Play Yourself


Text Harry Kondoleon
Direction Craig Lucas

2001/02 Season

June 19, 2002—August 4, 2002

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As a forgotten Hollywood movie “bad girl” nears the end of her years, she attempts to rewrite the script of her daughter’s life. Miraculously, by the end of the play, everyone gets what they need in Harry Kondoleon’s Play Yourself.

“Harry Kondoleon has been at the heart of New York Theatre Workshop longer than I have,” said artistic director James C. Nicola. “The very first play we produced–a co-production with Playwrights Horizons–was Harry’s Christmas on Mars. I first fell deeply in love with Play Yourself fifteen years ago while I was at Arena Stage. I came here in 1988 with the hope of doing the play, and only now have we gathered together the very special artists that Harry’s work demands.”

Scenic Design John McDermott
Costume Design Catherine Zuber
Lighting Design Ben Stanton
Original Music and Sound Design David Van Tieghem
Stage Manager Antonia Gianino
Assistant Stage Manager Erika Timperman

with Ann Guilbert, Juan Carlos Hernandez, Elizabeth Marvel, Marian Seldes