Michael Cerveris, Jessica Hecht, and More Join Lineup for NASSIM

Off-Broadway News   Michael Cerveris, Jessica Hecht, and More Join Lineup for NASSIM
The new play by Nassim Soleimanpour invites a new actor to perform the play each night (without seeing the script).
Michael Cerveris Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Tony winners Michael Cerveris and Katie Finneran are among the latest performers to join the roster of rotating guest stars in Off-Broadway's NASSIM, now playing at New York City Center. Other newly added names include Obie winner Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Our Lady of 121st Street); Drama Desk Award winner Deirdre O’Connell, recently seen in Thunderbodies; Younger star Molly Bernard; and Jennifer Lim (Usual Girls).

Quincy Tyler Bernstine
Quincy Tyler Bernstine Monica Simoes

In NASSIM, playwright Nassim Soleimanpour invites a new actor to the stage each night to discover the script for the first time by lifting it from a sealed envelope (similar to the Iranian writer's previous work, White Rabbit Red Rabbit).

Joining the American premiere engagement Off-Broadway are:

January 15 at 7:30pm: Deirdre O’Connell
January 16 at 7:30pm: Quincy Tyler Bernstine
January 17 at 7:30pm: Jennifer Lim
January 18 at 7:30pm: Maria Dizzia (In The Next Room, Orange Is The New Black)
January 19 at 2:30pm: Melissa Gilbert (Little House on the Prairie, The Miracle Worker)
January 19 at 7:30pm: Kathy Najimy (Sister Act, Sister Act 2, Hocus Pocus)
January 20 at 2:30pm: Jessica Hecht
January 20 at 7:30pm: Dagmara Domińczyk (The Count of Monte Christo, HBO’s Succession)
January 22 at 7:30pm: Geraldine Hughes (Belfast Blues, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child…)
January 23 at 7:30pm: Martin Moran (Wicked, The Tricky Part, All The Rage)
January 24 at 7:30pm: Lisa Joyce (HBO’s Insecure, La Bête)
January 25 at 7:30pm: Molly Bernard
January 26 at 2:30pm: Amanda Quaid (Equus, Luck of the Irish, Pericles Prince of Tyre)
January 26 at 7:30pm: Katie Finneran
January 27 at 2:30pm: TBA
January 27 at 7:30pm: Michael Cerveris
January 29 at 7:30pm: Henry Stram (Network, Junk)
January 30 at 2:30pm: TBA
January 30 at 7:30pm – Jonathan Tolins (Buyer & Cellar, The Good Fight)
January 31 at 7:30pm – James Waterston (Dead Poets Society, An Enemy of the People)

The join a previously announced lineup that continues with Wicked's Jonah Platt, January 11 at 7:30 PM; Brian Dykstra (HBO’s Def Poetry, Lucky Guy), January 12 at 2:30 PM; Lucille Lortel Award nominee Desmin Borges, January 12 at 7:30 PM; Obie Award winner Susan Pourfar (Tribes, House of Cards), January 13 at 2:30 PM; and Natalie Walker, January 13 at 7:30 PM.

The Barrow Street Theatricals production, directed by Omar Elerian, opened at New York City Center December 12. Performances are scheduled through April 2019, with additional guests to be announced at a later date.

NASSIM is produced off-Broadway by Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, and Tom Wirtshafter.

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