Tony Nominee Paul Kandel Explores Sex In A Coma, Beginning Dec. 1 Off-Broadway

News   Tony Nominee Paul Kandel Explores Sex In A Coma, Beginning Dec. 1 Off-Broadway
 
Sex In A Coma, a new play by Susan Eve Haar, plays a limited engagement at Manhattan's HERE Arts Center beginning Dec. 1.

Paul Kandel
Paul Kandel

Directed by Lee Breuer, his first collaboration with a living American playwright, performances will continue through Dec. 11.

The cast features Tony nominee Paul Kandel (The Who’s Tommy, Disney’s "The Hunchback of Notre Dame”), David-Julian Melendez (User 927 and Romeo & Juliet at HERE), Obie Award winner Maude Mitchell (Mabou Mines' Dollhouse, The Laramie Project), Obie Award winner Ching Valdes-Aran (Oresteia, Flipzoids), Jessica Weinstein (Mabou Mines' Dollhouse, The Best) and Wendy vanden Heuvel (The Barbie Project, Resurrection Blues).

Music for the play is composed by Eve Beglarian.

About their collaboration, Susan Eve Haar said in a previous statement, "Working with Lee Breuer is a privilege. He gets the characters, he gets the play, he gets me. His work with actors is phenomenal. There is a continuous kaleidoscope of invention and experimentation. He invites collaboration, watching with a third eye for what works and there is always the surprise; brilliant intuition that comes seemingly out of nowhere."

Sex In A Coma, according to the creators, "explores what it means to live in a body; what is the self and what is the soul. It is also a love story, a Romeo and Juliet of alternative consciousness. Inspired by a newspaper headline, 'Girl Raped in Coma,' the play explores neuroscience, belief, and the complications that arise when the two conflict."

HERE Arts Center is located at 145 Sixth Avenue. Tickets, priced $18, are on sale at here.org, and via phone at (212) 352-3101. 

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