World Premiere of Lindsey Ferrentino’s This Flat Earth Opens at Playwrights Horizons

Off-Broadway News   World Premiere of Lindsey Ferrentino’s This Flat Earth Opens at Playwrights Horizons
 
The new play by the Amy and the Orphans playwright looks at the aftermath of a middle school shooting.
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Ella Kennedy Davis and Lucas Papaelias Joan Marcus

Playwrights Horizons celebrates the official opening of Lindsey Ferrentino's new play This Flat Earth, about a seaside town community thrust into the spotlight following a school shooting. The world premiere is directed by Rebecca Taichman and scheduled to play through April 29.

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Ian Saint-German and Ella Kennedy Davis Joan Marcus

Read: LINDSEY FERRENTINO ON TELLING STORIES ABOUT UNDERREPRESENTED PEOPLE—ESPECIALLY WOMEN

In This Flat Earth, a 13-year-old girl attempts to make sense of having witnessed the unthinkable. Leading the cast is Ella Kennedy Davis (Matilda, Mary Poppins), who is making her Off-Broadway debut. She is joined by Ian Saint-Germain (Tamburlaine), Cassie Beck (The Whale, The Humans), Theatre World Award winner Lynda Gravatt (Miss Witherspoon, Skeleton Crew), and Lucas Papaelias (Essential Self-Defense, Once).

Performances began March 16. The production features scenic design by Tony Award winner Dane Laffrey, costume design by Tony Award winner Paloma Young, lighting design by two-time Tony Award and three-time Drama Desk Award winner Christopher Akerlind and sound design by Mikhail Fiksel. Production stage manager is Cole P. Bonenberger.

Ferrentino’s plays include Ugly Lies the Bone and Amy and the Orphans, which is now playing at Roundabout Theatre Company. Her other works are Kokomo, Moonlight on the Bayou, Magic Man, and Paradise Bar and Grill.

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