Jonas Hassen Khemiri's Invasion! Opens at the Flea Sept. 13

News   Jonas Hassen Khemiri's Invasion! Opens at the Flea Sept. 13 The Play Company production of Invasion!, the political farce by Jonas Hassen Khemiri which played a well-received run last winter, officially opens Sept. 13 at the Flea Theater.

Bobby Moreno and Nick Choksi
Bobby Moreno and Nick Choksi Photo by Carol Rosegg

Invasion! began its return engagement Sept. 6 and will continue through Oct. 1. The production reunites director Erica Schmidt with original cast members Francis Benhamou, Andrew Guilarte and Bobby Moreno, who are joined by Nick Choksi.

The play, by Swedish-Tunisian playwright and novelist Khemiri, is described as a "subversive comedy about identity and stereotypes, centering on 'Abulkasem,' a name mysteriously belonging to a wide assortment of characters in the play, leaving us to wonder, 'Who is Abulkasem?' Is he a character in a fairy tale, or an international super-spy? Is she a renowned auteur director? Does he/she pose a clear and present danger? And is there really more than one?"

Rachel Willson-Broyles translated the Swedish-language play for American audiences. The production has scenic design by Antje Ellermann, costume design by Oana Botez Ban, lighting design by Matthew Richards and sound design by Bart Fasbender.

For tickets phone (212) 352-3101 or visit OvationTix. The Flea Theater is located at 41 White Street in Manhattan.

Nick Choksi, Francis Benhamou, Bobby Moreno and Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte
Nick Choksi, Francis Benhamou, Bobby Moreno and Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte Photo by Carol Rosegg
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