Brighton Beach Memoir: New Comedy The Wanderer Begins at The Flea, July 5

News   Brighton Beach Memoir: New Comedy The Wanderer Begins at The Flea, July 5
Dmitry Lipkin's new Brighton Beach-set comedy The Wanderer begins its world premiere at The Flea Theater, July 5.

The Laboratory for International Theatre Exchange (LITE) Company presentation in association with The Flea Theatre will officially open July 11 for a run through July 27.

The new comedy from the author of Cranes follows "an otherworldly being who falls from the sky and lands in Brighton Beach." Through his travels, The Wanderer takes on the identities of a variety of living beings from a house painter to a baker to the son of a Mafioso, changing the course of the lives he encounters.

Adam Melnick will direct Amelia Campbell (Waiting in the Wings) in a cast that also featured Larry Block (2 1/2 Jews), Brian Gottesmann, Irma St. Paule, Matthew Dellapina, Seth Kanor, Stan Lachow and Chris Kipiniak.

The Wanderer was previously slated to make its debut Feb. 29-March 23, but the production was postponed due to "the sudden death of a family member of one of the members of the cast," according to production spokespersons.

Lipkin's other plays include My Job Is My Life, The Elephant Play and Baton Rouge. Melnick serves as artistic director for The LITE Company which produces the annual Chekhov Now Festival — a three-week event highlighting new works inspired by and adaptations of works by Anton Chekhov. The design team set for The Wanderer featured Nathan Haverin (set), Doug Filomena (lighting) and Natasha Landau (costume).

For tickets to The Wanderer at The Flea, 41 White Street (between Broadway and Church, south of Canal Street), call (212) 414-7773. For more information, visit

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