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Colt Coeur presents "Still" by Lia Romeo starring Jayne Atkinson and Tim Daly

originally published: 04/15/2024

Colt Coeur presents "Still" by Lia Romeo starring Jayne Atkinson and Tim Daly

Photo by Joey Moro

(NEW YORK, NY) -- Colt Coeur presents the New York premiere of Still by Lia Romeo from April 18 through May 17, 2024 at DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street). Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, Jayne Atkinson and Tim Daly will reprise their acclaimed roles as Helen and Mark in this new play for anyone who's ever wondered "what if?" The two had a successful run at the Dorset Theatre Festival in 2023.

Thirty years ago, Helen and Mark broke up, but they never completely forgot about each other. When they meet for dinner to catch up, the flame is rekindled... but Mark is running for Congress, and Helen has a secret that could derail his bid. Lost love is revisited and an avocado goes flying in Lia Romeo's whirlwind New York premiere comedy about getting older, political divisions, and roads not taken.

“Lia Romeo has written a play that I feel I’ve waited for my whole life. What an honor!,” said Tony Award nominee Jayne Atkinson.

Colt Coeur presents "Still" by Lia Romeo starring Jayne Atkinson and Tim Daly

Photo by Joey Moro

"This play is funny, moving, thought provoking, and endlessly surprising and as an actor and for an audience that's an exciting combination of elements,” said Emmy Award nominee Tim Daly.

“I wrote Still because I was struggling with some big questions... what to do when you love someone, but you hate some of the things they believe... and what to do when there's someone you can't be with but you also can't manage to forget. I thought writing about these questions might lead me to answers. It didn't. But it did show me that they're questions that also resonate with a lot of other people,” said Playwright Lia Romeo. “I'm so excited that Colt Coeur is bringing this beautiful production to New York. Tim and Jayne bring so much sympathy to these characters... it's impossible not to love them, even when they're doing and saying terrible things to one another.”



 
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Still packs a powerful punch but it has a lot of fun along the way.”—Rutland Herald

Still features scenic design by Alexander Woodward; costume design by Barbara A. Bell; lighting design by Reza Behjat; sound design by Hidenori Nakajo; and production stage manager Caren Celine Morris.

Still begins previews on April 13 and runs to May 18, 2024 at DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street), just off Union Square. After Opening, the performance schedule is Tuesdays-Fridays at 7:00pm, Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Wednesday matinees at 1:00pm. Running time is approximately 75 minutes.

Tickets begin at $26 and are on sale now at www.telecharge.com and 212-239-6200. Ten $10 tickets will be available for each performance in April while supplies last. Student and Artist Tickets available for a discount in-person at the box office only with valid ID.

 

Colt Coeur presents "Still" by Lia Romeo starring Jayne Atkinson and Tim Daly

Photo by Joey Moro

LIA ROMEO (Playwright) is a recent graduate of the Juilliard playwriting program. Her plays have been developed at the O’Neill, La Jolla Playhouse, the Lark, and elsewhere, and have been produced in NYC as well as regionally at venues such as Dorset Theatre Festival, Laguna Playhouse, Unicorn Theatre, New Jersey Repertory Theatre, and others. Four of her plays have been recognized by the Kilroys List. Her plays are published by TRW, Broadway Licensing, and Broadway Play Publishing. She is the associate artistic director with Project Y Theatre Company and the co-founder of the Parent-Caregiver Playwrights Group, and is a Colt Coeur resident artist. She teaches playwriting at Primary Stages/ESPA and in the M.A. program in creative writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

ADRIENNE CAMPBELL-HOLT (Director) is a NYC-based director and choreographer, the Founding Artistic Director of Colt Coeur and a recipient of the Lucille Lortel Visionary Director Award. Recent world premieres: Still by Lia Romeo (Dorset Theatre Festival), Dodi & Diana by Kareem Fahmy (Colt Coeur at HERE), Afterwords, by Emily Kaczmarek, music & lyrics by Zoe Sarnak (5th Avenue Theater, Heileman & Haver Award for Best New Musical), NY premiere of Eureka Day by Jonathan Spector (Colt Coeur), Other World, by Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen & Ann McNamee, choreography by Karla Puno Garcia (Delaware Theatre Company, BroadwayWorld Award for Best New Musical), We Are Among Us by Stephen Belber (City Theater, Pittsburgh), Hatef**k, by Rehana Lew Mirza (WP/Colt Coeur), Joan by Stephen Belber (Colt Coeur), Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck starring Tyne and Tim Daly (Primary Stages).  Associate Director of Dear Evan Hansen (OBC). "25 Women to Watch on Broadway" (2022).



