Arc Stages to present GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES by Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Rajiv Joseph, beginning February 5.
Pleasantville, N.Y. — Pleasantville theater company Arc Stages announces Rajiv Joseph’s GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES as the final show in the inaugural season for their professional company, The Next Stage. The Next Stage premiered earlier this year with John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK and will focus on showcasing new, innovative work by a wide variety of exciting and talented authors. It is the third wing of a company that also includes a thriving Educational Stage and Community Stage.
Performances will be held at Arc Stages, located at 147 Wheeler Avenue in Pleasantville NY.
Friday, February 5 at 8pm
Saturday, February 6 at 8pm
Friday, February 12 at 8pm
Saturday, February 13 at 8pm
Thursday, February 18 at 8pm
Friday, February 19 at 8pm
Saturday, February 20 at 8pm
GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES is directed by Ann Shankman and stars Emily Jackson* and Doug Goldring*
Sometime love is pain. Sometimes pain is love. It’s not your typical love story: Doug and Kayleen meet at the nurse’s office in their elementary school; she’s got a painful stomach ache, and he’s all banged up from riding his bike off the roof of the school. Over the next thirty years, these scar-crossed lovers meet again and again, brought together by injury, heartbreak, and their own self-destructive tendencies. With great compassion and humor, playwright Rajiv Joseph (Broadway’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) crafts a compelling and unconventional love story about the intimacy between two people when they allow their defenses to drop and their wounds to show.
About Arc Stages
Arc Stages is a multifaceted arts organization in Pleasantville, New York, which is composed of three theatre companies under one roof.
The Educational Stage: an educational theatre company where students of all ages (youth and adult) can explore the world of theatre though a professional rehearsal process, master classes, outreach and intensive ensemble work.
The Community Stage: a community theatre company for actors, singers and technicians from all walks of life that offers the best in American musicals and dramas.
The Next Stage: a professional theatre company that endeavors to produce high quality contemporary theatre as well as new works, cabaret, workshops and staged readings.
These three theatres, all under one roof, strive to better serve the community and its artistic needs. We are thrilled to be your artistic haven and look forward to creating more exciting, transformative theatre!
*member of Actors’ Equity Association