Dallas — The bad news: The second season of AT&T Performing Arts Center's Off-Broadway on Flora series has a cancelation for one of the most anticipated shows that was on the season: Benjamin Scheuer's The Lion. The good news: It's been replaced with a performance by one of the great playwrights and solo performers (OK, he acts in a lot of other stuff too) of the past 35 years: Eric Bogosian.
Bogosian's Bitter Honey — The Best of 100 (Monologues) runs in the slot previously occupied by The Lion, Feb. 11-13 at the Wyly Theatre.
Here's more on Bogosian, the show and the series from the ATTPAC news release:
The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for Eric Bogosian: Bitter Honey – The Best of 100 (Monologues) will go on sale Friday, December 18 at 10 a.m. In his first live performance outside of New York since 2001, the Obie award-winner and Guggenheim Fellow will be performing four shows February 11 through February 13 at the Wyly Theatre in the Dallas Arts District. This show is a presentation of the Center’s 2015/2016 OFF BROADWAY ON FLORA season.
Between 1980 and 2000, Eric Bogosian wrote and performed in six full-length solo shows Off-Broadway, garnering him three Obie awards, the Drama Desk award and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Last year, Theatre Communications Group published the full collection of monologues, (numbering about one hundred) in 100 (Monologues). “Bitter Honey” is a nightly performance of a dozen of those monologues picked at random during the show, from the 100, resulting in a unique show every night.
Eric Bogosian replaces The Lion, previously scheduled for February, due to unforeseen scheduling issues. In April, we’ll present GHOST QUARTET, a song cycle about love, death and whiskey, with music and lyrics by two-time OBIE Award winner, Dave Malloy. The season culminates May 12-14 with THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS – a live action graphic novel created by Jason Neulander, Austin’s internationally-acclaimed writer, director, and producer.
Three-show mini-subscription packages remain available for this 2015/2016 OFF BROADWAY ON FLORA season. Center Members get access to the best available tickets. Call Membership Services at 214-978-2888 or go to www.attpac.org/support to join. Center Membership presale begins Monday, December 14 at 10 a.m.
Tickets for Eric Bogosian range from $49 to $29 and may be purchased, beginning Friday, December 18 at 10 a.m., online at www.attpac.org, by telephone at 214-880-0202 or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Information Center at 2353 Flora Street (Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday thru Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.).
Eric Bogosian: Bitter Honey – The Best of 100 (Monologues)
Thursday, February 11 – Friday, February 12 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 13 – 7 p.m. & 10 p.m.
Note: contains adult material
Eric Bogosian is best known as a playwright, novelist and actor. He wrote and starred in the play, “Talk Radio” (NY Shakespeare Festival, 1987; on Broadway starring Liev Schreiber, 2007), for which he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and the Tony award. For his film adaptation of the play, Bogosian received the Berlin Film Festival “Silver Bear.” His six solo performances Off-Broadway between 1980 and 2000, (including “Drinking in America”, “Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll” and “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”) received three Obie awards and the Drama Desk Award. In addition to “Talk Radio”, Bogosian has written a number of full-length plays including “subUrbia” (LCT, Second Stage, also adapted to film), “Griller” (Goodman), “Red Angel” (Williamstown Theater Festival), “Humpty Dumpty” (The McCarter), 1+1 (New York Stage and Film). He is also the author of three novels, “Mall”, “Wasted Beauty” and “Perforated Heart” and a novella, “Notes from Underground.” In April 2014, Theater Communications Group published the full collection of Bogosian’s monologues, titled “100 (monologues).” In April 2015, Little, Brown published “Operation Nemesis” Bogosian’s non-fiction account of the conspiracy that targeted and assassinated Turkish leaders responsible for the Armenian genocide.
As an actor, Bogosian has appeared in numerous films and television programs, starring in Robert Altman’s “The Caine Mutiny Court Martial”, Oliver Stone’s “Talk Radio”, as Travis Dane in “Under Siege II”, as Eddie Nash in “Wonderland” and as Captain Danny Ross in sixty episodes of “Law & Order:CI.” In 2010, he starred on Broadway in “Time Stands Still” with Laura Linney, Brian Darcy James and Alicia Silverstone/Christina Ricci. Recent guest star appearances on television include “The Good Wife” and “Elementary.”
Bogosian is a Guggenheim fellow. He lives in New York with his wife, director Jo Bonney.