Off-Broadway The Siblings Play Finds Its Cast

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Ren Dara Santiago’s new play will kick off Cherry Lane’s 2017 Mentor Project.
Erin Cherry
Erin Cherry

Cherry Lane Theatre in New York’s Greenwich Village has announced casting for its upcoming production of Ren Dara Santiago’s The Siblings Play. The staging will launch the 19th season of Cherry Lane’s Mentor Project, which pairs emerging playwrights with established writers for a season of play development, casting, rehearsals, and a fully-staged production.

Lucy Thurber and Ren Dara Santiago
Lucy Thurber and Ren Dara Santiago Monique Carboni

Directed by Jenna Worsham (Street Children), the cast will feature Juan Castano (Shades of Blue, Alien Dawn), Erin Cherry (We Are Young and Unafraid), William Gaffney (Ghetto Baptism), Jesse J. Perez (Informed Consent), and Monica Rae Summers Gonzalez (Ten Days in a Mad-House).

Performances of The Siblings Play are scheduled to run February 22–March 4. The story follows three siblings struggling to keep each other safe from the demons their parents created.

“For Mars, Leon, and Marie, what defines family is survival. As love seems to leave them they begin to battle their own desires and destiny, praying at the end of the day they'll still have one another,“ read production notes for the new play.

Santiago is being mentored by award-winning playwright Lucy Thurber. Upcoming Mentor Project productions include Nathan Yungerberg's Esai's Table, mentored by Stephen Adly Guirgis (March 22–April 1); and Jocelyn Bioh's Nollywood Dreams, mentored by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, (April 25–May 6).

For tickets and more information visit CherryLaneTheatre.org or call OvationTix at (866) 811-4111.

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