'Disconnect' at East 13th Street Theatre

The Working TheaterCompany presents the world premiere of Disconnect, by Rob Ackerman, opening at East 13th Street Theatre on the 31 May 2005, following previews from the 27 May. The show is scheduled to close on the 25 Jun 2005.

Disconnect is a new play about married men at moral crossroads. By inviting near strangers to dinner, Steve, a telecommunications consultant, tries to avoid the lies of his life and his work. As the hastily arranged party takes one wrong turn after another, Steve begins to reveal a series of shocking events in his life, and the safe shell that protects both hosts and guests begins to crumble. The play is about love, friendship and telecommunications. We all have newer faster, flashier ways to communicate � but are we really getting any better at it?

Disconnect will be directed by Connie Grappo, with set design by Jim Youmans and lighting by Jack Mehler.

Disconnect, had a workshop production at The Lark Theater.

Playwright Rob Ackerman's first play, 'Origin of the Species', began Off-Off Broadway in Manhattan and became an award-winning independent film starring Amanda Peet. His second play, 'Tabletop', has been produced at resident theatre around the country.

Director Connie Grappo's Off-Broadway credits include 'The Mystery Plays' (Second Stage) and 'Decoding the Tablecloth' (NYC Fringe �04 winner of Best Solo Performance Show); at the Working Theater 'Hold Please' and 'Tabletop' (Drama Desk winner).

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