Outcry Theatre will present Isaac’s Eye, a comedy by Lucas Hnath, at the Studio Theatre in the Addison Theatre Centre on January 23-26 and January 31-February 2.
This will be Outcry Theatre’s first production since bringing Sarah Hammond’s Circus Tracks to the 2013 Out of the Loop Festival. Previous productions include Carlos Murillo’s dark play or stories for boys, winner of Best of Fest for the Studio Theatre at the 2012 Out of the Loop Festival, and the critically praised The Four of Us, written by Itamar Moses.
Isaac Newton once stuck a needle into his tear duct to try to figure out how the eye sees light. This is true. He really did that. But still, really? Did he really have to do that? Isaac's Eye, by Lucas Hnath, playfully blends the facts of Newton's life with an equal dose fiction to explore what great people are willing to sacrifice to become great people.
A resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2011, Lucas Hnath's work has been produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville, University of Miami, The Culture Project, Target Margin and Ontological-Hysteric Theater. Additionally, his plays have been developed at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and Cleveland Public Theatre. He has enjoyed playwrighting residencies with The Royal Court Theatre and 24Seven Lab. He is a two-time winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant for his feature-length screenplays: The Painting, the Machine, and the Apple, and Still Life. He received an EST/Sloan Project commission for Isaac’s Eye. Lucas earned both his BFA and MFA from NYU's Department of Dramatic Writing and is a lecturer in NYU's Expository Writing Program. His other plays include Death Tax and nightnight.
Isaac’s Eye will be directed by Artistic Director Becca Johnson-Spinos and will be assistant directed by Managing Director Jason Johnson-Spinos.
Auditions for Isaac’s Eye are Monday, December 16 from 6-10 pm, and appointments can be made by emailing email@example.com. More info on auditions can be found here.
There will be a Pay-What-You-Can Preview Performance on Thursday, January 23 at 8 pm. Opening Night is Friday, January 24 at 8pm.
Thursday, January 23 at 8 pm (Pay-What-You-Can)
Friday, January 24 at 8 pm (Opening Night)
Saturday, January 25 at 8 pm
Sunday, January 26 at 2 pm
Friday, January 31 at 8 pm
Saturday, February 1 at 8 pm
Sunday, February 2 at 2 pm
Tickets are $10, and can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 972.836.7206. Payment for tickets is cash or check only, at the door.
Isaac’s Eye is presented at:
The Studio Theatre in the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, TX 75001
Isaac’s Eye is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
About Outcry Theatre
The mission of Outcry Theatre is to draw young adults to the theatre as both audience members and participants. Outcry Theatre utilizes bold artistic vision, highly physical staging, and an energetic and visceral performance style. With rigorous rehearsals, tenacious attention to detail, and unwavering dedication to excellence, Outcry Theatre focuses on developing stellar performances and exceptional storytelling.
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