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Wendell Pierce, Roger Robinson, John Glover, and More Set for 59E59 Theater

The off-Broadway venue has announced its winter 2018 season.

Wendell Pierce will star in Some Old Black Man at 59E59.
Wendell Pierce will star in Some Old Black Man at 59E59.
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59E59 Theaters has announced the lineup for its winter 2018 season.

On tap January 11-February 4 are Steve Cosson's The Undertaking and the annual LaBute New Theater Festival. The Undertaking, with Dan Domingues and Aysan Celik, is produced by the Civilians and created in collaboration with Jessica Mitrani. The LaBute New Theater Festival is produced by the St. Louis Actors' Studio and features one-act plays by Neil LaBute, James Haigney, and Carter W. Lewis. Casting includes Autumn Dornfeld, Kelly Schaschl, Spencer Sickmann, and Chauncy Thomas.

January 16-February 25 will see the One Year Lease Theater Company and Stages Repertory Theatre production of Kevin Armento and Bryony Lavery's Balls, featuring Danny Bernardy, Donald Corren, Alex J. Gould, Danté Jeanfelix, Zakiya Iman Markland, Olivia McGiff, Elisha Mudly, Cristina Pitter, Richard Saudek, and Ellen Tamaki. It is directed by Ianthe Demos and Nick Flint, with movement by Natalie Lomonte.

Wendell Pierce and Roger Robinson will star in James Anthony Tyler's Some Old Black Man, running February 8-March 4 under the direction of Joe Cacaci. Berkshire Playwrights Lab produces. Pete Rex, written by Alexander V. Thompso and directed by Brad Raimondo, runs February 8-March 3. The Dreamscape Theatre production stars Greg Carere, Rosie Sowa, and Simon Winheld.

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, runs March 8-April 22, with Ben Caplan, Chris Weatherstone, Mary Fay Coady, Graham Scott, and Jamie Kronick. Created by Hannah Moscovitch, Ben Caplan, and Christian Barry, the work is written by Moscovitch and directed by Barry. Brian Dykstra's Education, produced by the Drilling Company, Fresh Ice Productions, and White Plains Performing Arts Center, runs March 8-April 7 under the direction of Margarett Perry. The company includes Matthew Boston, Bruce Faulk, Jane West, and two additional actors to be announced.

Max Baker's Hal & Bee, with John Glover, Lisa Jill Anderson, and Ian Poake, runs March 10-31 under the direction of Sarah Norris. Stable Cable Lab Co. and New Light Theater Project produce. Adam Rapp's The Edge of Our Bodies, directed by Jacqueline Stone, runs April 4-22, produced by TUTA Theatre. Carolyn Molloy stars.