Dark Comedy Princes of Waco Opens Off-Broadway Jan. 11

News   Dark Comedy Princes of Waco Opens Off-Broadway Jan. 11 The world premiere of Robert Askins' Texas-set Princes of Waco officially opens Off-Broadway Jan. 11 at the Ensemble Studio Theatre.

Dylan McCullough directs the production that began previews Jan. 8 and will run through Jan. 30 at EST. Askins is a member of EST's Youngblood playwrights collective.

"I saw the play in Youngblood's Unfiltered Festival and I knew that Robert Askins has a voice that needed to be heard on our mainstage," said EST artistic director William Carden in a statement. "That voice is visceral and his characters are deep and complex, remarkable for a writer only 29 years old."

The cast of Princes of Waco features Evan Enderle (Dance Dance Revolution), Christine Farrell ("Law and Order"), Scott Sowers (Inherit the Wind, Streetcar Named Desire) and Megan Tusing (The Theory of Everything).

Press notes read: "In darkest Texas, an old man teaches a fatherless boy how to drink, fight and steal by a code. But when they love the same girl, that brings killing and dying into the picture. That's where the trouble starts. [Princes of Waco] is a fierce, viciously funny journey to a bloody, forgotten West."

The production has set design by Maiko Chii, lighting design by Ji-Youn Chang, costume design by Danielle Schembre and sound design by Hillary Charnas. For tickets visit EnsembleStudioTheatre or phone (212) 352-3101.

The Ensemble Studio Theatre is located at 549 West 52nd Street in Manhattan.

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