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For Immediate Release, Please
Contact:      Stephen Sunderlin  (212) 799-3753
August 8, 2008  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Please Contact: Stephen Sunderlin (212) 799-3753 








WORKSHOP THEATER COMPANY and AKIZ PRODUCTIONS are pleased to announce the upcoming production of A PERFECT GANESH by TERRENCE McNALLY directed by DAVID L. EPSTEIN and featuring CK ALLEN, ELLEN BARRY, CHARLOTTE HAMPDEN and RAJEEV VARMA.  The production previews on Wednesday, August 27th at 8 pm, Thursday, August 28th, Friday, August 29 and Wednesday, September 3rd and opens on Thursday, September 4th at 8:00 pm.  Performances continue Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 pm with 3 pm matinees on Saturday, September 6th  & 13th and  Sunday September 7th.  Tickets are $18 and $15 for Students and Seniors.  To purchase tickets call (212)352-3101 or visit www.theatermania.com. For further information or to make a reservation call (212) 695-4173 ext.#5. The WorkShop Theater is located at 312 W. 36th St, on the 4th floor, just off 8th Avenue. 

In A PERFECT GANESH Katherine and Margaret, two aging American beauties, decide to journey together to India with the hope of finding a sense of their own spirituality. However, once they arrive in this foreign land filled with poverty, death and oddball characters, the spirit world seems to be very much out of reach. As their experiences in India unravel in hotel rooms, train compartments and city streets, we find out many dark secrets about Katherine and Margaret -- and that perhaps this journey they've taken to discover India will help them find the solace they are seeking. A PERFECT GANESH was originally produced as part of the 1993-94 season at New York's Manhattan Theatre Club and was nominated for the 1994 Pulitzer Prize.


Playwright TERRENCE MCNALLY has written for stage, film, television and opera.  He has received Tony awards for KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (1993), LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! (1995) MASTER CLASS (1996) and RAGTIME (1998).  Other plays include THE LISBON TRAVIATA (1985), FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIRE DE LUNE (1987) LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART (1991).


Director DAVID L. EPSTEIN is a 2008 Foundation Source Grant Recipient, and has been recognized for his achievements as a director and playwright by many organizations.  Among them are the OOBR awards and NY Theatre.com; and, in collaboration with the best-selling novelist Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River, he is a 2006 Independent Theatre Award Nominee.  He has also been published in New Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2003, The Best 10 Minute Scenes for Two Actors 2005 & 2006 as well as writing the foreword to New Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2007.


The design team includes sets by AARON P. MASTIN, lighting by DUANE PAGANO, costumes by CYNTHIA D. JOHNSON, and sound by PETER SYLVESTER.  LENORA HARTLEY is the Stage Manager. 

 Now in its 14th season, the WorkShop Theater Company specializes in the development of new plays.  The company’s two-theater complex on 36th Street includes the 65-seat Main Stage Theater and the 35-seat Jewel Box Theater.  The award-winning film, “Finding Neverland,” began as the stage play THE MAN WHO WAS PETER PAN by Allan Knee, and was first presented and developed by the WorkShop Theater Company in 1998.  Two WorkShop Members, Nellie Bellflower and David Magee, were nominated for Academy Awards for their work on this project.  AKIZ PRODUCTIONS is a division of Julie & Friends, LLC an independent production and event company.

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