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Spalding Gray at Lincoln Center
Morning, Noon and Night

Lincoln Center Theater will present writer and performer Spalding Gray in his newest monologue Morning, Noon and Night, beginning Sunday, October 31st at 7:30 pm in the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Opening night is Monday, Novermber 8th at 7:30 pm. Morning, Noon and Night will be performed on Sunday and Monday evenings at 7:30 pm through January 10th.

Spalding Gray returns to the Lincoln Center Theater stage where he has performed his monologues Swimming To Cambodia (Obie Award Winner), Terrors of Pleasure, Monster In A Box, Gray's Anatomy and It's A Slippery Slope with Morning, Noon and Night. His newest monologue covers some of the events in one day in his life with his family, Kathie, Marissa, Forrest and Theo, living in a small town in Long Island. It begins with the sun coming up over The Old Whalers Church - and all that means and doesn't mean - and ends with Spalding being kicked to sleep by his infant son.

As a writer, actor and performer, Mr. Gray has created a series of eighteen monologues which have been performed throughout the United States, Europe and Australia, including those performed at Lincoln Center Theater as well as Booze, Cars and College Girls, A Personal History of the American Theater; India and After (America). Off-Broadway, Mr. Gray played Hoss in the Performance Group's New York premiere of Sam Shepard's Tooth of Crime, and with the Wooster Group, which he co-founded in 1977, wrote and performed the autobiographical trilogy, Three Places in Rhode Island. Film credits include Roland Joffe's The Killing Fields Jonathan Demme's Swimming to Cambodia and many others including two specials for television. His publications include: a collection of monologues, Sex and Death to the Age 14 from Random House, In Search of the Monkey Girl from Aperture Press, and the novel Impossible Vacation from Knopf. Mr. Gray has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Paul Spencer (Creative Consultant), is a writer from New York City. He is best known for his humorous ad campaign for the New York State Lottery and for his work as a voice-over actor. This is his second project with Spalding Gray, the first being It's a Slippery Slope.

Morning, Noon and Night was commissioned and performed as a work in progress, January 1999 in the Rinker Playhouse at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Morning, Noon and Night will run concurrently in the Beaumont with Lincoln Center Theater's new musical Marie Christine, with words and music by Michael John LaChiusa and directed and chorographed by Graciela Daniele. Additionally, currently running at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater is Susan Stroman and John Weidman's new dance play Contact and on Sunday and Monday evenings, the return of A.R. Gurney's family story Ancestral Voices.

Tickets to Morning, Noon and Night, priced at $45, $40 and $25 are available at the Lincoln Center Theater box office (150 West 65th Street) or by calling Tele-Charge at (212) 239-6200.

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