The New Group’s world premiere of Seth Zvi Rosenfeld’s Downtown Race Riot, will play November 14–December 23 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).
Directed by Scott Elliott, opening night is scheduled for December 3.
Flip through photos of the cast below:
Chloë Sevigny and the Cast of the World Premiere of Downtown Race Riot Meet the Press
Chloë Sevigny stars as Mary Shannon and is joined by Cristian DeMeo (Tommy-Sick), David Levi (Jimmy “Pnut” Shannon), Moise Morancy (Marcel “Massive” Baptiste), Josh Pais (Bob Gilman), Sadie Scott (Joyce Shannon), and Daniel Sovich (Jay 114).
Downtown Race Riot is set on a summer day in 1976 when “a mob of young men—all white except one—descended on Washington Square Park with pipes and bats, and attacked any people of color they could find,” according to press notes. The play “takes us back to that day, to the cramped Village apartment of Mary Shannon, a strung-out, free-wheeling single mom, as her son Pnut and his Haitian best friend Massive wrestle with their obligation to join the riot. The boys, torn between loyalty to each other and to the neighborhood, grasp for ways to keep the violence from destroying their friendship forever.”
For ticket information call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, visit the box office at 416 West 42nd Street, or go to thenewgroup.org.