Anne Washburn's Antlia Pneumatica Begins Off-Broadway

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The Playwrights Horizons world-premiere production begins previews.
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Performances begin March 11 for the world premiere of Antlia Pneumatica, a new play by Anne Washburn about a group of old friends reunited by the death of one of their own. Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, the new work is directed by Ken Rus Schmoll.

The cast includes Rob Campbell (Small Tragedy), Nat DeWolf (Betty’s Summer Vacation ), Crystal Finn (Pocatello), April Matthis (Iowa), Annie Parisse (Clybourne Park) and Maria Striar (The Ladies). Performances take place at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater, with an opening night set for April 4. The limited run will play through April 24.

"In a ranch house deep in Texas Hill Country, a once tight-knit group of friends reunites to bury one of their own," state production notes. "But as they look backward through their lives, it becomes clear they’ve lost more than just their old pal. In this haunting new play from Anne Washburn, the boundaries between then and now grow disarmingly blurry as these estranged friends confront their slippery past."

The production features scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, sound design by Leah Gelpe and original music by Daniel Kluger. Production stage manager is Megan Schwartz Dickert.

Tickets may be purchased online via, by phone at (212) 279-4200 and in person at the Ticket Central Box office, 416 West 42nd St., Manhattan.

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