Playwright Lance Crowfoot-Suede's new play,Syria, America, that has been playing at NYC's Greenwich Street Playhouse, is set to close July 8. The play, focusing on four Syrian-Jewish-American friends, opened June 12 at the downtown locale.
In Syria, the four friends, played at different ages by eight actors, are confronted with the dilemma of choosing between their personal sexual identity and their deeply-religious, Syrian-Jewish community. The adult/childhood buddies are played by Bob Bucci and Dan Fotou as Eli, Josh Jonas and Peter Macklin as Morris, Matthew Rashid and J.T. Patton as Jackie, and Max Ryan and Michael Silva as Rob.
For Syria, America, director Derek Jamison (SteveandOnce a Catholic) teamed up with Emerging Artists Theatre veteran Crowfoot Suede (Switching Backand last year’s INTAR production, CHUPPAH.) Others helping to bring Syria to America are designers Warren Karp with sets, AnnMarie Duggan with lights, and Joanna Staub with sound.
To purchase your tickets to Syria, America (passport not necessary) visit Greenwich Street’s box office, 547 Greenwich St. (between Charlton and Van Dam or call (212) 627-5792. You can also buy the $20 ticket online at http://www.eatheatre.org.
-- by Ernio Hernandez