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Virginia Woolf will be on stage in New York City next month.Julia Miles Theatre

The revival of Room, a production based on Woolf’s writing that the New York Times described in 2002 as “a theatrical representation of the writer’s mind, an abstraction painted with theater’s animated tools,” will be at the Julia Miles Theater for 16 performances March 12-27.

Harvested from a lifetime of Virginia Woolf’s writing, Room traces the movement of a creative spirit in exquisite crisis, an artist in a pressure cooker of articulation who seeks room to move, room to breathe, and room to imagine.

As the NYT put it, “one of the strengths of  Room is that it focuses neither on polemics nor personal tragedy but rather on gathering the many strands of Woolf’s formidable intellect into a messy, resonant coherence.”

The L.A. Times raved about the production, saying, “Ellen Lauren’s masterly economy of movement, combined with Anne Bogart’s unerring compositional sense, is breathtaking.”

The production is presented by the Women’s Project and SITI Company. It is directed by Anne Bogart, adapted by Jocelyn Clark and stars Ellen Lauren.

It will be on stage Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3  and 7:30 p.m.
Exceptions: Matinee only–no 7:30 show–on Sunday March 13.

Bogart and Lauren will be available for a post-performance discussion on  March 22 and March 23.

The Julia Miles Theater is located at 424 West 55th Street, just west of Ninth Avenue. Tickets, priced at $60-$75, are on sale at Telecharge.com or call 212-239-6200. A group rate of $25 per ticket is available for groups of more than nine.

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