At Hand Theatre Company (Letters to the End of The World, Broadway Recycled) is set to present the World Premiere of Mark Snyder's AS WIDE AS I CAN SEE. Directed by Dan Horrigan, previews begin February 23 at the Mainstage of HERE Arts Center with opening slated for Wednesday, February 29.
AS WIDE AS I CAN SEE is set in the backyard of a recession-stricken Ohio town, where the beer is on ice and the citronellas are ready to be lit. Dean, a disillusioned journalist, and his freeloading best friend unwittingly prepare for the most explosive barbecue of their lives. Tensions mount when Dean's girlfriend inadvertently invites a mysterious woman from his past to the party. Burgers are flipped and scores are settled in this new drama about remembering who you were and confronting who you've become.
The production features set by David L. Arsenault, costumes by Nicole Wee, lighting by Josh Bradford, and sound by Colin Whitely. It is produced by Justin Scribner and Matthew Dicarlo with casting by Judy Bowman and production stage management by Angela F. Kiessel. Casting will be announced shortly.
Mark Snyder’s plays include A Decent Stretch, Wipe Away, Lila Cante, The Beanbag Game, Lilith on Today, and The Sounds of Ice, as well as many shorter plays. His plays have been produced and developed in Chicago, San Francisco, Portland, and Minneapolis, in addition to New York. He is an artistic associate at At Hand Theatre and The Claque. For three summers, he hosted and performed in the Red Light Nights series at New York’s The Slipper Room (Firecracker Productions). Mark's interviews and essays have appeared in The Collagist, Queerty, ThePeeq, and at Maud Newton.com, He holds a BA from Otterbein College and an MFA from Ohio University. Mark was born in Warren, Ohio and can be found at www.facebook.com/markbsnyder.
At Hand Theatre Company (Dan Horrigan, Artistic Director; Justin Scribner, Executive Director) was founded in 2007 with a mission to produce new plays using environmentally conscious means. They explore creative, eco-friendly solutions that engage the imagination of the audience. Past productions include the World Premieres of Anton Dudley's Letters to the End of the World, Lila Cante by Mark Snyder, Dan Horrigan's My AiDS, Brian Dykstra’s Silence!, Andrea Lepcio’s One Nation Under, Jono Hustis’ Cake and Plays... But Without the Cake, and the New York Premiere of Trickster at the Gate by John Patrick Bray. At Hand also produces an annual one-act festival entitled POP!, a Staged Reading Series of new plays, and Broadway Recycled, a benefit concert at Joe's Pub every Earth Day. For more information visit www.athandtheatre.com
AS WIDE AS I CAN SEE runs February 23 - March 10, Tuesday - Sunday at 8:30pm with HERE Arts Center is located at 145 Avenue of Americas at Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street (accessible from the C,E trains at Spring Street). Tickets are $18, available at 212-352-3101 or www.here.org.