RIPE will now play through November 11th!

Written by JOHN JILER

Theater For The New City will present the World Premiere of John Jiler’s RIPE beginning October 11. Workshopped at both Playwrights Horizons and the Actor’s Studio, “Ripe” displays award-winning actor/writer Jiler at the height of his powers, as he plays a dozen unforgettable New York characters swirling around his dying, Runyonesque father.

As an actor Jiler has been seen at the Public Theatre, the Hartford Stage Company, Playwrights Horizons, among many others . He is the recipient of the Chicago Drama Critics Best Actor award. As a writer his plays have been seen coast to coast, from Seattle Rep to Playwrights Horizons to the Kennedy Center to the O’Neill and many places in between. His most recent non-fiction novel, Sleeping With The Mayor was a New York Times ‘Most Notable Book’.

RIPE will be directed by Sturgis Warner, whose recent PALESTINE at the New York Theatre Workshop was the most electrifying one-person show in many seasons.

Jiler’s work brims with a wit and vitality that separates living theatre from all entertainment that comes in a can..” --New York Times


Thursday - Sunday, October 11 - November 11

Thursday - Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm

All Tickets $10/TDF Vouchers Accepted

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