In his first New York stage role since departing the Broadway production of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, Christopher Tierney, who sustained numerous injuries in that high-flying superhero musical, will co-star in I Am the Wind at 59E59 Theaters.
Joining Tierney will be Louis Butelli (Cyclops: A Rock Opera, Sleep No More); the actors replace the previously announced James Patrick Nelson and Jonathan Tindle.
Directed by Paul Takacs, performances of the the New York premiere begin Jan. 9, 2014, prior to an official opening Jan. 16, and continue through Jan. 26.
The production features a translation of Jon Fosse's script by Olivier Award-winning British playwright Simon Stephens(Harper Regan, Bluebird).
"A glorious afternoon on the water turns into a devastating meditation on life and the depths of friendship," press notes state. "Two friends spend a day boating, stopping off for drinks and a meal before pushing on to the open ocean. As the winds rise and the sea swells, the men confront each other, themselves, and the inexorable mystery of fate."
The design team includes Steven C. Kemp (set design), Nick Solyom (lighting design), Amanda Shafran (costume design) and Palmer Hefferan (sound design). The production stage manager is Michele Connelly.
Tickets and more information are available by calling (212) 279-4200 or visiting 59e59.org.
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