Laurie Kennedy (Copenhagen, Angels in America) and Bill Buell (Urinetown, Titanic) are among the residents of Andorra, Max Frisch's 1961 examination of anti Semitism, getting its first New York revival since its Broadway debut in 1963.
Theatre for a New Audience stages the work at the Lucille Lortel Theatre April 2-28. Opening is April 7.
Andorra, translated by Village Voice drama critic Michael Feingold, takes place in a mythical country where a young boy, adopted by a school teacher, faces prejudice because he is Jewish — or so the populace and the boy himself believe. Even after it is revealed that he is nothing more exotic than the schoolteacher's blood son, it's too late to save him.
Romanian Liviu Ciulei directs. Over the last 25 years, Ciulei has helmed many productions for the Arena Stage in Washington, DC. Past credits include Ibsen's Ghosts and the Lyric Opera of Chicago's recent staging of Mourning Becomes Electra.
Andorra also features David Barlow (Saved, The Green Bird), Justin Campbell (Saved), Jeffrey Fierson, Rafael Kalichstein, Nicholas Kepros (Amadeus), Peter Kybart (Judgment at Nuremberg), Maggie Lacey, Andrew McGinn (The Invention of Love), Boris McGiver, David Don Miller, Simeon Morroe, Pamela Nyberg (Electra), Chip Persons, Jesse Steccato, Henry Strozier (Art, Judgment at Nuremberg) and Chandler Williams. Designers are Randall Parsons (set), Catherine Zuber (costumes), Mark Bennett (sound) and Beverly Emmons (lighting).
The Lucille Lortel Theatre is located at 121 Christopher Street between Seventh Avenue South and Hudson Street. For reservations, call (212) 239-6200. Theatre for a New Audience is on the web at http://www.tfana.org.
— By Christine Ehren