Allan Buchman and The Culture Project present the work slated to start Aug. 20 at the downtown Manhattan venue with an official opening Aug. 24.
Similar to the theatre's former tenant The Exonerated, the drama Guantánamo is based on actual testimony of detainees (as well as lawyers and public officials). Victoria Brittain and Gillian Slovo assembled the work from interviews (conducted in March and April 2004) of five British detainees at the titular Cuban locale who were released from imprisonment in late February.
Nicolas Kent and Sacha Wares direct the work which was commissioned (from an idea by Kent) by the Tricycle Theatre in January 2004. The show opened at the northern London Tricycle in May to sold out crowds and recently moved to the West End.
The New York run will be cast with American actors. No casting has been announced.
For tickets to Guantánamo at 45 Bleecker Street Theatre, call (212) 212-253-7017. For more information on The Culture Project, visit www.45bleecker.com.