Bess Wohl's new play Continuity, which will receive its world premiere from Manhattan Theatre Club this spring, has found its Off-Broadway cast.
A play in six tales, in which science and storytelling collide, the new work follows a beleaguered film crew as they race against the clock. Also, a mad eco-terrorist plants a bomb in order to save humankind.
Continuity will begin performances May 8 at the Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center, ahead of a May 21 opening.
Previously attached Great Comet and Hadestown director Rachel Chavkin will direct a cast made up of Max Baker (1984, The Explorers Club), Jasmine Batchelor (The River), Rosal Colon (Orange is the New Black, Between Riverside and Crazy), Curran Connor (Pidgeon, A Picture of Autumn), Garcia (Tales of the City), Darren Goldstein (The Little Foxes, The Madrid), Alex Hurt (Cardinal, The Whirligig), and Megan Ketch (The Big Wedding, American Gothic).
Continuity’s creative team includes Adam Rigg (scenic design), Brenda Abbandandolo (costume design), Isabella Byrd (lighting design), and Mikaal Sulaiman (sound design).
Continuity was originally commissioned by MTC with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of The Sloan Initiative: Setting the Stage for Science and Technology. Since 2001, the partnership with MTC has awarded a total of 2001 commissions. The most recent recipients are playwrights Brittany K. Allen, Eboni Booth, Nick Gandiello, Jessica Huang, Barney Norris, Charly Evon Simpson, Deborah Stein, and Alexis Zegerman.
“We are delighted to be producing the uproarious and heartbreaking MTC/Sloan commissioned play Continuity and lining up an extraordinary slate of newly commissioned writers," says Elizabeth Rothman, MTC’s Director of Play Development. "We are very grateful to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for their support over the last 18 years in creating an invaluable opportunity for playwrights to bring vital topics to thrilling theatrical life.”