A NUMBER

Text - Caryl Churchill
Direction – James Macdonald

Scenic Design – Eugene Lee
Costume Design – Gabriel Berry
Lighting Design – Edward Pierce
Sound Design – Darron L West
Production Stage Management – Martha Donaldson

Cast (in alphabetical order):
Bernard……...…….Dallas Roberts
Salter ……………….Sam Shepard

Facility:
New York Theatre Workshop

Facility Address:
79 East 4th Street. Located between Bowery and Second Avenue in the East Village.

Prices:
All tickets, $65.00

Description:
A Number is the latest play from Caryl Churchill (Far Away, Serious Money, Cloud Nine) whom The Times of London calls “the most daring of our dramatists.” As A Number begins, a son confronts his father with the startling knowledge that he has genetically identical counterparts and is merely one of “a number.” Upon this topical foundation, Churchill shifts gears to engage in a penetrating, timeless inquiry aimed at the intersection of morality, nature versus nurture, and the very substance of love. When A Number premiered at London’s Royal Court Theatre in September 2002, The Telegraph said, “What a tremendous play this is, moving, thought-provoking, and dramatically thrilling.”

Dates:
First preview, Tuesday, November 16, 2004; opening night, Tuesday, December 7, 2004; final performance, Sunday, January 16, 2005

Performance schedule:
Tuesday, 7:00pm; Wednesday - Friday, 8:00pm; Saturday, 2:00pm and 8:00pm; Sunday, 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Exceptions:
Saturday, November 20, no 2:00pm performance
Sunday, November 21, no 2:00pm performance
Monday, November 22, added 8:00pm performance
Wednesday, November 24, no performance (Thanksgiving Eve)
Thursday, November 25, no performance (Thanksgiving)
Monday, December 6, added 8:00pm performance
Wednesday, December 8, no performance
Monday, December 20, added 8:00pm performance
Thursday, December 23, no performance
Friday, December 24, no performance (Christmas Eve)
Saturday, December 25, no performance (Christmas)
Monday, December 27, added 8:00pm performance
Wednesday, December 29, added 3:00pm performance
Friday, December 31, special 7:00pm curtain (New Year’s Eve)
Saturday, January 1, no performance (New Year’s Day)

Running time:
Approximately 1 hours and 10 minutes with no intermission

About the artists:
Caryl Churchill's Far Away opened at New York Theatre Workshop in November 2002. Churchill’s other plays include Owners, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Traps, Cloud Nine, Top Girls, Fen, Serious Money, Ice Cream, Mad Forest, The Skriker, Blue Heart, and This Is a Chair.

James Macdonald has been Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre since 1992. Plays directed for the Royal Court include Blasted, 4.48 Psychosis, Hard Fruit, Real Classy Affair, Cleansed, Bailegangaire, Harry and Me, The Changing Room, Simpatico, Peaches, Thyestes, The Terrible Voice of Satan, Hammett’s Apprentice, Putting Two and Two Together. Other theatre includes: Die Kopien (Berlin Schaubühne); 4.48 Psychose (Vienna Burgtheater); The Tempest, Roberto Zucco (RSC); The Triumph of Love (Almeida); Love’s Labour’s Lost, Richard II (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Rivals (Nottingham Playhouse); The Crackwalker (Gate); The Seagull (Sheffield Crucible); Neon Gravy (RNT Studio); Miss Julie (Oldham Coliseum); Juno and the Paycock, Ice Cream & Hot Fudge, Romeo and Juliet, Fool for Love, Savage/Love, Master Harold and the Boys (Contact Theatre); Prem (BAC, Soho Poly).

 

 

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