Drinking in America

Previews begin Friday, March 10 / Opening Sunday, March 19 at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, between MacDougal & 6th Avenue – one block south of W. 3rd Street), Audible Theater’s creative home for live performances in New York.

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Audible Inc., the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, is pleased to announce Drinking in America, written by three-time Obie Award winner Eric Bogosian and starring Andre Royo (“The Wire”), as the next production opening at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, between MacDougal & 6th Avenue – one block south of W. 3rd Street), Audible’s creative home for live performances in New York. The show will also be recorded and released on Audible at a later date, extending its reach to millions of listeners around the world.

Performances of this four-week limited engagement will begin Friday, March 10, with opening night set for Sunday, March 19.

Along with the world premiere four-week engagement of Lucy, which opens tonight – written and directed by BAFTA Award nominee Erica Schmidt (Cyrano, MacBeth) and starring Drama Desk Award nominee Brooke Bloom (Cloud Nine, Everybody, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) and Lynn Collins (“The Walking Dead,” X-Men Origins: Wolverine, John Carter), along with Charlotte Surak (Waitress) – Drinking in America continues Audible Theater’s fifth season of shows at the Minetta Lane Theatre.


Praised as “a breakneck, hair-raising comic tour of the contemporary American male psyche” by The New York Times, Drinking in America is a gritty, muscular restaging with star Andre Royo (The Wire) bringing to vivid life over a dozen colorful characters, each in the throes of intoxication. Written and originated by three-time Obie Award winner Eric Bogosian, this critically acclaimed work takes on a new persona in our present day, with terms like toxic masculinity and male fragility at the forefront of the zeitgeist. In this new interpretation, Drinking in America continues to challenge society’s ideal of what exactly makes a man, and just how easy it can be to break that same man down.

Bogosian returns to the Minetta Lane for the first time since his 1994 Obie Award-winning play, Pounding Nails in the Floor.

The creative team for Drinking in America includes Mark Armstrong (director), Kristen Robinson (scenic design), Sarita Fellows (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design), John Gromada (sound design), Kate Wilson (dialect and vocal coach), and Bess Marie Glorioso (production stage manager). Technical supervision is by Hudson Theatrical Associates with general management by Baseline Theatrical’s Andy Jones & Jonathan Whitton. Drinking in America is produced in association with Andrew D. Hamingson and William Russo (ADH Theatricals).