MORE ROTATING GUEST ACTORS ANNOUNCED FOR BARROW STREET THEATRICALS’ “NASSIM”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
SCOTT ADSIT, PETER GROSZ, CRAIG LUCAS,
ALEX MARINO, KEILLY MCQUAIL, OMAR METWALLY,
BRAD OSCAR, ARMANDO RIESCO, AND BEN STEINFELD
JOIN THE ROTATING CAST FOR
BARROW STREET THEATRICALS’
AMERICAN PREMIERE OF
BY NASSIM SOLEIMANPOUR
AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER, STAGE II
New York, NY (December 14, 2018) – Barrow Street Theatricals’ announced this weekend and next week’s rotating cast of guest actors for the American premiere of the Nassim Soleimanpour and Bush Theatre production of NASSIM by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit Red Rabbit), featuring direction by Omar Elerian.
Joining the production on Friday, December 14 at 7:30pm will be two-time Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Grosz (“The President Show,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,”); Saturday, December 15 at 2:30pm will be actress Keilly McQuail (Her Requiem); Saturday, December 15 at 7:30pm is Tony Award-nominated actor Omar Metwally (“The Affair,” Guards At The Taj); Sunday, December 16 at 2:30pm is writer Alex Marino (“The Daily Show”); Sunday, December 16 at 7:30pm is Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor Scott Adsit (“30 Rock”); Tuesday, December 18 at 7:30pm is Lucille Lortel-nominated actor/director Ben Steinfeld (Cyrano de Bergerac, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson); Wednesday, December 19 at 7:30pm is three-time Tony Award nominated playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Lucas (The Light in the Piazza, Prelude to a Kiss); Thursday, December 20 at 7:30pm is Lucille Lortel-nominated actor Armando Riesco (“The Chi,” The Happiest Song Plays Last); and Friday, December 21 at 7:30pm is two-time Tony Award-nominated actor Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!, The Producers). Additional rotating guest actors will be announced shortly.
As previously announced, Barrow Street Theatricals, formerly Barrow Street Theatre, moves uptown to New York City Center, Stage II (131 West 55th Street) just for this production, which celebrated its official opening night this past Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
No rehearsals. A different guest actor at every performance. A sealed envelope. And some surprises. In his latest work, Nassim explores the power of language to unite us in these uncertain times.
NASSIM was originally commissioned and produced by the Bush Theatre and received its world premiere at the Bush Theatre, London, July 25, 2017.
Nassim Soleimanpour’s first play, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, ran for more than nine months in New York, and was performed by Whoopi Goldberg, Bobby Cannavale, Nathan Lane, F. Murray Abraham, and other celebrated actors. It has been performed thousands of times in the United States and has been translated into more than 25 languages. NASSIM is his latest exploration into imaginative storytelling that also challenges traditional theatrical forms.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.NYCityCenter.org; on the phone by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212; or in person at New York City Center box office, open Monday-Saturday, noon-8pm, and Sunday, noon-7:30pm.
NASSIM is produced off-Broadway by Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, and Tom Wirtshafter.
Barrow Street Theatricals was founded by Scott Morfee and Tom Wirtshafter in 2003 at its home in New York’s historic Greenwich House, where they operated the 200-seat Barrow Street Theatre until September 2018. They have produced and presented numerous award-winning shows, including the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe (with Paines Plough); Tracy Letts’ BUG; Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, Tribes by Nina Raine (both directed by David Cromer); Josh Schmidt’s Adding Machine: a musical, and many more.
Praise for NASSIM
“An unusually vivid celebration of theatre’s liveness, speaking the universal language of humanity. That makes it sound pat and sentimental. It’s not. This is a show that uses presence – technology and physical – and absence to clever effect. It explores the freedom and limitation of language, whether through censorship or the difficulties of speaking in one language and feeling in another. The act of staging this show is a striking demonstration of how words can keep us apart but also bring us together.”
“A tantalizing theatrical provocation that breaks down all walls.”
“The story of human connection and hope embodied in the very form of Nassim Soleimanpour’s work, and – perhaps – now also embedded in the heart of everyone who sees this remarkable show.”
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