PHOTO CALL: Birney, Socha, Sanders and Cast of The Dream of the Burning Boy Meet the Press

News   PHOTO CALL: Birney, Socha, Sanders and Cast of The Dream of the Burning Boy Meet the Press
 
The cast of Roundabout Underground's winter-spring production of David West Read's new play, The Dream of the Burning Boy, greeted the press Feb. 9.

According to Roundabout, "In The Dream of the Burning Boy the sudden death of a high school overachiever exposes a secret that could destroy those left behind, or bring them closer together. A bittersweet story of choices made, opportunities lost, and finding the strength to move on."

Here is a look at the cast, writer and director:


 

The production features Reed Birney, Josh Caras, Matt Dellapina, Jake O'Connor, Jessica Rothenberg, Kristie Dale Sanders and Alexandra Socha. Evan Cabnet (Oohrah! by Atlantic Theatre Company) will direct the production, part of Roundabout's initiative to nurture new plays by emerging writers. Performances start Feb. 25 at the 62-seat Black Box Theatre underneath the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Opening night is March 23.

The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre is at 111 W. 46th Street in Manhattan. The Dream of the Burning Boy will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 PM & Sunday evening at 7 PM.

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, online at www.roundaboutunderground.org. All tickets for The Dream of the Burning Boy will be issued as General Admission passes for first-come, first-served seating on the show date.

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Roundabout Underground is an initiative to showcase new plays that will either allow an experienced director to go back to his/her creative roots or give a debut production to an emerging writer or director. Robyn Goodman (artistic consultant to the Roundabout), who has significant artistic development experience, is curating the initiative that continues to be a creative breeding ground for nurturing new talent.

The 62-seat Black Box Theatre, below the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, allows Roundabout to take artistic risks that are better suited for a more intimate space.

The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre reflects Roundabout's commitment to produce new works by established and emerging writers as well as revivals of classic plays. This state-of-the-art off-Broadway theatre and education complex is made possible by a major gift from The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. The Trust was created in 1986 by Harold Steinberg to promote and advance American Theatre as a vital part of our culture by supporting playwrights, encouraging the development and production of new work, and providing financial assistance to theatre companies across the country. Since its inception, the Trust has awarded over $45 million to more than 100 not-for-profit theatre organizations.

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