A Downed Pilot Abroad Is Focus of U.S. Premiere, American Pilot

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The American Pilot, the new David Greig drama that earned praise in London, opens Nov. 21 in its U.S. premiere by Manhattan Theatre Club.
Aaron Staton plays the title character in The American Pilot.
Aaron Staton plays the title character in The American Pilot. Photo by Carol Rosegg

MTC artistic director Lynne Meadow directs the staging at City Center's Stage II. Previews began Off-Broadway Nov. 2. *

"In a rural village in a war-torn country, an American pilot crash-lands," according to MTC. "Should the villagers in the region help him, murder him or use him as a pawn in a dangerous game with the enemy? This powerful, topical and very human new play just earned raves at London's Royal Shakespeare Company. This new production will mark its eagerly anticipated American premiere."

The cast features Geoffrey Arend (The Translator), Anjali Bhimani (Evie), Brian Bielawski (Soldier #1), Yusef Bulos (The Trader), Josh Casaubon (Soldier #2), Ron Domingo (The Farmer), Aaron Staton (The American Pilot), Rita Wolf (Sarah) and Waleed F. Zuaiter (The Captain).

The design team comprises Derek McLane (set design), Ilona Somogyi (costume design), Christopher Akerlind (lighting design) and Obadiah Eaves (sound design).

Performances continue to Dec. 31. For more information, visit www.manhattantheatreclub.com.

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At MTC's other Off-Broadway venue, across the lobby at City Center Stage I, is the world premiere of Paul Rudnick's Regrets Only.

Anjali Bhimani, Waleed F. Zuaiter, Ron Domingo, Geoffrey Arend and Aaron Staton in <i>The American Pilot</i>.
Anjali Bhimani, Waleed F. Zuaiter, Ron Domingo, Geoffrey Arend and Aaron Staton in The American Pilot. Photo by Carol Rosegg
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