The cast features Peter Van Wagner (Isaac Ginsburg on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"), Lori Wilner, Lauren Klein, Michael Lewis and Jazmyn Richardson.
"He’s Jewish and she’s Black," press notes state. "He’s 50 and she’s 20. And it’s 1953. The new comedy Dancing On Nails explores the challenging relationship between a lonely middle-aged shopkeeper and his young African-American employee in 1950s Greenwich Village."
Playwright Paul Manuel Kane has authored the plays Florabel (Playbox Theatre), New York Stories (Roy Arias Theater) and Red Wing Cara Cara (Altered Stages).
The production has scenic design by Vicki R. Davis, costume design by Gail Cooper-Hecht and lighting design by Michael Gottlieb.
Remaining performances are July 31 at 3 PM and 7 PM.
Theatre 80 is located at 80 St. Marks Place (just west of First Ave.). Tickets are $55 and are available through DancingOnNails.com.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.