Play Nice! at 59e59' Theatre B from 8 - 27 Mar

59E59 Theaters present Ego Actus Design's NY premiere of Play Nice!, by Robin Rice Lichtig, a gothic fairy tale based on Jean Genet’s The Maids.

The show opens at 59e59's Theatre B on the 15 Mar 2011, following previews from 8 Mar, and runs through to 27 Mar 2011.

Play Nice!: Isabelle, Luce and Matilda live in a perfect home in the idyllic suburb Ridgewood, New Jersey. But when the front door closes, their home is far from ideal, and they spend most of their days hiding from their abusive mother in the attic.

On Thanksgiving, Mother was poisoned. She is now on her way home from the hospital, and the children fear her wrath as she determines which child tried to kill her. Will their power of imagination, the most valuable weapon in their arsenal, be enough to cope with the Dragon Queen?

Directed by Joan Kane, Play Nice! features Debby Brand, Andrew Broussard, Laura Hankin and Lauren Roth.

The show has set design by Jason Simms, costumes by Cat Fisher, lighting by Bruce A Kraemer, and sound by Jason T. Hurley.

Robin Rice Lichtig (playwright). 2010: 'The Power of Birds' in NY (3Graces); 'Listen! The River' in South Africa' (3Fates); 'Searching for a New Sun' in Berlin (OneHeart); 'Play Nice!' in MD (Venus).

Joan Kane (director) has directed plays and readings at Theater for the New City, Cell Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, East Lynne Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, Theatre of the Open Eye, University of the Streets, NADA, Henry Street Settlement, Samuel French OOB Festival, Strawberry Festival, and the Hudson River Museum. Joan wrote and directed 'The Trial of Mary Reade' for the Sackett Group.