Cry Havoc Begins Performances Off-Broadway Oct. 20

News   Cry Havoc Begins Performances Off-Broadway Oct. 20 The Off-Broadway premiere of Tom Coash's Cry Havoc, presented by The Abingdon Theatre Company, begins performances Oct. 20.

Abingdon associate artistic director Kim T. Sharp directs a cast that includes Keith Merrill, Pamela Paul and Sameer Sheikh.

Coash's intimate work "is set in present day Cairo, where a British expatriate writer and his male Egyptian lover are forced to examine the fine line between conviction and obsession as they confront a repressive government and their own identities," according to press notes.

Cry Havoc premiered at California State University, earning the National New Play Award. Coash's drama made its professional premiere at Philadelphia's InterAct Theatre, with subsequent productions at Los Angeles' West Coast Ensemble, Chicago's Bailiwick Theatre and Western Kentucky University. Tom Coash currently serves as the director of new play development for Stageworks/Hudson.

Cry Havoc officially opens Off-Broadway Oct. 28 and will play a limited engagement through Nov. 11 at the Dorothy Strelsin 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.abingdontheatre.org.