REHEARSALS BEGIN MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2 FOR
GEOFFREY RUSH AND SUSAN SARANDON IN
EXIT THE KING
LAUREN AMBROSE AND ANDREA MARTIN
THE CLASSIC EUGENE IONESCO COMEDY
DIRECTED BY NEIL ARMFIELD
PREVIEWS BEGIN MARCH 7
OPENING NIGHT MARCH 26
Rehearsals for the classic Eugene Ionesco comedy EXIT THE KING starring Academy® Award-winners Geoffrey Rush (Shine) and Susan Sarandon (Dead Men Walking), Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Lauren Ambrose (Awake and Sing!, “Six Feet Under”),Tony® Award- winner Andrea Martin (My Favorite Year, Young Frankenstein) and William Sadler (“Roswell,” Julius Caesar) will begin on Monday, February 2.
With a new translation by Neil Armfield and Geoffrey Rush and directed by Neil Armfield, EXIT THE KING will begin performances Saturday, March 7, 2009 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) and open on Thursday, March 26, 2009. This limited engagement will run for 14 weeks only, through Sunday, June 14, 2009.
EXIT THE KING is a hilarious and poignant comedy about a megalomaniacal ruler, King Berenger (Rush) whose incompetence has left his country in near ruin. Despite the efforts of Queen Marguerite (Sarandon) and the other members of the court to convince the King he has only 90 minutes left to live, he refuses to relinquish any control.
EXIT THE KING will be produced by Stuart Thompson, Robert Fox, Howard Panter, Tulchin/Bartner, Scott Rudin, The Shubert Organization and Jon B. Platt.
The design team for EXIT THE KING includes Dale Ferguson (Set & Costume), Damien Cooper (Lighting), Russell Goldsmith (Sound). John Rodgers is the Composer.
Geoffrey Rush led a critically-acclaimed production of EXIT THE KING, directed by Neil Armfield and produced by Company B and Malthouse Theatre at the CUB Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne, Australia on March 28, 2007 and at Belvoir Street Theatre in Sydney, Australia on June 13, 2007.
Geoffrey Rush is appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association.
Tickets are available through Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200, or 800-432-7250, online at www.Telecharge.com or in person at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre box office, 243 West 47th Street. Box office hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm – 6:00pm.
Ticket prices range from $66.50 to $116.50.
The performance schedule for EXIT THE KING is Tuesday at 7:00pm, Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00pm and Sunday at 3:00pm. Please note that on Tuesdays March 10 and March 24 the curtain is at 8:00pm and the Sunday, June 7 curtain will be at 2:00pm.
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