Friends From College's Annie Parisse, Tony-nominated director Brad Oscar, Oscar nominee Amy Ryan, and My Fair Lady's Manu Narayan are among the latest to join the roster of rotating guest stars in Off-Broadway's NASSIM.
In the new play by White Rabbit, Red Rabbit playwright Nassim Soleimanpour, the performer is handed the script in a sealed envelope at the start of each performance—similar to the Iranian playwright's previous work, White Rabbit Red Rabbit.
Joining the engagement are Oscar (Something Rotten!) December 21; Ryan (Gone Baby Gone, Birdman) December 22 matinee; BAFTA Award winner Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting) December 22 at 7:30 PM; The New One director Seth Barrish, December 23 matinee; George Demas (Our Town, An Oak Tree) December 23; Kati Brazda (Our Town, The Effect) December 26 matinee; Narayan (My Fair Lady, Bombay Dreams) December 26 at 7:30 PM; co-artistic director and founder of Fiasco Theater Jessie Austrian (The Importance of Being Earnest) December 27; Will Brill (Tribes, You Can’t Take It With You) December 28; Nathan Darrow (House of Cards, Gotham) December 29 matinee; co-artistic director and founder of Fiasco Theater Noah Brody, December 29; Lucille Lortel Award nominee Nathan Lee Graham (The View UpStairs, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) December 30 matinee; Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof (Kiss Me, Kate, Assassins, Little Shop of Horrors) December 30; Lucille Lortel Award nominee Thom Sesma (Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd) January 2; Emmy nominee Parisse, January 3; Drama Desk winner Ken Marks (Airline Highway, Father Comes Home from the Wars) January 4; John Rapson (Sweeney Todd, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder ) January 5 matinee; Lisa Emery (Ozark, Casa Valentina) January 5; Meghan O’Neill (Animals) January 6 matinee; and Cory Michael Smith (Gotham, 1985, Carol) January 6.
The Barrow Street Theatricals production, directed by Omar Elerian, opened at New York City Center December 12. Performances are scheduled through April 2019. Additional guests will be announced at a later date.
Among those to previously announced to perform in NASSIM are Tony-nominated playwright Craig Lucas (The Light in the Piazza), Emmy winner Peter Grosz, Tony nominee Omar Metwally (Guards at the Taj), Tony-winning playwright and actor Tracy Letts, Cush Jumbo (The River), and Torch Song star Michael Urie, among others.
Photos: Opening Night of Nassim Off-Broadway
NASSIM is produced off-Broadway by Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, and Tom Wirtshafter.