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Trick or Treat Opens at 59E59

NYC premiere of a dark comedy with Tony nominee Gordon Clapp

January 20, 2019: Jack Neary’s Halloween drama, Trick or Treat, produced by Northern Stage, opened at 59E59 Theaters for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 24, 2019.  Gordon Clapp, a Tony nominee for Glengarry Glen Ross, plays Johnny, a husband coping with his wife’s Alzheimer disease.  His stress from the challenge of dealing with her illness creates an unusual dilemma that sets in motion a zany series of events in the dark comedy directed by Carol Dunne.

Jenni Putney, Playwright Jack Neary, Gordon Clapp, Kathy McCafferty, Kathy Manfre, David Mason Photo: Barry Gordin

NYC premiere of a dark comedy with Tony nominee Gordon Clapp

January 20, 2019: Jack Neary’s Halloween drama, Trick or Treat, produced by Northern Stage, opened at 59E59 Theaters for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 24, 2019.  Gordon Clapp, a Tony nominee for Glengarry Glen Ross, plays Johnny, a husband coping with his wife’s Alzheimer disease.  His stress from the challenge of dealing with her illness creates an unusual dilemma that sets in motion a zany series of events in the dark comedy directed by Carol Dunne.

Hannah, a pushy neighbor played by Kathy McCafferty, arrives at the front door and will set in motion a madcap series of events that skews the family in crisis.  Kathy Manfre plays the wife Nancy, and Jenni Putney and David Mason play the children, Claire and Teddy, respectively. The press release calls the play “a night of confrontation, mystery, and relentless suspense.” And the Rutland Herald said the evening was “taut, riveting and deeply funny.”

The design team includes Michael Ganio (scenic design); Tyler Perry (lighting design); Allison Crutchfield (costume design); and Ben Montmagny (sound design). Paul West is the Fight Director. The Production Stage Manager is Kristin Herrick.

Performances are Tuesday – Friday at 7 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 7 PM; and Sunday at 2 PM at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison). Single tickets are $25 – $70 ($25 – $49 for 59E59 Members). For tickets call the 59E59 Box Office at 646-892-7999 or visit www.59e59.org
Production Photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp

Photography: Barry Gordin

Jenni Putney, David Mason
Photo: Barry Gordin
Playwright Jack Neary
Photo: Barry Gordin
Jenni Putney, Playwright Jack Neary, Gordon Clapp, Kathy McCafferty, Kathy Manfre, David Mason
Photo: Barry Gordin
Kathy McCafferty, Jenni Putney, Gordon Clapp – Photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp

Trick or Treat