January 30, 2013: 59E59 Theaters welcomes Athena Theatre with the world premiere of THE MAN UNDER, written by Paul Bomba and directed by Benjamin Kamine.
In this 75 minute urban love story, filled with late arrivals and missed connections Lisa, a fiery sexpot infatuated with trains, awakens three best friends to the possibilities of love. Chasing Lisa through the underground labyrinth of New York City’s subway tunnels, a grieving Jeff finds comfort in the exhilaration of dodging the third rail. Meanwhile, Martin and Jennifer explore their own electricity through their obsession with the Yankees. "People are often so close with other people on the subway, but they put up walls," said playwright Paul Bamba " I wanted to explore something about when that wall breaks down. He examines everyday characters in extraordinary circumstances. Are they willing to travel to the end of the line for love?
The production features Paul Bomba, Curran Connor, Veronique Ory and Briana Pozner.
The design team includes Julia Noulin-Merat (scenic design); Charles Forster (lighting design): Lara de Bruijn (costume design); Jerem S. Bloom (sound design). The choreographer is Robert "Tink" Tuftee. Molly Marinik is the dramaturg, Casting is by Judy Bowman
THE MAN UNDER is now playing at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues) for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 17. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday and Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.
Photography: Barry Gordin
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