Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's Guantanamo Drama Lidless Will Receive New York Premiere

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Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's Lidless, about an interrogator whose past at Guantanamo Bay comes back to haunt her, will premiere Off-Broadway Sept. 20 at WalkerSpace.

Cowhig's drama earned the 2009 Yale Drama Series Award and received accolades during the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Tea Alagić (The Brothers Size, Aliens With Extraordinary Skills) will direct the limited engagement that will officially open Sept. 28 for a run through Oct. 15.

The cast will include Danielle Skraastad (All My Sons, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide...), Laith Nakli (Aftermath), Thom Rivera (Distracted), Maha Chehlaoui (Aftermath, Peer Gynt) and Emma Galvin (Our Town).

Lidless will have scenic design by Scott Bradley, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, sound design by Daniel Kluger and fight direction by Thomas Schall. Page 73 Productions produces the run.

According to presenters, "Fifteen years after serving at Guantanamo Bay, Alice has medicated away her memories of Gitmo and nested with her husband and daughter in the Midwest. But when Bashir, a former Gitmo detainee, finds his way to Alice’s flower shop, his demands force Alice to reconcile their shared past, splintering the civilian life she’s so carefully arranged."

Page 73 previously developed and produced such works as Quiara Alegría Hudes' Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue; Jason Grote's 1001; Dan LeFranc's Sixty Miles to Silver Lake; Heidi Schreck's Creature; Samuel D. Hunter's Jack's Precious Moment; and Eliza Clark's Edgewise. For tickets, priced $25-$35, phone (212) 352-3101 or visit P73.org. Walkerspace is located at 46 Walker Street in lower Manhattan.

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