'151st Street,' 'Unconditional' lead lineup
World-premiere productions of Bob Glaudini’s “A View From 151st Street” and Brett C. Leonard’s “Unconditional” lead the 16th season lineup for Off Broadway’s LAByrinth Theater Company.
A story of cops, robbers, dealers, hustlers, husbands and wives, “151st Street” follows Glaudini’s “Jack Goes Boating,” which was a hit for LAByrinth during the just-concluded season, in a production that starred company co-artistic directors Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz. The new play is scheduled for a fall run, with Peter Dubois again directing.
Mark Wing-Davey will stage “Unconditional,” which weaves together nine racially and sexually charged New York stories. That play will run in winter 2008. LAByrinth previously produced Leonard’s “Guinea Pig Solo.”
Developmental productions scheduled for the season include Rebecca Cohen’s dark comedy, “Penalties & Interest,” and Scott Hudson’s story of tempest-tossed young lovers, “Sweet Storm.”
The season will be LAByrinth’s fifth in residence at the Public Theater.
Prior to kicking off the new season, the company will stage a special three-perf benefit engagement of “The Worst of Bogosian: Solos, Speeches & Rants circa 1980 to 2000,” running June 12-14. Written and performed by Eric Bogosian, the evening of monologues replaces the previously announced “This is Now!” That collaboration between Bogosian and Elliott Sharp has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts.