Ben Randle

THEATRE DIRECTOR

New JC Lee Collaboration, 'warplay' Sets World Premiere

New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco will present the world premiere of warplay by JC Lee,  directed by NCTC Artistic Associate Ben Randle, as part of its 2016-2017 Season, which also marks the company's 35th Anniversary.

Inspired by The Iliad and the epic tale of Achilles and Patroclus, warplay is a "shockingly funny, poetic and radical re-imagining of one of the oldest love stories in all of Western literature," according to NCTC press materials. As they describe the story: "Two Young men. A battle rages in the distance. Game on."

warplay was developed as part of NCTC New Play Development Lab, under the direction of Randle. Lee and Randle previously collaborated on the world premiere of Lee's Into the Clear Blue Sky in 2011. Read reviews of Into the Clear Blue Sky here.

Full cast and creative team to be announced.

For more information, visit NCTC's website.

Eric Kerr, Adrian Anchondo. Into the Clear Blue Sky. Photo by Claire Rice.

Eric Kerr, Adrian Anchondo. Into the Clear Blue Sky. Photo by Claire Rice.