana Sirois (The Last Eden with Dirt [contained] Theatre Company) at Theater 511 (511 West 54th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue), October 11-28 with performances Monday through Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 7pm & 10pm, and Saturday at 3pm & 7pm. Tickets ($25-$59) are available online at strippedscripts.com or by calling 212-352-3101.The New York premiere is being presented at Theater 511 as part of the Ars Nova Fling program. The play runs approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.
What are the consequences when the lies we tell ourselves become the reality of the lives we lead? A tale of obsession and betrayal, Tomorrow in the Battle paints a searing portrait of loyalty and lust, honor and honesty, duty and desire as a group of London’s elite navigate their own professional and moral crises. The cast will feature Patrick Hamilton (Pimm’s Mission with Oberon Theatre Ensemble at 59E59), Ruth Mahala Sullivan (The Popular Truth Game Show at The Brick), and Allison Threadgold (Antigone with Fusion Theater at Theatre Row) with Original Music by Jonathan Sanford (Don’t Mess With Julie Whitfield at Tribeca Film Festival), Set Design by Chika Shimizu (The Seagull at Access Theater with director Lillian Meredith), Lighting Design by David Shocket (Associate on Tick, Tick, Boom! with Keen Company), and Costume Design by Beth Morgan (GLOW on Netflix). Tomorrow in the Battle originally premiered at Stageworks/Hudson in 2012 and Samuel French published the play earlier this year.
Kieron Barry was born in Stratford-upon-Avon. His plays include the verbatim drama Stockwell, which enjoyed two sell-out runs in London in 2009. It was described by The Times in its five-star review as 'more gripping than anything else to be seen in the London theatre' and by the Daily Express as 'stark, stunning... deeply poignant... one of the most important plays of the year.' The play prompted Barry's nomination for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards. His play Tomorrow In The Battle ran at Stageworks Hudson in 2012 and 2014 where it was hailed by the Times Union as 'one of the most remarkable pieces of theatre in recent memory' and by the Berkshire Eagle as 'a spell-binding world premiere'. Most recently his meta-romcom The Official Adventures Of Kieron & Jade ran at Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, New York. His other plays include Mahler & Rachmaninov, Embassyland, Black Soap and Return Of The Dreaded Wim-Wams. Kieron Barry's work as a film director includes Vice, starring Jay O. Sanders and Joel McKinnon Miller, and Seconds.
The Drama Book Shop, currently celebrating its 100th Anniversary Year, is located at 250 West 40th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Events are free and open to the public. For more information, or to browse the shop's online bookstore, visit www.dramabookshop.com.