Ahlin, who recently appeared in the Tony-winning Broadway revival of Journey's End, has written and stars in the one-man comedy, which will officially open Feb. 18 at the Barrow Group Theatre.
Barrow Group artistic director Seth Barrish directs Gray Area with a creative team including Markas Henry (set and costume design), Aaron Copp and Lauren Parish (lighting design), Stefano Zazzera (sound design) and Kim Lorenz (prop design). Tyler Hall serves as the production's technical director with stage management by Cassie Kivnick and Joe Williamson.
Gray Area, according to press materials, begins as "New York's leading drama and social critic decides to call it quits. He spends his final radio broadcast, a bitter farewell, firing salvos at a variety of targets, saving a savage barrage against Civil War re-enactors for last. He discovers he has picked the wrong fight when three hardcore re-enactors take profound offense and stage a 'redress for the ages.' What ensues can only be described as; the Civil War's last battle; a full out black-white, blue-gray, blue-red raging debate by characters who are, ironically, the most colorful because they come from the opposite ends of the spectrum."
In addition to his stage work in Journey's End, Orson's Shadow and The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Ahlin won the Actors Theatre of Louisville playwriting award and the Virtual Theatre Project's The Pen is a Mighty Sword award.
Gray Area plays a limited engagement through March 16 at the Barrow Group Theatre, located in Manhattan at 312 West 36th Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com. For further information visit www.barrowgroup.org.