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The Convent by Jessica Dickey Announces World Premiere

Daniel Talbott will direct the new play at A.R.T./New York Theatres.

Jessica Dickey's new play The Convent announces world premiere.
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Weathervane Productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory, in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, are pleased to present the world premiere of The Convent, a new play by Jessica Dickey. The production, directed by Daniel Talbott, will begin performances on January 16 with an opening night scheduled for January 24. The Convent will run through February 17 at the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres.

In the new play, a group of women go on a retreat to live like nuns in the Middle Ages and "are baptized with 80s pop, female mysticism, hallucinogens, and sex." The Convent is described as "a toothy dark comedy about desire, devotion, and the mystery of intrinsic divinity." Casting and ticket information will be announced at a later date.

The production will feature scenic design by Raul Abrego, costume design by Tristan Raines, lighting design by Joel Moritz, sound design by Daniel Melnick, and projection design by Katherine Freer. Kendra Bator serves as executive producer. General manager is Snug Harbor Productions, Inc.

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