About Love, a play with songs and music, opened at the Sheen Center.
March 5, 2020: The Culture Project is presenting About Love, a new play by Nancy Harrow and Will Pomerantz, which opened last night at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture. Based on an exquisite short story, “First Love,” by Ivan Turgenev, About Love follows a young man on a quiet summer vacation with his parents in the Russian countryside, but he soon discovers those months will be the most consequential of his life.
The play features a haunting jazz score by Nancy Harrow played by a quartet of guitar, bass, drums, and violin, and a versatile cast of six actors playing eighteen characters, all within a bold staging by Will Pomerantz, the associate Artistic Director of Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.
Best known for his novel Fathers and Sons, and his play, A Month in the Country, Ivan Turgenev was one of the first Russian writers to achieve international fame. About Love is a fresh re-telling of one of his most memorable stories.
The cast includes Silvia Bond, Helen Coxe, Dan Domingues, Jeffrey Kringer, Tom Patterson, and Jean Tafler. The musicians are Misha Josephs on guitar, Ryan Berg on Bass, Steve Picataggio on drums, and Ben Sutin on violin.
About Love is now playing at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, 18 Bleecker Street, through March 22, 2020.
For tickets and more information go http://www.aboutlovetheplay.com/
Photography: Barry Gordin