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My View: OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS – NEW GOLDEN AGE

My View: OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS – NEW GOLDEN AGE

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is proud to announce the complete casts & creative teams for New Golden Age and Goldie, Max & Milk by Karen Hartman, part of the inaugural VOLT Festival at 59E59. Presented by Primary Stages and directed by Jade King Carroll (Proof of Love), New Golden Age begins previews on April 28, 2022, in Theater B and opens May 11 for a run through June 9, 2022. Presented by Mary J. Davis & MBL Productions, and directed by Jackson Gay (Transfers), Goldie, Max & Milk begins previews May 1, 2022, in Theater C and opens May 8 for a run through June 4, 2022.

VOLT is an unprecedented festival of three New York City premieres by one writer. In its inaugural year, 59E59 Theaters has selected local playwright Karen Hartman as the focus of the festival and invited three different non-profit theater companies to produce three of her plays: the Directors Company production of The Lucky Star (April 26-June 12), presented by producer Douglas Denoff; New Golden Age (April 28-June 9), presented by Primary Stages  the Resident Off-Broadway Theater Company at 59E59 Theaters; and Goldie, Max & Milk (May 1-June 4), presented by Mary J. Davis and MBL Productions. All three productions will be presented simultaneously across 59E59 Theaters’ three spaces from April 26-June 12, 2022.

Primary Stages presents the World Premiere of

New Golden Age

Previews Begin April 28

Opening Night set for May 11

Limited Run through June 9

In an era just beyond our own, two sisters fight for human connection as they face down a big tech dystopia. A folk-hero professor defends our most intimate relationships while her sister attempts a perilous inside maneuver within the corporation that owns and sees allNew Golden Age is a thrilling, revolutionary tale for today that reclaims a bond beyond data.

The cast of New Golden Age will include Carmen Castillo (Soon) as Jace, Ricardy Fabre (Lessons in Survival) as Silas, Doug Harris (The Rape of the Sabine Women) as Mat, Mahira Kakkar (Islands of Contentment) as Lin, and Claire Siebers (Georgia Mertching is Dead) as Polly.

New Golden Age will feature scenic design by Lee Savage (The Lightning Thief), costume design by Jennifer Caprio (Call Me Madam), wig and makeup design by Jared Janas (Jagged Little Pill), lighting design by Anshuman Bhatia (The Woman in Black) and sound design by Fan Zhang (Suicide Forest). Carrie Mossman (A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur) will serve as Props Coordinator, with Denise Cardarelli (ReEntry) as Production Stage Manager, and Olivia Tymon (God Said This) as Assistant Stage Manager. Casting is by Stephanie Klapper Casting.

The performance schedule for New Golden Age is as follows: Tuesday – Saturday at 7:15pm, Saturday – Sunday at 2:15pm. 

Tickets to New Golden Age begin at $25 and are on sale now at 59e59.org/shows/show-detail/new-golden-age

KAREN HARTMAN

ANDREW LEYNSE, JADE KING CARROLL, KAREN HARTMAN, SHANE HUDSON, ERIN DALEY

KAREN HARTMAN & JADE KING CARROLL

EDA SOROKOFF, STEFANY BERGSON, JAMIE deROY, PAULA KAMINSKY DAVIS

KAREN HARTMAN, TODD LONDON, SHANE HUDSON

JANET ROSEN & JAMIE deROY

CAROL SCIBELLI, PAULA KAMINSKY DAVIS, JAMIE deROY, RIKI KANE LARIMER, STEFANY BERGSON, EDA SOROKOFF

ARLENE GOLDMAN

CRAIG HEBERTON IV & MARLA PERSKY

JADE KING CARROLL

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Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen Sorokoff@gmail.com

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