The Bottle Factory Theater Company

Co-Founders/Co-Artistic Directors AMANDA GRUSS & MICHAEL KNOWLES

presents

TERRITORY

Written and Directed by LAWRENCE LEVINE

 

Bottle Factory Theater

195 E. 3 St., NYC

Tickets: (212) 868-4444 or www.smarttix.com

www.bottlefactorytheater.com

 

May 14 through June 21, 2003

 

Set Design/Construction SEAN HIGGINS and MICHAEL KNOWLES

Stage Manager ANA MARI de QUESADA

Publicity OPR/ORIGLIO PUBLIC RELATIONS

 

Starring

JOHN B. GOOD as Ben

AMANDA GRUSS as Maya

GRANT VARJAS as James

In what I believe is only their second production, Bottle Factory Theater Company continues to explore volatile interpersonal relationships with the world premiere of Lawrence Levine’s darkly framed triangle, TERRITORY.

In TERRITORY each of the three characters functions in a realm somewhere between reality and fantasy, but none of them occupy the same layer of space, and each is also at a different level of delusion, disenchantment, and emotional abandon. While the frenetic James seems at first the furthest gone, he is but the most viscerally damaged. He wears life’s knocks on his tattered, dirty sleeves, and has no problem bringing his disruptive psyche along for the ride. Strange trip, man!

Then there is the most unsettled coupling of Ben and Maya. Existing on the slightest shred of imagined intimacy, these two have long since lost their love connection. Yet, it takes a wayward James to illuminate the situation, send it spinning, and put the players in a space from which one could make a change. Could, not would…

Appreciably more satisfying than the recently mounted ROOM 314, this new TERRITORY may just be worth exploring.

- Kessa De Santis -

Read more about the participants' recent productions:

John B. Good - LOSING GROUND

Amanda Gruss - ROOM 314

Lawrence Levine and Grant Varjas - FEAR AND FRIDAY NIGHT

 

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