Chalfant, De Shields and Bartenieff Cast in New Drama Prophecy

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Casting has been announced for the American premiere of Karen Malpede's Prophecy, which begins previews May 27 at Manhattan's East Fourth Street Theater.
Kathleen Chalfant
Kathleen Chalfant Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The cast will boast Kathleen Chalfant (Obie Award and Drama Desk Award for Wit), two-time Tony Award nominee André De Shields (The Wiz, Ain't Misbehavin', The Full Monty) and Obie Award winner George Bartenieff. The cast will also feature Najla Said, who will repeat the three roles she played in the London production, and Brendan Donaldson. Playwright Karen Malpede will direct. Opening night is scheduled for June 4, and performances will continue through June 20.

Prophecy, according to press notes, "is both the story of a marriage and the personal legacy of the wars in Iraq and Vietnam. Jewish Alan Golden's past includes an affair with an Arab co-worker, Hala Jaber, that results in the birth of a child, Mariam. His wife Sarah, an actress and acting teacher, forms an intense bond with one of her students, Jeremy Thrasher. He is a talented recently returned Iraq War veteran who triggers visceral memories of a young man from Sarah's own past."

Performances will be Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30 PM with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 PM.

East Fourth Street Theater is located at 83 East Fourth Street. Tickets are currently on sale by visiting

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