PHOTO CALL: Janeane Garofalo, Daniel Oreskes, Morgan Spector
By Krissie Fullerton
27 Jan 2012
The New Group's world-premiere production of Erika Sheffer's Russian Transport, with Janeane Garofalo, Daniel Oreskes and Morgan Spector, begans previews Jan. 17 prior to an official opening Jan. 30 at The New Group @ Theatre Row.
The cast features Janeane Garofalo as Diana, Daniel Oreskes as Misha, Morgan Spector as Boris, Sarah Steele as Mira and Raviv Ullman as Alex.
Russian Transport is described as a "suspenseful family drama set in the Russian Jewish community of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Diana and Misha, an immigrant couple, run a struggling car service while trying to carve out the American Dream for their teenagers, Alex and Mira. When Diana’s sexy and mysterious brother Boris arrives to stay with them, family loyalty is tested. For Alex and Mira, Uncle Boris is an exciting addition to their home, but soon Alex is pulled into his Uncle’s dangerous world."
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