The world premiere of Jessica Dickey's new play The Convent, set to debut at A.R.T./New York Theatres this winter, has found its cast. In The Convent, a group of women go on a retreat to live like nuns in the Middle Ages and are baptized with ’80s pop, female mysticism, hallucinogens, and sex.
Daniel Talbott directs a cast made up of Amy Berryman (Lunchtime, I Will Be Gone), Annabel Capper (Pygmalion, Passion Play), Margaret Odette (Sensucht, She Kills Monsters), Brittany Anikka Liu (Period Sisters, Rapture Blister Burn), Lisa Ramirez (Good Grief, Angels in America), Samantha Soule (The Philanthropist, Dinner at Eight), and Wendy vanden Heuvel (I Am A Seagull, Burn Country).
The Convent will begin performances in the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres January 16, 2019, ahead of a January 24 opening night.
The limited engagement, scheduled through February 17, is presented Off-Broadway by Weathervane Productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory, in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.
The production will feature scenic design by Raul Abrego, costume design by Tristan Raines, lighting design by Joel Moritz, sound design by Erin Bednarz, projection design by Katherine Freer, and fight direction by Unkle Dave’s Fight-House. Kendra Bator serves as executive producer. General manager is Snug Harbor Productions, Inc.
Dickey's other plays include The Amish Project, The Rembrandt, Row After Row, and Charles Ives Take Me Home.
For tickets and more information visit WeathervaneTheater.org.