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A Lifetime Burning at 59E59's Theater A


Primary Stages launches its 25th anniversary season of new works celebrating the female playwright with the world premiere of A Lifetime Burning by Cusi Cram, opening at 59E59's Theater A on 11 Aug 2009, following previews from 28 Jul and running through to 5 Sep 2009.

With direction by Pam MacKinnon, the four-member cast features Jennifer Westfeldt as 'Emma' with Raul Castillo as 'Alejandro,' Isabel Keating as 'Lydia,' and Christina Kirk as 'Tess.'

In A Lifetime Burning, trust fund darling Emma imagines what her life would have been like had she come from a less privileged background. Trouble is, she chronicles her alternate life in a new tell-all �memoir� that was sold for a hefty advance. When Emma is exposed, will her sister, Tess, stand by her? Or will Emma�s deceit destroy their already fractured relationship? This dark comedy brings up questions of legacy, loyalty and what it means to belong.

�This season, Primary Stages is excited to highlight the plays of three exciting voices in the theater,� said Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director. �We are thrilled that Cusi Cram�s play opens our 25th Anniversary Season.�

The creative team includes Kris Stone (Set), Theresa Squire (Costumes), David Weiner (Lights), and Daniel Baker (Sound).

Primary Stages continues its 25th anniversary season with the New York premieres of 'The Night Watcher' written and performed by Charlayne Woodard, with direction by Tony Award-winner Daniel Sullivan, and 'Happy Now?' by Lucinda Coxon, with direction by Liz Dimond.

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