Michael Urie, Cush Jumbo, Tracy Letts, Brad Oscar, and Jennifer Lim will be among the actors who make up the rotating cast of the American premiere of Nassim. The new work by White Rabbit, Red Rabbit playwright Nassim Soleimanpour is directed by Omar Elerian and will play New York City Center.
As previously announced, Nassim will begin performances December 6 ahead of an official December 12 opening night at City Center Stage II.
Like White Rabbit Red Rabbit, which was performed by a rotating cast of artists who performed the play only moments after being handed the script on their opening night, Nassim will welcome a number of guest stars to perform the play directly after lifting it out of a sealed envelope—onstage.
The rotating cast of actors will also include Scott Adsit, Kate Arrington, Jessie Austrian, Reed Birney, Ewen Bremner, Michael Chernus, Linda Emond, Peter Grosz, Andy Grotelueschen, Geraldine Hughes, Ken Marks, Tedra Millan, Martin Moran, Sally Murphy, Annie Parisse, Armando Riesco, and Michael Shannon. Additional casting to be announced.
According to producers, “Nassim explores the power of language to unite us in these uncertain times.” The play was a commission of the Bush Theatre in London, where it had its 2017 world premiere.
The American premiere of Nassim is produced by Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Tom Wirtshafter, and Barrow Street Theatricals.
Tickets are now on sale at nycitycenter.org.