Will Pomerantz directs the work — seen earlier this year as part of the Impact Festival — which began previews Nov. 8 at the 45 Bleecker stage. The solo show will close its run at the current space earlier than planned, on Dec. 16, and then reopen Jan. 4, 2007, at the new stage for an open-ended run.
The Culture Project announced in November that it would take over the Manhattan Ensemble Theater's space at 55 Mercer Street in January. Dai will be the first work to play at the company's new 140-seat home.
The sold-out success at the Impact Festival features "actress, stand-up and neuroscientist" Bahr in her own solo play in which she "brings to life a remarkable range of heartfelt and outspoken characters that span the conflicted spectrum of Israeli society," as a release describes.
Bahr calls upon her own experiences as "a sergeant in the Israeli army, a former neuroscience researcher, author of the upcoming memoir 'Dork Whore,' and a confused dual citizen who has starred on both 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and the wholly unrelated nationwide release 'Larry the Cable Guy'" to lead audiences through an array of characters — including a Christian Dominionist, a Latina actress, a Palestinian intellectual and a Zionist former general, among many more — in a Tel Aviv café."
Tickets to Dai (enough) at the Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street (at Lafayette) are available by calling (866) 811-4111. For more information visit CultureProject.org.