Israel Horovitz's launches new theatre company with NY Premiere of The Secret of Mme. Bonnard's Bath
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Posted: January 10 2007


10 January 2007 ( - Israel Horovitz’s New York Playwrights Lab presents its inaugural production, the New York premiere of Horovitz’s The Secret of Mme. Bonnard’s Bath. The production will begin performances on Saturday, February 3, opening on Thursday, February 8 running through February 24 at Theatre Row’s Kirk Theatre (410 West 42 Street).

Is it the search for an absolute brush stroke of vibrant color that led Pierre Bonnard, one of the most enigmatic masters of the 20th century, to suddenly revise his painting ... even though it was hanging on the wall of a small Paris museum? Or was it the artist's need to revisit a long-hidden and tragic love? Two young art students discover the changed painting and uncover The Secret of Mme Bonnard’s Bath... Israel Horovitz's masterful new play promises mystery, romance, intellect and humor.

The cast includes JOHN SHEA (TV’s “Louis & Clark”, “Mutant X”, Stage: Yentil, How I Learned to Drive, Down the Garden Path, The Director), MICHAEL BAKKENSEN (Bway: Festen; The Man Who Came To Dinner, Off-Bway: The Paris Letter) and STEPHANIE JANSSEN (Off-Bway: Cupid and Psyche, Machiavelli)

“Mysteries of love and art abound in ‘The Secret of Mme. Bonnard’s Bath’… A fascinating journey... “ -Boston Globe “An intriguing picture of the artistic mind. Horovitz has created something magical in ‘The Secret of Mme. Bonnard’s Bath’.” - Boston Herald.

New York Playwrights Lab presents

The Secret of Mme. Bonnard's Bath

Performances begin Saturday, February 3, opens Thursday, February 8 through February 24

Performance Schedule: Wednesday – Saturday at 8PM; Saturday at 2PM

NO SUNDAY PERFOMANCES (added perf Sunday, February 4 at 3PM)

Theatre Row Theatre’s Kirk Theatre is located at 410 West 42 Street

Tickets are $18. Please visit or call 212 -279-4200

NOTE: Contains adult language and nudity.


Horovitz & cast will be hosting post-show Talk Backs after all Wednesday and Saturday matinee performances

Press dates for The Secret of Mme. Bonnard's Bath are:

Sunday, 2/4 at 3pm; Wednesday 2/7 at 8pm; Thursday, 2/8 at 8pm (opening).

Mr. Horovitz and the cast are available for interviews.

Please contact Springer Associates PR at 212 354 4660 to arrange press seats or interviews.


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