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Ode to Joy - Off-Broadway

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presents Craig Lucas' drama.

Kathryn Erbe Will Be Torn Between Two Lovers in New Craig Lucas Play Ode to Joy

Kathryn Erbe Will Be Torn Between Two Lovers in New Craig Lucas Play Ode to Joy
Kathryn Erbe & Arliss Howard
Arliss Howard & Roxanna Hope will play the lovers in Erbe's life.

Tony nominee Kathryn Erbe is about to get caught between a man and woman in the world premiere of Ode to Joy, written and directed by Craig Lucas, at the Cherry Lane Theatre off-Broadway. A production of Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, the new play starts performances on February 12, with an opening night set for February 27.

According to the theater, Ode to Joy is a story of "love, heartbreak, addiction and illness." Erbe stars as an artist named Adele and will be joined by Arliss Howard and Roxanna Hope as her lovers, Bill and Mala.

A TV and stage mainstay for over 20 years, Erbe received a Tony nod for her role as Mary in 1991's The Speed of Darkness. She's most recently been seen off-Broadway in Natural Affection, Nikolai and the Others and as First Lady Pat Nixon in Douglas McGrath's Checkers. A TV and film regular, Howard made his Broadway debut in the 2009 Broadway revival of August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone. Hope's Broadway credits include Frost/Nixon and After The Fall.

The design team for Ode to Joy, which is set for a limited run through March 30, includes set designer Andrew Boyce, costume designer Catherine Zuber, lighting designer Paul Whitaker and sound designer Daniel Kluger.

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