The Laboratory for International Theatre Exchange (LITE) Company presentation in association with The Flea Theatre is slated to open March 2 for a run at the downtown Manhattan stage through March 23. Adam Melnick directs.
The new comedy from the author of Cranes follows "an otherworldly being who falls from the sky and lands in Brighton Beach." Through his travels, The Wanderer takes on the identities of living beings from a house painter to a baker to the son of a Mafioso, changing the course of the lives he encounters.
The cast features Anthony Arkin (The Waverly Gallery), Larry Block (2 1/2 Jews), Amelia Campbell (Tony nominee for Our Country's Good), Brian Gottesmann and David Warshofsky (On the Waterfront).
Lipkin's other plays include My Job Is My Life, The Elephant Play and Baton Rouge. Melnick serves as artistic director for The LITE Company which produces the annual Chekhov Now Festival — a three-week event highlighting new works inspired by and adaptations of works by Anton Chekhov.
The design team for The Wanderer features Nathan Haverin (set), Josh Bradford (lighting) and Amela Boksic (costume). For tickets to The Wanderer at The Flea, 41 White Street (between Broadway and Church, south of Canal Street), call (212) 414-7773. For more information, visit www.thewanderer-play.com.