Flea artistic director Jim Simpson will stage the work at the company's downtown Manhattan home for a Nov. 9-Dec. 6 limited run. Opening night is slated for Nov. 15. Dawn centers on "Hampton, an abusive alcoholic who has completely alienated his wife and children," according to a press release. "Can he stop drinking and make up for the past, even amidst some very dark revelations of incest and pedophilia? Dawn is one father's story of redemption and reconciliation — with a twist."
Gerry Bamman (Nixon's Nixon) will be joined in the cast by Laura Esterman (Marvin's Room), Irene Walsh ( The Guys), Drew Hildebrand, Kate Benson and Jenny Seastone Stern.
The design team includes Claudia Brown (costumes), Jeanette Yew (lights) and Brandon Wolcott (sound).
The Flea currently presents André De Shields and Reg. E Cathey in Joseph Addison's Cato (through Nov. 1). Next up for the company will be the world premiere of Joshua Scher's online gaming drama The Footage (Oct. 23-Nov. 30).
For tickets to Dawn at The Flea Theater, 41 White Street (between Broadway and Church St.), call (212) 352-3101 or visit theflea.org.