Masked Officially Opens Off-Broadway Aug. 2

News   Masked Officially Opens Off-Broadway Aug. 2 The New York premiere of Israeli playwright Ilan Hatsor's Masked officially opens Off-Broadway at the DR2 Aug. 2. Previews began July 20.
Arian Moayed and Daoud Heidami (background) in Masked.
Arian Moayed and Daoud Heidami (background) in Masked. Photo by Aaron Epstein

Masked is the award-winning play about three Palestinian brothers, which according to press notes, "tackles the cultural divide at the heart of the Middle East conflict. Masked depicts the tragedy of one family torn between obligations, kinship, principles and survival. It is the first play by an Israeli playwright about the Intifada (Palestinian uprising)." Ilan Hatsor's play has been produced continuously across Israel and in over 100 productions worldwide.

Sanjit DeSilva, Daoud Heidami and Arian Moayed complete the cast of the production.

Translated by Michael Taub, Masked is directed by Ami Dayan. Rounding out the creative team are scenic designers Wilson Chin (Dark Matters, The Dear Boy) and Aleksandra Maslik, costume designer Jennifer Caprio (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Striking 12) and lighting designer Thom Weaver (Thrill Me, King Headley II).

Playwright Ilan Hatsor was born and raised in Israel. He is a graduate of the Tel Aviv University Theatre Department, where he teaches acting and dramatic writing. His play Masked has won various prizes, including the prestigious Best Play Prize at the Akko Theatre Festival. Other plays by Hatsor include Hey-Rimona, State Controller, Jako, The White Heart, Sacred Task, Poker, The Interrogation, Small Talk and War Over the House.

Masked features Urgent Conversations, a talk back series that takes place three times a week. Community leaders, religious leaders, influential writers, journalists, experts in conflict resolution, activists and members of the creative team take part in the various evenings.

Tickets for Masked, priced $35.50-$55.50, are available through Telecharge (212) 239-6200 or by going to www.Telecharge.com

For further information visit www.MaskedThePlay.com.

Arian Moayed, Sanjit DeSilva and Daoud Heidami in Ilan Hatsor's <i>Masked</i>.
Arian Moayed, Sanjit DeSilva and Daoud Heidami in Ilan Hatsor's Masked. Photo by Aaron Epstein
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