Presented by

Chris Noth &

Barry Shabaka Henley

 

Directed by

Jay O. Sanders

Produced by

Terry Schnuck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After 9 SOLD OUT Weeks THE BENCH is Extending its Run at the EAST VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE!

340 East 6th Street, East Village NY

January 26th thru April 13th

Every Friday Night, 9pm Curtain

 

"Extraordinary..."

Backstage Magazine

"Lovingly Rendered... Scrumptious... Vivid..."

Broadway World

 

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from DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD 

Jay O. Sanders – an actor you know from most recently from Amazon’s Sneaky Pete and HBO’s True Detective, and an icon of New York stages (notably Richard Nelson’s play cycles at the Public Theater about the Apple and Gabriel families), makes his directing debut with The Bench, at the Cherry Lane Theatre, from producer Terry Schnuck and his partners on the venture, Chris Noth, Barry Shabaka Henley and the Cherry Lane:

 

“Based on true stories, The Bench, set in urban decay and rubble, explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDs in the 1980’s…It’s a solo theater piece wherein one actorplays five characters, written in dialogue form.”

 

Sanders, whose CV extends back to memorable plays by the likes of Sam Shepard and Michael Weller, has built a career on roles that are inseparable from the worlds that spawned them; that same sensibility is certain to be in evidence here.

 

The Critics Respond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Audience Responds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK FOR A MAP TO THE EAST VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE

340 East 6th Street, NY

 

 

Wardrobe & Costumes Provided by EAST VILLAGE VINTAGE COLLECTIVE

We are proud to announce that we are teaming up with Research Foundation to Cure AIDS to create more awareness and fundraising towards a cure!

 

Press interviews and reviews please contact Joe Trentacosta at 973.568.8236

Booking Inquiries please contact Adrianne Carlyle 646.372.8666 or idealcreativeny@gmail.com