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Dress of Fire, Starring Austin Pendleton, Set to Open April 22nd.

Austin Pendleton

Performances for the new play DRESS OF FIRE, starring acting & directing legend Austin Pendleton, due to an unforeseen cast health issue will begin April 19th (not previously April 13th). Opening night is still set for Sunday, April 22nd at 7 pm at the 13th Street Theatre, 50 West 13 Street (just east of Sixth Ave.)

As the conflict rages around the walls of the city of Troy (whose dilemma startlingly resembles that of our world today), the passionate characters in Nina Kethevan’s DRESS OF FIRE are as much preoccupied by their own personal dramas as by the impending disaster that will sweep it all away.

Austin Pendleton starred on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof, Grand Hotel, Doubles, and The Diary of Anne Frank, and Off-Broadway in Oh Dad, Poor Dad…;The Exonerated; The Last Sweet Days of Isaac; and Educating Rita. His extensive film & TV credits include What’s Up Doc?, Finding Nemo, “Oz,” My Cousin Vinny, “Billions,” and A Beautiful Mind.

Under the direction of Ioan Ardelean, DRESS OF FIRE will also feature Timothy Doyle (Broadway’s Fortune’s Fool andSalome, “Orange is the New Black”), James Edward Becton (Double Cross, Prometheus Trap), Chris Brandt (Medicine Show Theatre), Caleb Carlson (“Last Days of the Nazis,” “Amish Witches”), Paul Carrazzone (Deadly Sins), Lindsay Gitter (Crashlight), Alexandra Laliberte (The Cellar), Bryan Marshall (Orpheus Descending), Elena Rusconi (“The Catch”), Tara Steinberg (Inside Llewyn Davis), and Daniel Yaiullo (The Santaland Diaries).

Playwright Nina Kethevan played Gregor’s violin-playing sister in Kafka’s Metamorphosis and Anna in Chekhov’s Ivanovin Paris. Her adaptation of Nijinsky’s journal (and performance in the title role) won unanimous praise. After that triumph in Paris, she was subsequently invited to London’s National Theatre to perform two guest performances in English.

The playing schedule for DRESS OF FIRE will be Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, with matinees Saturday& Sunday at 3 pm through April 29th.

Tickets are $30 and are available ​through or Brown Paper Tickets:

Or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Same day $20 student & senior tickets (with valid I.D.) will be available in person at the box office.





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