Keira Naughton and Victor Slezak will star in Jeffrey Stanley's new play Tesla's Letters, set to begin performance's at New York's Ensemble Studio Theatre April 7 for a run through April 25.
Stanley's timely drama takes place in 1997 Yugoslavia, where an American graduate student is researching the life of scientist Nikola Tesla. Once there, however, she is drawn into a web of violence and intrigue.
Kosovo, a province of Yugoslavia, has for the past week been the target of NATO bombing. The U.S.-led air raids hope to deter bordering Serbia's military assault on the native Albanians who make up the majority of Kosovo's population.
Naughton appeared in the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Three Sisters. Slezak starred in Suddenly Last Summer, one of the last productions of the now defunct Circle in the Square theatre.
EST artistic director Curt Dempster will direct Tesla's Letters. For information, call (212) 362-3346.
--By Robert Simonson