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The Bench to Have 12-Week Run at East Village Playhouse

Robert Galinsky extends the off-Broadway life of his self-penned solo show.

Robert Galinsky in a performance of his solo play, The Bench, A Homeless Love Story.
(© Aidan Grant)

The Bench, A Homeless Love Story will extend its run at East Village Playhouse for an additional 12 weeks. The show began its run with a nine-week sitdown at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Performances will start back up January 26 and will run through April 13, playing Fridays at 9pm.

The Bench is written and performed by Robert Galinsky and directed by Jay O. Sanders. Based on true stories, the show is set in urban decay and rubble, and explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDS in the 1980s. The sparse set is accented with hand-drawn imagery from Daphne Arthur's graphic novel adaptation of the play, and the audio design is by world-renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Deep Singh.

The production is presented by Golden Globe nominee Chris Noth and Drama Desk, Obie, and Olivier Award winner Barry Shabaka Henley, and produced by Tony Award-winning producer Terry Schnuck.

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