Jonas Hassen Khemiri's Invasion! Will Return Off-Broadway

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11 Jul 2011

The Obie-winning play Invasion!, Jonas Hassen Khemiri's politically charged farce about cultural misconceptions and the War on Terror, will return Off-Broadway this fall at the Flea Theater.



Invasion! was well received by critics when it made its U.S. debut at Walkerspace last winter under the wings of The Play Company. The fall return engagement will reunite director Erica Schmidt with original cast members Francis Benhamou, Andrew Guilarte and Bobby Moreno, who will be joined by Nick Choksi.

Performances will begin Sept. 6 with an official opening set for Sept. 13.

The play, by Swedish-Tunisian playwright and novelist Khemiri, is described as a "subversive comedy about identity and stereotypes, centering on 'Abulkasem,' a name mysteriously belonging to a wide assortment of characters in the play, leaving us to wonder, 'Who is Abulkasem?' Is he a character in a fairy tale, or an international super-spy? Is she a renowned auteur director? Does he/she pose a clear and present danger? And is there really more than one?"

Rachel Willson-Broyles translated the Swedish-language play for American audiences. The production has scenic design by Antje Ellermann, costume design by Oana Botez Ban, lighting design by Matthew Richards and sound design by Bart Fasbender.

For tickets phone (212) 352-3101 or visit OvationTix. The Flea Theater is located at 41 White Street in Manhattan.