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CLIVE
By Jonathan Marc Sherman
Directed by Ethan Hawke

The New Group
Jan. 17–Mar. 9. 2013


with Brooks Ashmanskas, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ethan Hawke, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Zoe Kazan, Stephanie Janssen, Mahira Kakkar, Aaron Krohn and Dana Lyn

Inspired by Bertolt Brecht's inflammatory play Baal, Clive tracks a dissipated songwriter in 1990s New York City from the hedonistic heights of seduction and consumption into an ecstasy of self-destruction. This production reunites Jonathan Marc Sherman and Ethan Hawke, who teamed previously at The New Group on Things We Want (written by Sherman, directed by Hawke). At once a celebration and a nightmare vision of life lived for pleasure, Clive boasts an eclectic selection of classic American songs performed live.

Set Design: Derek McLane
Costume Design: Cathy Zuber
Lighting Design: Jeff Croiter
Sound Design: Shane Rettig
Original Music: GAINES
Dramaturgy: Cobina Gillitt

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