Bryony Lavery Play Has American Premiere at Stageworks/Hudson

Jason Babinsky and Emily Gardner Hall in 'Stockholm' (Photo Rob Shannon)

Jason Babinsky and Emily Gardner Hall in ‘Stockholm’ (Photo Rob Shannon)

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Stockholm, an award-winning play by Tony Award-nominated playwright Bryony Lavery, gets its American premiere at Stageworks/Hudson from Wednesday, August 14, through Sunday, September 1, 2013.

Incorporating theater and movement, Stockholm is a visual, physical and poetic exploration of one day in the life of Todd and Kali, an exuberant couple who have, for all appearances, made it. They are emotionally open, sexually charged and their designer home is perfect. But peel away the flawless surface and underneath are two people held hostage to a cycle of love and destruction from which neither can escape.

Stockholm features Broadway veteran Jason Babinsky and newcomer Emily Gardner Hall. The play is directed by Laura Margolis, artistic director of Stageworks, and is choreographed by Jennifer Weber, artistic director of Decadancetheatre.

 

Jason Babinsky and Emily Gardner Hall in 'Stockholm' (Photo Rob Shannon)

Jason Babinsky and Emily Gardner Hall in ‘Stockholm’ (Photo Rob Shannon)

“We are honored to be producing the American premiere of Bryony Lavery’s celebrated play, Stockholm and to have Bryony here with us during our rehearsal period,” says Laura Margolis. “The world premiere of the play was produced by the renowned UK theater company, Frantic Assembly, receiving numerous awards for its brilliant writing and the way in which it weaves theater and dance/movement into a highly compelling journey through two people’s lives.”

 

Bryony Lavery (photo Gordon Rainsford)

Bryony Lavery (photo Gordon Rainsford)

Playwright Bryony Lavery’s play Frozen, commissioned by Birmingham Rep, won the TMA Best Play Award, the Eileen Anderson Central Television Award, and was produced on Broadway where it was nominated for four Tony awards. Stockholm won the Wolff-Whiting award for Best Play of 2008.

 

Choreographer Jennifer Weber is the founder and artistic director of Decadancetheatre. Decadance vs. The Firebird, her urban re-imagination of the classic Stravinsky ballet was presented at the 2004 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival, where the hip-hop ballet mash-up received the “Excellence in Choreography” Award.

Talk-backs with the cast and director will occur directly after the performances on August 22 and 29. For ticket information and purchase, call 518.822.9667, or visit Stageworks/Hudson.

 

 

 

 

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