Office Politics Begins Off-Broadway Performances June 5


When a white male co-worker makes an off-the-cuff racially insensitive remark to his boss’s black female assistant, what he thought was harmless joke snowballs, catapulting the ad sales office of a women’s magazine into turmoil. Differing beliefs about power, race and class collide, resulting in an explosion of shocking revelations, lies and accusations that have the power to leave their department in utter shreds.

OFFICE POLITICS, an explosive new play by Marcy Lovitch, will begin performances on June 5 at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night will be Thursday June 11th at 7:30 PM. Presented by the Long View Theater Company under the direction of Aimee Todoroff, the cast of OFFICE POLITICS will feature Patrice Bell (“Six of One”), Josh Doucette (Irreversible), Philip Guerette (“American Genius”), Carson Lee (A Serious Man), Molly Lovell (And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little), Maria Wolf (The Balcony), and Nicholas De Sibio (Working Out with Leona).

Playwright Marcy Lovitch is no stranger to controversial shows about women’s empowerment. She wrote and acted in her one-woman show, Dirty Laundry, which she performed at the first and second New York International Fringe Festivals (FringeNYC), New York’s HERE Arts Center, the Womankind Festival of One-Woman Shows (One Dream Theater, NYC) and Philadelphia’s Womenspeak Festival (Walnut Street Studio Theater). Her plays A Brooklyn Romance and Ode to Brad premiered at Ensemble Studio Theater. Other plays include A Hollywood Ending, The Girl with No Mazel and screenplays Rini’s 40th Birthday and Media Darling.

Director Aimee Todoroff has performed at venues across the country, was the recipient of the Sinclair Foundation Award for Excellence in Performance and has been a part of several Obie Award winning productions. She has directed for Primary Stages, The Living Theatre, HERE Arts Center, Writopia Labs, The Westside Theatre, Guild Hall, and The Metropolitan Theatre Company (2011 Obie Grant recipient), and is the co-founder of the independent theater company Elephant Run District.

Set design for OFFICE POLITICS is by Sandy Yaklin, with costume design by Deanna R Frieman, lighting design by Joshua Benghiat and sound design by Daniel Spitaliere.

The show will play Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM, with matinees Saturday at 3 PM and Sunday at 2 PM for a limited engagement through June 20th.