Off-Broadway Premiere of Rescue Me to Feature Greenspan and Ikeda

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David Greenspan and Jennifer Ikeda will head the cast of the the world premiere of Michi Barall's Rescue Me (A Post-modern classic with snacks) for the Ma-Yi Theater Company at Off-Broadway's Ohio Theatre.
Jennifer Ikeda
Jennifer Ikeda Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Barall, who appeared in Oresteia for Classic Stage Company and Hotel Cassiopeia at BAM, makes her playwrighting debut with Rescue Me, which will run March 21-April 18. Obie winner Loy Arcenas (Golden Child, Stop Kiss) directs the production that officially opens March 23. Obie-winning actor and playwright Greenspan (Coraline, The Royal Family, Myopia) and Ikeda (Top Girls, Seascape) will be joined by Julian Barnett, Leon Ingulsrud, Postell Pringle, Paco Tolson, Oni Monifa Renee Brown and Katherine Partington. Barnett will also choreograph.

Rescue Me, according to press notes, "finds Euripides' heroine Iphigenia - here known as Iph - at age 34, stuck in a dead-end job. Haunted by the past, her present situation offers little consolation: she's at the mercy of both a temperamental goddess and a barbarian king with a fondness for human sacrifice. Beginning to lose all hope of rescue, hers is a contemporary story about loss, redemption, and the struggle for individual agency."

For tickets, phone (212) 352-3101. The Ohio Theatre is located at 66 Wooster Street in Manhattan.

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