2018-2019 Season

Beautiful Day Without You

Thursday November 1st thru Sunday November 25th 2018

Written by: Marco Calvani
Directed by: Erwin Maas
Starring: Dan Butler,
Richarda Abrams and Anne Son
Costume, Lighting & Set Design: Guy Delancey
Sound Design: Fan Zhang
Stage Management: Miriam Hyfler

Two neighbors in a Chicago suburb housing project are brought together by a deadly encounter involving their dogs.

As the action unwinds, the play teeters precariously on the cutting edge of gender and race in America, often pushing the play’s bright naturalism to the limit.

The cast of three features Dan Butler, who will be familiar to audiences from his roles as Bulldog on TV’s Frasier and last season’s Travesties on Broadway.

An Origin Theatre Company commission, Beautiful Day Without You is Calvani’s first full-length play written in English. A well-known actor, director and playwright in Italy, Spain and France, Calvani has collaborated on several occasions with Neil LaBute, who directed the premieres of two of his plays: Things of This World (Spoleto Festival, Fringe Festival Madrid and subsequently at La MaMa Theatre with Estelle Parsons and Larry Pine), and The Second Time (Biennale Venice, and also at La MaMa). His Strong Hands, written in Italian, was his first play to be produced to wide acclaim across Europe.

Location: West End Theatre, 263 West 86th Street, NY 10024