Vogel’s ‘Hot’ for Signature Theater

Production to run March 8 - May 1

The New York premiere of “Hot ‘n’ Throbbing” will be the third and final production of the Signature Theater Company’s 2004-05 season, dedicated to the plays of Paula Vogel.

Les Waters directs the production, which runs March 8-May 1 with a March 28 opening night at Signature’s Peter Norton Space.

“Hot” is about a woman who writes erotic screenplays to support her troubled teen son and daughter while trying to keep her estranged, obsessive husband away from the three of them.

Cast features Lisa Emery, Suli Holum, Elias Koteas, Tom Nelis, Matthew Stadelmann and Rebecca Wisocky.

Set design is by Mark Wendland, costume design by Ilona Somogyi, lighting design by Robert Wierzel and sound design by Darron L. West. Rachel J. Perlman is the production stage manager.

Separately, the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. recently announced that Signature, along with the Joyce Intl. Dance Center, the Freedom Center and the Drawing Center, has been selected to be part of the World Trade Center Site, with occupation currently targeted for 2009. At its new home, which will include three theaters seating 499, 299 and 199, Signature will produce works by established playwrights as well as works by early to midcareer writers. The facility’s public space will offer a forum for staged readings and lectures that offer insight into Signature’s work and incorporate the Lower Manhattan community into the daily life of the center.

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Signature’s founding artistic director is James Houghton; executive director is Kathryn M. Lipuma. Kate Loewald is the 2004-05 guest artistic director.