By Adam Hetrick
21 Dec 2011
|Photo by Peter James Zielinski|
A co-production of the Vineyard and Naked Angels, Outside People features direction by Evan Cabnet; the production will officially open Jan. 10, 2012, for a run through Jan. 29, 2012.
"Set in modern-day Beijing, Outside People, Zayd Dohrn's darkly comic new play is the story of a young American man, Malcolm (Dellapina) who falls in love with a young Chinese woman, Xiao Mei (Li). But as his eyes open to the subtle social, political and economic forces that inform their relationship, he must confront his complex place in this foreign culture, the friendship that brought him there, and his own deepest fears and desires," according to press notes.
The production has set design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Jessica Wegener Shay, lighting design by Ben Stanton and sound design by Jill BC DuBoff.
Cabnet recently directed the world premiere of David West Read's The Dream of the Burning Boy for Roundabout Theatre Company, as well as Oliver Parker! and Oohrah! Off-Broadway.
Visit VineyardTheatre.org, or phone (212) 353-0303. The Vineyard is located at 108 East 15th Street.