Gaby Hoffmann, Greg Mullavey, Abigail Rose Solomon, Eric T. Miller Take Part in a Last Seder, Opening Dec. 4
By Andrew Gans
Rosalind Productions Inc. presents the Off-Broadway premiere of Jennifer Maisel's The Last Seder, which officially opens Dec. 4 following previews that began Dec. 1 at Theater Three.
Jessica Bauman directs a cast that includes Ryan Barry, Kathryn Kates, Natalie Kuhn, Andy Lucien, John Michalski, Eric T. Miller, Greg Mullavey, Mélisa Breiner-Sanders, Abigail Rose Solomon, Sarah Winkler and Gaby Hoffmann.
The limited engagement has been extended through Jan. 13, 2013.
"Faced with their father Marvin's worsening Alzheimer's," press notes state, "the four grown Price daughters return for the final Passover celebration in their childhood home. Lily, their overwhelmed mother who's taken up cursing, is planning to put Marvin in a nursing home and sell the house. Each daughter arrives with her own baggage: Michelle picks up a total stranger to pose as her nice Jewish boyfriend; Angel seduces her ex on the roof; Claire fights with her fiancé about wedding plans; Julia, pregnant [and] with her lesbian life partner, psychoanalyzes everyone except herself. Marvin does not recognize any of them. But when he takes the lead at their last Seder, a magical moment occurs which gives the women the strength and courage to finally move forward."
The Last Seder received a National Foundation for Jewish Culture New Plays for Production Grant, before receiving the Fund for New American Plays Award from the Kennedy Center, as well as the Charlotte Woolard Award for Promising New Voice in American Theatre. The screenplay adaptation of The Last Seder won Showtime's Tony Cox Award.
The production also has scenic design by Gabriel Evansohn, lighting design by Graham Kindred, costume design by Sydney Gallas and sound design by Sam Kusnetz.
Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.
Theater Three is located at 311 W. 43rd Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues. For tickets, priced $18, visit RosalindProductions.com or call (212) 868-4444.
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