SUDDENLY is a new play adapted from the 1954 film of the same name, starring Frank Sinatra, about an attempted presidential assassination that rocks a quiet town in northern California. When the Bensons’ home is placed on lockdown after local law enforcement learns of a potential threat to the president's passage through the nearby train station, it soon becomes very clear that nothing is as it appears. Set against a post-war backdrop but staged with contemporary urgency, this intense political thriller explores a particularly American culture of violence.
ALL PERFORMANCES WILL BE HELD AT HERE ARTS CENTER
145 6th Avenue
New York, NY
Enter on Dominick St.
One block south of Spring St.
June 4, 2015: Early research as part of the Screening Series
July 18, 2016: Work-in-progress showing at Pearl Studios, NYC
April-May, 2018: Script workshops at A.R.T./New York
October 5-20, 2018: World premiere performances at HERE Arts Center
Produced by Live Source Theatre Group
SUDDENLY was commissioned and developed by Live Source Theatre Group, and made possible with support from The Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Nancy Quinn Fund, and the A.R.T./New York Theatre Leadership Program, supported by The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Subsidized studio space provided by the A.R.T./New York Creative Space Grant, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE: a curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.
Public Relations: Bill Coyle // Coyle Entertainment