Max Stafford-Clark — who staged the London premiere of the work — will return to direct the staging at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. The limited Off-Broadway engagement will begin preview Sept. 28 and open Oct. 17 for a run slated through Dec. 23. The Overwhelming follows the "story of an American family, newly arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, in early 1994, who come face-to-face with the realization that nothing and no one around them is what they understood it to be," according to show notes. "Finding themselves embroiled in events beyond their understanding, three Americans struggle to discover who they can trust and what they will do when faced with matters of life and death."
Casting and designers will be announced shortly. The work had its world premiere in May 2006 at London's Cottesloe Theatre under the direction of Stafford-Clark. The production was presented by the National Theatre in association with Out of Joint and then toured England through the fall of 2006.
Tickets go on sale in August and will be available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, visiting the Laura Pels box office (111 West 46 Street) or online at www.roundabouttheatre.org.