Monday, March 31, 2008 Vassar College announces 2008 Powerhouse Theater season
Vassar College and New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater announce today that writer and actor Eric Bogosian will debut his new play, "1+1," as a Mainstage production during the 2008 summer season.
Bogosian stars on NBC’S "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," but is perhaps best known for writing and starring in the play "Talk Radio," for which he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.
Bogosian has written a number of full-length plays, including "subUrbia," "Griller," "Red Angel" and "Humpty Dumpty." He is the author of two novels, "Mall" and "Wasted Beauty" and a novella, "Notes from Underground." Bogosian’s new play, "1+1," will be directed by Mark Brokaw, award-winning director of "How I Learned to Drive," "This is Our Youth" and the upcoming "Cry-Baby" on Broadway. > > >
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Garner, Hamilton and Maher to Star in Bogosian's 1+1 at the Powerhouse
By Andrew Gans 17 Jun 2008
Casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Eric Bogosian's 1+1 at the Powerhouse Theater, which is located on the grounds of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
The New York Stage and Film Company/Vassar production — which kicks off the 24th Powerhouse Theater season — will be directed by Mark Brokaw and will play the New York venue July 1-13.
The cast will feature Kelli Garner ("Lars and the Real Girl," "The Aviator"), Josh Hamilton (The Coast of Utopia, Hurlyburly) and Matthew Maher (Obie winner for The Race of the Ark Tattoo).
1+1, according to press notes, "explores themes of desire and greed, debating one's responsibility to others, through the lives of a waitress aspiring to be an actress (Brianne), an assistant restaurant manager (Carl), and a photographer (Phil)."
About the characters in his new play, Bogosian said in a statement, "Bri, Phil, and Carl are based on people I've found intensely interesting my whole life: a good-looking hustler, an ambitious pretty girl, and a 'good guy' who always seems to finish last. . . . The story is a parable. All my plays are. My plays are not expositions of a specific time and place. Rather, I try to find a way to set them so that the audience can immerse itself in a situation. I don't have answers. I have questions."
The play, according to Powerhouse, is "recommended for mature audiences only. Contains strong language and adult situations."