Abingdon's Cry Havoc Officially Opens Off-Broadway Oct. 28

News   Abingdon's Cry Havoc Officially Opens Off-Broadway Oct. 28 The Abingdon Theatre Company's production of Tom Coash's Cry Havoc officially opens Oct. 28.
Pamela Paul and Keith Merrill in Cry Havoc.
Pamela Paul and Keith Merrill in Cry Havoc.

Keith Merrill, Pamela Paul and Sameer Sheikh star in the Abingdon staging of Cry Havoc, which began previews Oct. 20. The drama, according to press notes, "is set in present day Cairo, where a British expatriate writer and his male Egyptian lover are forced to examine the fine line between conviction and obsession as they confront a repressive government and their own identities." Kim T. Sharp, associate artistic director for the Abingdon Theatre Company, helms the limited engagement, which is scheduled to run through Nov. 11.

The creative team for Cry Havoc includes Anthony Kudner (lighting design), Deborah J. Caney (costume design), Kim T. Sharp and James C. DeWoody (set design) and Ken Feldman (sound design).

Cry Havoc premiered at California State University, earning the National New Play Award. Coash's drama made its professional premiere at Philadelphia's InterAct Theatre, with subsequent productions at Los Angeles' West Coast Ensemble, Chicago's Bailiwick Theatre and Western Kentucky University. Tom Coash currently serves as the director of new play development for Stageworks/Hudson.

Cry Havoc plays the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, located in Manhattan at 312 West 36th Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com

For further information visit www.abingdontheatre.org.

Sameer Sheikh and Keith Merrill in <i>Cry Havoc</i>.
Sameer Sheikh and Keith Merrill in Cry Havoc.
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