Bogosian's subUrbia Moves in Off-Broadway with Culkin, Capshaw, Hoffmann

News   Bogosian's subUrbia Moves in Off-Broadway with Culkin, Capshaw, Hoffmann The new Off-Broadway staging of Eric Bogosian's subUrbia, starring Kieran Culkin, Jessica Capshaw, Manu Narayan, Gaby Hoffmann and Daniel Eric Gold, opens at Second Stage Theatre Sept. 28.
Halley Feiffer and Kieran Culkin in subUrbia.
Halley Feiffer and Kieran Culkin in subUrbia. Photo by Joan Marcus

Second Stage artistic associate (and Bogosian's wife) Jo Bonney — who has helmed A Soldier’s Play and Living Out for the company — directs an updated production of the play at the midtown venue through Oct. 29. Performances began the new season Sept. 7.

In subUrbia, Bogosian takes an anti-utopian look into the lives of seven youths who meet at the parking lot of a Pakistani-owned convenience store. The work, which debuted in 1994 at Lincoln Center, returns to New York more than a decade later.

The new cast of subUrbia will feature Diksha Basu (Harvest), Jessica Capshaw (Fat Pig, "The Practice"), Kieran Culkin (After Ashley, "Igby Goes Down") Michael Esper (Manic Flight Reaction, Big Bill), Halley Feiffer (Urgent Fury, "The Squid and the Whale"), Gaby Hoffmann (Third, "You Can Count On Me"), Daniel Eric Gold (The Paris Letter, Small Tragedy, Cagelove), Manu Narayan (Bombay Dreams, Getting Home) and Peter Scanavino (Shining City, The Moonlight Room).

The design team will include Richard Hoover(scenic), Mimi O'Donnell (costume), David Weiner (lighting) and Rob Kaplowitz (sound).

Kelli Garner (Dog Sees God...) was previously announced to play the role of Sooze in the production, but had to withdraw due to a film conflict.

The new 2006-2007 season at Second Stage will also include Theresa Rebeck's The Scene (Dec. 12-Feb. 4, 2007) and Terrence McNally's Some Men (Feb. 23-April 15, 2007) as well as a spring production yet to be announced.

Tickets to subUrbia at Second Stage, 307 West 43rd Street (just off Eighth Ave.), are available by calling (212) 246-4422 or (800) 766-6048. For more information, go to www.SecondStageTheatre.com.

The cast of <i>subUrbia</i> at Second Stage.
The cast of subUrbia at Second Stage.