"Orange is the New Black" Star and Broadway Vet Annie Golden Headed Off-Broadway

News   "Orange is the New Black" Star and Broadway Vet Annie Golden Headed Off-Broadway 59E59 Theaters, along with terraNOVA Collective will present the New York premiere of Underland by Australian playwright Alexandra Collier, starring Annie Golden ("Orange is the New Black," Violet).

Underland, a play about two teenage schoolgirls in a dusty Australian town who dream of digging a hole to China, will begin performances April 3 at 59E59 Theaters and continue through April 25. Official opening night is slated for April 11.

Golden, whose Broadway credits also include Xanadu, The Full Monty, Hair and On the Town, will lead a cast that includes Georgia Cohen (12th Night), Daniel K. Isaac (Lost Tribe ), Kiley Lotz and Angeliea Stark (This Might Catch Fire...). Mia Rovegno will direct.

In Collier's play, the girls' mission to dig a hole to China ultimately fails but sets them on an entirely new adventure. According to press notes, "not paying attention in geography class can take you in a different direction, and when a Tokyo businessman crawls out of the earth, the girls get a glimpse of an exotic world way beyond the town’s borders. This irreverent, mythic and magical play explores the isolation and terror the Australian landscape provokes with its strange inhabitants and dangerous beasts."

The production features scenic designer by Gabe Evansohn, lighting design by Burke Brown costume design by Moria Clinton, sound design by Elisheba Ittoop and Becca Pickett as stage manager.

59E59 Theaters is located at 59 East 59th St., between Park and Madison Aves., New York. Tickets can be purchased online at 59e59.org or by calling (212) 279-4200.

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