Zoo Theatre directors David Mishook, Meg Keene, and Tony Award Nominee and Theatre World Award recipient Jonathan C. Kaplan are pleased to announce the company's upcoming revival of Maria Irene Fornes' "Mud," which opens a limited four-day run on Thursday, February 24.
"Mud" - the second show of the company's first season - is a dark comedy that offers a biting comment on poverty in America. Fornes introduces audiences to a world where an object as simple as a book can bring salvation. Mae, a woman desperately trying to improve her lot in life, lives with her sickly companion Lloyd in a small house on the fringes of America. When Mae brings local man Henry into her home, she feels her life has finally improved -- until an accident renders Henry paralyzed. Mae ultimately learns that she is the only one that can truly save herself, if she can find a way out.
"Mud," features a cast of talented young actors on the rise - including Haley Channing (Mae), James Gash (Henry), and Adrian Roman (Lloyd) - and will show at the John Houseman Studio Theater, 452 West 42nd Street, New York, NY (btw. 9th and 10th Ave.).
Scheduled performances are as follows:
Thursday, Feb 24 @ 8:00pm
Friday, Feb 25 @ 8:00pm and 10:00pm
Saturday, Feb 26 @ 3:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday, Feb 27 @ 3:00pm
Tickets are $20 for each performance, and can be purchased by calling 212.352.3101, or visiting
Zoo Theatre is a collaborative and dynamic company of young artists dedicated to exploring a single relevant cultural issue each season. Through new and classic works, Zoo aims to create a exchange of ideas and awaken a broader audience to the joy of vibrant theater.
The company's first season, "Making it in America," commenced in February with a nearly sold out run of the world premiere of Casey McCabe's "Dreaming of Norton" and continues with "Mud" and a third exciting work in April. Visit zootheatre.org for details and more.
Added by LACerand on February 16, 2005