Smokefall Opens Off-Broadway Tonight

News   Smokefall Opens Off-Broadway Tonight Noah Haidle's unique new drama stars Zachary Quinto and Robin Tunney.
Brian Hutchison and Zachary Quinto in a scene from <i>Smokefall</i>
Brian Hutchison and Zachary Quinto in a scene from Smokefall Joan Marcus

The New York premiere of Noah Haidle's Smokefall officially opens Feb. 22, following previews that began Feb. 4. The MCC production about love, family and connection is helmed by Anne Kauffman and stars Zachary Quinto and Robin Tunney.

The engagement is scheduled to run through March 13 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The cast also features Tom Bloom, Brian Hutchison and Taylor Richardson.

Directed by Kauffman, the play premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, where due to critical acclaim, it was remounted for a return engagement in 2014.

Here's how MCC bills the work: "In Smokefall, magical realism collides with manic vaudeville in a family drama unlike any you've ever seen. The Twins swap philosophy while awaiting their birth, Beauty (Richardson) eats dirt and doesn't speak, Father is about to drive away and never return, and a man named Footnote acts as our guide. Whipping from astonishing tenderness to profound humor and back again, this wholly original play uncovers the extraordinary family connections we all stretch and warp across the years but can never quite break."

The production has scenic design by Mimi Lien, lighting by David Weiner, costumes by Asta Hostetter and sound by Lindsay Jones. Casting is by William Cantler, Telsey+Company.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting MCCTheater.org. The Lucille Lortel Theatre is located at 121 Christopher St., Manhattan.

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