Revival of Pulitzer Finalist Sight Unseen Begins Feb. 8

Off-Broadway News   Revival of Pulitzer Finalist Sight Unseen Begins Feb. 8
 
Donald Margulies’ 1992 drama is staged Off-Broadway by the New Light Theater Project.
Lee Seymour and Nancy Nagrant in <i>Sight Unseen </i>
Lee Seymour and Nancy Nagrant in Sight Unseen Zach Griffin

Performances begin February 8 for New Light Theater Project’s revival of Sight Unseen, Donald Margulies’ 1992 Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award-winning drama. The Off-Broadway staging, directed by Jerry Heymann, is playing Access Theater in Tribeca, with an opening set for February 11.

Sight Unseen tells the story of Brooklyn artist Jonathan Waxman, an American painter who is so successful that his works are sold at astronomical prices before they’re even seen. On a trip to England, Jonathan visits his original muse, Patricia, and her husband. There, he discovers an early painting of Patricia he'd done when they were young lovers, and it stirs up unresolved passions. “Darting from past to present and back, the characters are forced to deal with the sadness of lost love, issues of anti-Semitism, and the role of the artist in uncertain times,“ read production notes.

The Off-Broadway revival stars Lee Seymour, Nancy Nagrant, Richard Brundage, and Ally Carey. Performances are scheduled to play through February 25.

The creative team is made up of Brian Dudkiewicz (set), Ashleigh Poteat (costumes), Ali Hall (lighting), Andy Evan Cohen (sound design), and Theresa McElwee (dialect coach).

Margulies is a playwright and a professor of English and Theatre Studies at Yale University. In 2000, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Dinner with Friends. His other plays include The Loman Family Picnic, Collected Stories, The Model Apartment, and What's Wrong with This Picture?

Tickets can be purchased by calling (212) 966-1047 or NewLightTheaterProject.com.

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