Simon Hammerstein, a scion of the famous theatrical family, will direct a rare production of Jean-Paul Sartre's existential play, Men Without Shadows Off-Broadway.
The play, produced by Horizon Theatre Rep, will run March 26-April 19 at Off-Broadway's Flea Theatre in Tribeca, at 41 White St. The cast includes David Wilson Barnes, Denis Brukus, Rafael DeMussa, Hillary Keegin, Jordon Lage, Jonathan Kells Phillips, Ted Schneider and Rik Walter.
Men takes place in 1944 in occupied France. Five resistance fighters attempt to liberate a village, but fail and are jailed. In a set-up that predates Arthur Miller's similarly-plotted Incident at Vichy, the morals and humanity of the five are tested when they're called in for questioning.
Horizon Rep is five years old. The group concentrates on "innovative staging of contemporary and classical work."
Hammerstein is the artistic director of Last Minute Productions, which presented Adam Rapp's Trueblinka last fall. The company is dedicated to "confrontational plays deemed untouchable by commercial theatre." His target audience is "hardened and adventurous youth of New York City who have given up on theatre as a source of cultural entertainment."
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You