 
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JAYNE ATKINSON (Helen) has enjoyed a long and varied career as an actress, director, and producer. A graduate of Northwestern University and Yale Drama School, she has appeared in regional theatre, off-Broadway, and Broadway. Jayne made her Broadway debut in the first revival production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. Other Broadway credits include The Rainmaker (Tony nomination), Our Town with Paul Newman, Enchanted April (Tony nomination, Drama Desk nomination; Outer Critics Circle Award) and Blithe Spirit with the wonderful Angela Lansbury . She has also appeared off-Broadway in a number of productions, including The Art of Success (Drama Desk nomination) and the American Premier of The Skriker at the Public Theater, (Drama Desk nomination). Jayne’s feature film credits include Free Willy 1&2, The Village, Syriana and most recently Baby Ruby with Kit Harington and Naomi Merlant, written and directed by Bess Wohl. On television she has recurred on the mega hit series “24,” “Criminal Minds,” and “House of Cards”. In 2019 Jayne was a Series Regular on the NBC series “Bluff City Law” and  recurred on the CBS drama “Clarice.” She can currently be seen co-starring on the Hulu Series Death and Other Details opposite Mandy Patinkin.

TIM DALY (Mark). Broadway: Coastal Disturbances (Theatre World Award); The Caine Mutiny Court Martial; Oliver, Oliver (MTC); Fables for Friends (Playwrights Horizon); Henry Flamethrowa (Studio Dante). Off-Broadway: The Night of the Iguana, Red, The Scene, Still (Dorset), Downstairs (Dorset, Cherry Lane). Regional: Six Degrees of Separation, Cabaret & Main; A Study in Scarlet; A Knife in the Heart (Williamstown), Colorado Catechism (Dramalogue Award, Coast Playhouse); The Lion in Winter (Windham Rep.); Mass Appeal, Fifth of July, Bus Stop, Of Mice and Men, Buried Child (Trinity Square Repertory), Paris Bound (Berkshire Theatre Festival). Film: Against the Ropes, Bereft (also Director & Producer), The Object of My Affection, The Associate, Diner. TV: “Madam Secretary,” “Private Practice,” “The Sopranos” (Emmy Award nomination), “Edge of America” (Producer, Peabody and Humanitas Awards), “Execution of Justice” (Executive Producer, GLAAD Award),“The Fugitive,” “Wings,” “Almost Grown.”

Still is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. This production is produced in association with Jane Dubin & Blair Russell, with additional support from Kim Beaty, Merrie L. Davis, Carolyn Bransford MacDonald, Lawrence O’Donnell and Mary-Anne Van Degna. Still is being produced by Special Arrangement with Daryl Roth Productions.



DR2 THEATRE - This landmark Off-Broadway theatre was opened in 1996 and comprises two exceptional venues. The unique main theatre space is currently home to the Off-Broadway hit Titanique. The DRT was one of the first performing arts venues to reopen its doors during the pandemic with the esteemed production of Blindness by Nobel Prize winner José Saramago. Other notable shows that have made their home at the DRT; In & Of Itself created by Derek DelGaudio and directed by Frank Oz (now on Hulu), Hannah Gadsby’s Douglas, Gloria: A Life and Cyrano (with Peter Dinklage). The DRT hosted De La Guarda and Fuerza Bruta, which played an exceptional combined 14 years. The intimate DR2 has been home to critically acclaimed shows such as All the Devils Are Here performed by Patrick Page, Everything’s Fine written and performed by Douglas McGrath and directed by John Lithgow, Accidentally Brave and A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, as well as out DR2 Kids programming that introduces the youngest patrons to the theatre, including Paddington Bear and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Colt Coeur is a Brooklyn-based theatre company founded in 2010. Their original, story-driven, visceral theatre embraces the power of intimate live performance—it pulls you close and doesn’t let go. Their community of artists nurtures and invests in diverse perspectives to produce work that challenges the boundaries between tradition and experimentation. They embrace the ambivalence, terror and exhilaration of our time with theatre that is an antidote to the pervasive cultural illness of loneliness. They explore themes of coming-of-age, individual and collective identity, nostalgia and history, public versus private, love, lust, and loss. Through their unique collective process, every theatre artist—actor, playwright, designer—takes part in shared invention and collaborative creation; creating heart- and mind-opening audience experiences unlike any other. They nurture the next generation of theatre artists by providing access, education and a professional pipeline, while amplifying voices and perspectives that have historically been sidelined.

Their 24-member ensemble of actors, designers, playwrights, and directors incubates the next generation of theatre artists through the development and production of new plays—which they create from scratch. Over 13 years, Colt Coeur has produced 17 world premieres, one East Coast premiere, developed nearly 50 plays, and provided free arts intensives for over 200 students. They pride ourselves on being a laboratory for exploration while also nurturing the work of emerging artists and providing them a launch pad for their visions. Colt Coeur has a tremendous reputation among artists and audiences alike. The company is renowned for its high artistic standards, and artists who work with Colt Coeur have gone on to contribute to and excel in every level of the entertainment industry. Colt Coeur has helped launch the multi-faceted careers of Timothée Chalamet, Ato Essandoh, Betty Gilpin, Steven Levenson, Ana Nogueira, and Joe Tippett, among many others.


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