Albee's "Lolita" on stage in New York City

The International Theatre Workshop presents Edward Albee's "Lolita" in honor of Vladimir Nabokov's 100th birthday.

International Theatre Workshop, Slava Stepnov, Producing Director, is pleased to present Edward Albee's "Lolita" in honor of the 100th anniversary of Vladimir Nabokov’s birth. The production begins performances on Friday, April 16th and opens Monday April 19th at 8:00 p.m. at The Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street (just off Lafayette, 1 block North of Bleecker). Performances run Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays @ 8:00 p.m. and Sundays @ 7:00 p.m. All tickets are $15.00. For reservations call (212) 741-6436.

Haunted by the memory of a lost adolescent love, Humbert Humbert begins a tormented relationship with his 12-year old American stepdaughter Dolores Haze, nicknamed Lolita. Using both humor and affecting emotion, Albee’s adaptation details Humbert’s controversial obsession with Dolores in a series of interrelated scenes. An urbane narrator interacts with the increasingly desperate Humbert as he first marries and plots the murder of Lolita’s mother then embarks with the girl on a zig-zag tour across America.

Director Slava Stepnov’s vision of “Lolita” is less about sex and pedophilia than it is about being a slave to one’s own ego. Stepnov, a graduate of the Russian Academy of Theatre Art in Moscow, has directed 36 plays and musicals in 8 major cities in Russia and Georgia during his 25-year career. He spent 2 years as a guest teacher and director at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. In 1997, Stepnov moved to New York and founded STEPS Theatre Production Company and the International Theatre Workshop, which recently presented a critically acclaimed production of Chekov’s “The Seagull.”

Edward Albee is the author of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” (Tony and Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play), “Sea Scape (Pulitzer Prize), “A Delicate Balance” (Pulitzer Prize) and “Three Tall Women” (Pulitzer Prize, London Evening Standard Award, Drama Critics Circle Award, Lucille Lortel and Outer Circle Critics Award for Best Play).

The cast of “Lolita” features Nansi Aliuka, Mitchell C. Barnett, Lynne Bolton, Amy Caitlin Carr, Bill D. Johnson, Brain Pevar, Marisha Pessl, Jennifer Sharp, Yelena Shmulenson, Lorelei Young, and Kimberly Ver Steeg.

For additional information call (212) 741-6436.

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