Sex. Love. Lust. Passion… A Gritty and Unapologetic Look at Relationships


Sex. Love. Lust. Passion…
A Gritty and Unapologetic Look at Relationships

Yemaya Production Company in conjunction with Arch Productions presents an intriguing adaptation of Patrick Marber's CLOSER

New York, New York-- December 29, 2006 --Sex, love, lust and passion....all play key ingredients in Closer as produced by New York-based theatrical companies Yemaya Production Company and Arch Productions. Teaming to create the first all African-American production of Patrick Marber's comedic drama, co-Producers Suzanne Harvin (Yemaya Production Company) and Damien Smith (Arch Productions) bring a "new look" to the stage of the famed Nuyorican Poets Cafe. The show will run February 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17. All performances begin at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door.

"Patrick Marber's writing is riveting and compelling,” remarks director Suzanne Harvin. “After reading Closer I knew I had to stage this challenging production."

Closer examines four strangers' foray into the oftentimes dark reality of human lust and desire. The play delves into sexual politics in a way that is both entertaining and gripping for today's mature audience. Closer follows the story of Dan, an obituary writer, Alice, a stripper, Anna, a photographer and Larry, a dermatologist whose very different lives become intermingled in an intricate web of love and betrayal. This play presents an honest view about how men and women connect in our fast paced, cyber society.

Closer directed by Jeffrey Speetjens and starring Suzanne Harvin as Alice, features the acting talents of Donovan Christie as Dan, Andaye Hill as Anna and Julian James as Larry.

Prior to its opening, Yemaya Production will be hosting an evening of tribute to freedom and art in the rawest form featuring the talents of dynamic women through gallery pieces and stage performances on January 11 from 6 to 9 pm at the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe (236 East 3rd Street between Avenues B and C).

For more information and to purchase tickets for the fundraiser, contact Suzanne Harvin at (718) 354-0807 or

Yemaya Production Company was founded by Suzanne Harvin in 2006. Witnessing the lack of diverse roles afforded to women and people of color, Suzanne decided to create a production company that would intentionally produce an array of artistic opportunities to such groups. Named after the river goddess of Yoruba in Nigeria, the Yemaya Production Company reflects the essence of this Orisha goddess. For more information visit:

Arch Productions, an established producer of independent theatre in New York City, has been dedicated to presenting original and classic plays that reflect the diversity of the world community and confront complex issues of today. They believe that through the theatre the dramatic artist has the power to transcend ignorance and injustice, while bringing the audience a new understanding of the world around them. For more information visit


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