World Premiere Staging of The Wanderer Postponed Until Summer

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The world premiere of Dmitry Lipkin's The Wanderer has been postponed until the summer due to "the sudden death of a family member of one of the members of the cast," according to production spokespersons.

The Laboratory for International Theatre Exchange (LITE) Company presentation in association with The Flea Theatre was slated to start Feb. 29 and open March 2 for a run at the downtown Manhattan stage through March 23.

Adam Melnick was to direct Anthony Arkin (I'm Not Rappaport) and Amelia Campbell (Waiting in the Wings). The cast also featured Larry Block (2 1/2 Jews), Brian Gottesmann and David Warshofsky (On the Waterfront).

The new comedy from the author of Cranes follows "an otherworldly being who falls from the sky and lands in Brighton Beach." Through his travels, The Wanderer takes on the identities of living beings from a house painter to a baker to the son of a Mafioso, changing the course of the lives he encounters.

Lipkin's other plays include My Job Is My Life, The Elephant Play and Baton Rouge. Melnick serves as artistic director for The LITE Company which produces the annual Chekhov Now Festival — a three-week event highlighting new works inspired by and adaptations of works by Anton Chekhov.

The design team set for The Wanderer featured Nathan Haverin (set), Josh Bradford (lighting) and Amela Boksic (costume).

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