Inspired by Bertolt Brecht's inflammatory play Baal, Clive tracks a dissipated songwriter in 1990s New York City from the hedonistic heights of seduction and consumption into an ecstasy of self-destruction. This production reunites Jonathan Marc Sherman and Ethan Hawke, who teamed previously at The New Group on Things We Want (written by Sherman, directed by Hawke). At once a celebration and a nightmare vision of life lived for pleasure, Clive boasts an eclectic selection of classic American songs performed live.
Brooks Ashmanskas, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ethan Hawke, Stephanie Janssen, Mahira Kakkar, Zoe Kazan, Aaron Krohn, Dana Lyn, Jonathan Marc Sherman
Author: Jonathan Marc Sherman
Director: Ethan Hawke
Producer: The New Group
Press Agent: Seven17 Publicity
In His Comfort Zone
At this point in Ethan Hawke’s life directing an Off Broadway play in New York with like-minded actors seems like the highest and best use of his skills.