January 19 - February 05, 2017
Thursday to Saturday at 7PM; Sunday at 4PM
Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor)
Written and Directed by:
Neil LaBute | Marco Calvani | Marta Buchaca
Theater | US Premiere
Co-production by: La MaMa E.T.C, Grec 2016 Festival de Barcelona,
Mixó Italy, & Sala Beckett/Obrador Internacional de Dramatúrgia
In collaboration with Umanism LLC New York and 369 gradi Rome
Run Time: 95mins
Three authors. Three plays. Three directors. One show.
| GABBY BEANS | MARGARET COLIN | GIA CROVATIN | DALIA DAVI | RICHARD KIND | VICTOR SLEZAK |
Following the success of the first two editions of AdA - Author directing Author – which resulted from a collaboration between the American and Italian writers/directors Neil LaBute and Marco Calvani culminating in the presentation of international premieres of four new plays performed in three different languages, the Spanish writer and director Marta Buchaca joins AdA for the third edition of the project. After HOME and DESIRE, this third edition of AdA revolves around one theme: POWER. Each playwright wrote a one-act play that one of the other writers directs. These three US premieres will be performed together in a single show.
“I don’t know what I can save you from”
By Neil LaBute
Directed by Marco Calvani
with Richard Kind & Gia Crovatin
An estranged father and daughter meet to negotiate a new relationship between themselves. Old wounds surface and new ones appear as they grapple with the past, present and future of the bond they have. In the end, there will be a price to be paid for continuing on as parent and child.
“After the Dark”
By Marco Calvani
Translated by Allison Eikerenkoetter
Directed by Marta Buchaca
with Margaret Colin & Gabby Beans
A designer is on a business trip with her young and negligent assistant. Late in their hotel after a night of drinking, the boss, eager to boost her company sales, and her underling, who has other plans for the evening, play a cruel game that reveals their own fragilities and true intentions in the wee hours before sunrise.