The Mad Ones' Miles for Mary extends at Playwrights Horizons

The Mad Ones in Miles for Mary

Playwrights Horizons has announced a 2-week extension for the current production of Miles For Mary, created by the theatre troupe known as The Mad Ones and directed by Lila Neugebauer, which began previews at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater on January 11, 2018, and officially opened on January 22. The limited engagement will now run through to February 18, 2018 (instead of February 4).

The play is written by Marc Bovino, Joe Curnutte, Michael Dalto, Lila Neugebauer and Stephanie Wright Thompson; in collaboration with Sarah Lunnie and the creative ensemble of Amy Staats and Stacey Yen.

Synopsis: "It's 1988 and the planning committee for Garrison High School's ninth annual Miles For Mary Telethon is fired up and ready to go. Across subcommittee sessions in the Phys Ed teachers' lounge, The Mad Ones assemble an analog elegy to the camcorder 1980s, Girls Track and Field, and the consecrated American High School."

The cast of Miles for Mary includes The Mad Ones company members Marc Bovino (as Ken Wyckoff), Joe Curnutte (as Rod Dietrich), Michael Dalto (as David Eagan), and Stephanie Wright Thompson (as Sandra Bulkman), as well as Amy Staats (as Brenda Zadakian) and Stacey Yen (as Julie Wyckoff-Barnes).

The creative team features scenic design by Amy Rubin, costume design by Asta Hostetter, lighting design by Mike Inwood and sound design by Stowe Nelson.

Miles for Mary was first staged at The Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn in 2016 and earned a "New York Times Critic's Pick" from Ben Brantley.

Playwrights Horizons is also currently presenting the world premiere of Robert O'Hara's Mankind at the Mainstage Theater until January 28, 2018. The season also includes the world premiere of Lindsey Ferrentino's This Flat Earth, the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's Log Cabin, and the world premiere of Clare Barron's Dance Nation.

(Photo by Jefferson White / The Mad Ones)