Scott Organ’s Phoenix, starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt, begins performances on July 28. Jennifer DeLia directs the one-act dark romantic comedy at the Cherry Lane Theatre.
When Bruce (Wirt) and Sue (Stiles) meet four weeks after an uncharacteristic one-night-stand, Sue has this to say to him: one, I had a great time with you that night and two, let's never see each other again. Thus begins a 4,000-mile journey well beyond the confines of their carefully structured worlds. Bruce is fueled by an overwhelming but undefined compulsion to join her in Phoenix. Sue is reluctantly charmed by his persistence, but steadfast in her resolve to keep him at bay.
Phoenix will open officially on August 7 and run through August 23.