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“The Itch” Opens at New Ohio

Drama Desk nominated Throes Theater presents the premiere of a new play by Alexandra Zelman-Doring.

September 6, 2017: The Itch playwright Alexandra Zelman-Doring plays Ana, and Gore Abrams plays Simon her 27-year-old twin brother in a tale about co-dependent siblings. The confusingly odd story directed by Theresa Buchheister, which opened at the New Ohio Theater on Christopher Street in the West Village, has a decidedly downtown feel and makes use of film and video projections as well as loud original punk sounding music by Throes Theater with The Petite Brunettes that marks the opening of the play and scene transitions.

Director, Theresa Buchheister, Playwright Alexandra Zelman-Doring

Drama Desk nominated Throes Theater presents the premiere of a new play by Alexandra Zelman-Doring.

September 6, 2017: The Itch playwright Alexandra Zelman-Doring plays Ana, and Gore Abrams plays Simon her 27-year-old twin brother in a tale about co-dependent siblings. The confusingly odd story directed by Theresa Buchheister, which opened at the New Ohio Theater on Christopher Street in the West Village, has a decidedly downtown feel and makes use of film and video projections as well as loud original punk sounding music by Throes Theater with The Petite Brunettes that marks the opening of the play and scene transitions.

THE ITCH runs September 1 – 16 on the following schedule Tuesday – Friday & Sunday at 8pm and Saturday at 6 & 9pm with additional matinees on Wednesday at 2pm. New Ohio Theatre is located at 154 Christopher Street, between Greenwich and Washington Streets in the West Village — accessible from the 1/2 train at Christopher Street. Tickets are $20 for general admission / $15 for students, available at 212-352-3101 or www.newohiotheatre.org.

Photography: Barry Gordin

Cast Alexandra Zelman-Doring, Erik LaPointe, Gore Abrams, Coco Conroy