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Jack Goes Boating Opens at the Public! Philip Seymour Hoffman, Daphne Rubin-Vega & More Go Partying!

Down at the Public Theater on Lafayette Street, the March 18 opening of Bob Glaudini's Jack Goes Boating was a particularly happy occasion for the members of the 15-year old LAByrinth Theatre Company (who is producing Jack) as it brought back to the New York stage two of its key founders, John Ortiz and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Hoffman, of course, has had a busy film career the past decade, culminating with a 2006 Oscar win for his performance as Capote. Meanwhile, Ortiz kas kept his chops wet on the LAByrinth stage by playing such characters as Che Guevara in School of the Americas and Jesus Christ (!) in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. For the world premiere of Jack Goes Boating—a romantic comedy centered on a pair of pot-smoking pals and their lady troubles—the guys are partnered by company members Beth Cole and Daphne Rubin-Vega, who recently left the role of Fantin
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