Alliance Theatre Lab. Burn This

From Apr 5th through Apr 22nd, 2007Burn This, the new play presented by Alliance Theatre Lab at the Main Street Playhouse, is a powerful work by the playwright whom many regard as our theatre’s finest living writer. Presented both in Los Angeles and on Broadway to critical acclaim, the play probes deeply and with great dramatic and comic effect into the lives of its singular characters. The play sets in a Manhattan loft shared by Anna, a lithe young dancer-choreographer, and her two gay roommates. As the play begins Anna is recovering from attending a friends funeral, comforted by her wealthy, well-meaning boyfriend, Burton, a sci-fi screenwriter whose persistent proposals of marriage Anna finds herself unable to accept. Then, with sudden, unexpected explosiveness, Robby’s older brother, Pale, bursts on the scene. He has come to collect his brother’s belongings—but stays on to transform the action of the play and the lives of those in it. Menacing, profane, dangerous and yet oddly sensitive, this character is both terrifying and fascinating and, in the end, the one who brings to Anna the unsettling but compelling love that, despite her fears and doubts, she cannot turn away. For more information, please call: 305.567.2721

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