Living Theatre co-founder and artistic director Judith Malina directed the production that began previews Dec. 7 and was originally scheduled to conclude Jan. 31. Wednesday and Thursday evenings during the four-week extension will be pay-what-you-can performances.
Poet and author Waldman devised the work set on the Lower East Side of Manhattan that features Camilla de Araujo, Brent Barker, Vinie Burrows, Maylin Castro, Ben Cerf, Sheila Dabney, Jay Dobkin, Luis Christian Dilorenzi, Erin Downhour, Eno Edet, Tjasa Ferme, Ondina Frate, Gemma Forbes, Maria Guzman, Home Hynes, Silas Inches Albert Lamont, Jenna Kirk, Celeste Moratti, Martin Munoz, Lucie Pohl, Marie Pohl, Erik Rodriguez, Judi Rymer, Anthony Sisco, Lori Summers, Enoch Wu and Kennedy Yanko.
Sheila Dabney serves as musical director for the production with lighting design by Richard Retta and set design by Judith Malina, Ilion Troya and Richard Retta.
According to press notes, Red Noir "combines metaphors of the film noir genre and reflections on modern life in our economically and ecologically trouble ridden war culture. Set on the Lower East Side, with an array of vivid characters whose lives intertwine, the play follows a female detective as she investigates a black market deal done by many greedy hands and pursues two men, each carrying a valise – one filled with a nuclear or toxic substance; the other filled with the seeds of the future."
For tickets, phone (212) 352-3101. The Living Theatre is located at 21 Clinton Street.