The Goldthread Theatre Company will begin previews for their production of Scottish playwright Sharman Macdonald's The Brave at OB's Atlantic Theatre, on July 13. The Brave is slated to open officially July 22 and run through Sept. 5.
In The Brave, Ferlie, a Scottish housewife, has traveled to North Africa for a long-awaited reunion with her estranged sister. The play opens with Ferlie standing over the body of a dead man who tried to rape her. Trouble ensues for Ferlie, not only because she murdered a man, but because she's a foreigner who has killed a Muslim man in the country of his birth. The play continues with Ferlie and her sister trying to escape the trouble they are in.
Other plays by Macdonald include: When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout, The Winter Guest, When We Were Women, All Things Nice, Shades, After Juliet, and Borders of Paradise.
David Mowers will direct a cast including: Kimberly Anne Ryan, Aasif Mandvi (1999 OBIE Winner for Sakina's Restaurant), Alice Barden, Randy Scott and David Marantz.
For tickets ($35), call Telecharge at (212) 239-6200. -- By Sean McGrath