Off-Broadway Return of Invasion! Begins at the Flea Sept. 6

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Jonas Hassen Khemiri's politically charged farce Invasion!, which reunites much of its original New York cast, returns Off-Broadway Sept. 6 at the Flea Theater.

Playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri

Invasion! was well received by critics when it made its U.S. debut at Walkerspace last winter under the wings of The Play Company. The return engagement reunites director Erica Schmidt with original cast members Francis Benhamou, Andrew Guilarte and Bobby Moreno, who are joined by Nick Choksi.

Invasion! will officially open Sept. 13.

The play, by Swedish-Tunisian playwright and novelist Khemiri, is described as a "subversive comedy about identity and stereotypes, centering on 'Abulkasem,' a name mysteriously belonging to a wide assortment of characters in the play, leaving us to wonder, 'Who is Abulkasem?' Is he a character in a fairy tale, or an international super-spy? Is she a renowned auteur director? Does he/she pose a clear and present danger? And is there really more than one?"

Rachel Willson-Broyles translated the Swedish-language play for American audiences. The production has scenic design by Antje Ellermann, costume design by Oana Botez Ban, lighting design by Matthew Richards and sound design by Bart Fasbender.

For tickets phone (212) 352-3101 or visit OvationTix. The Flea Theater is located at 41 White Street in Manhattan.

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