EXCLUSIVE: Altman's Sin Closes Abruptly Off-Broadway

News   EXCLUSIVE: Altman's Sin Closes Abruptly Off-Broadway
 
Sin — a new comedy based on Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story "The Unseen," which was adapted by Mark Altman — played its final performance March 21, Playbill.com has learned.

The production had opened March 17 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center's Rose Nagelberg Theatre in Manhattan following previews that began March 9.

A spokesperson for Tish and Benk Productions, which produced the Off-Broadway run, told Playbill.com, "Tish and Benk Productions ran out of funds which forced us to close even as audiences were growing. [We were] very proud of what the director, actors and designers put forth and consider it a miracle that in these tough economic times that it ever saw the light of day."

Refunds are available by visiting The Baruch Performing Arts Center box office.

Directed by Kent Paul, the production featured Marilyn Chris, Paul Collins, Jessiee Datino, Pierre Epstein, Sarah Grace Wilson and Grant James Varjas.

Playwright Altman, according to press notes, "brings the devil, demons and infidelity center stage in Sin, a new comedy that pits a happily married couple against the devil himself. On Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, the devil and his demons descend on the tiny town of Frampol. Satan has chosen this most solemn of occasions to test the faith of a happily married couple and in the process ruins their lives. It's a devilish look at two love triangles, one human and one heavenly." The production featured sets by Michael Locher, lights by Matthew McCarthy and costumes by China Lee. Mark Stuart is the associate director; Robert Rees composed music for the show.

The Baruch Performing Arts Center's Rose Nagelberg Theatre is located at 55 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street in Manhattan. For more information visit www.sinbysinger.com.

<i>Sin</i> stars Jessiee Datino, Grant James Varjas and Sarah Grace Wilson
Sin stars Jessiee Datino, Grant James Varjas and Sarah Grace Wilson Photo by Aaron Epstein
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