Housewives of Mannheim: at 59E59's Theater B

59E59 Theaters presents the New York premiere of The Housewives Of Mannheim, written by Alan Brody and directed by SuzAnne Barabas, as part of their Americas Off Broadway festival. The play is produced by New Jersey Repertory Company, by special arrangement with Pat Addiss and Vasi Laurence.

The Housewives Of Mannheim opens 14 May 2010, following previews from 6 May and runs trough to 6 Jun 2010.

The Housewives Of Mannheim: 1944. While War is raging overseas, May, Alice, and Billie are home in Brooklyn marking the days until the men return. Into their carefully crafted world enters Sophie, a woman who has fled the Holocaust, and her appearance on the scene threatens the delicate equilibrium that the housewives have so skillfully created.

The creative team features set design by Jessica Parks, costumes by Patricia E. Doherty and lighting by Jill Nagle.

Cast for The Housewives Of Mannheim is still to be announced.

The Housewives Of Mannheim had its world premiere at the New Jersey Repertory Company in 2009, after a number of developmental workshops in Boston and Indiana.

Alan Brody's (playwright) plays include 'Invention for Fathers and Sons,' 'The Company of Angels,' 'Five Scenes From Life,' 'Greytop in Love,' 'One-on- One,' 'Small Infinites,' 'Reckoning Time: A Song of Walt Whitman' (wrote in collaboration with composer Peter Child). Brody is also the author of two novels, 'Coming To' (1973) and 'Hey Lenny, Hey Jack' (1975). He is currently Professor of Theater Arts at MIT where for ten years he was Associate Provost for the Arts.

SuzAnne Barabas (Director) is the Artistic Director of the New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch, NJ. For NJ Rep, she has directed 'Find Me a Voice,' 'North Fork,] ]Immortal Interlude,' 'Octet,' 'Till Morning Comes,' 'Maggie Rose,' 'Getting in Touch With My Inner B*tch,' 'The Adjustment,' 'Emil,' 'Ten Percent of Molly Snyder,' 'Romulus,' 'Klonsky and Schwartz,' 'Apostasy,' 'Women Who Steal,' 'Apple,' 'The Housewives of Mannheim,' 'Evie's Waltz' and 'Dead Ringer.'

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