Dust, with Foster and Masur, Ends Off-Broadway Run Jan. 18

News   Dust, with Foster and Masur, Ends Off-Broadway Run Jan. 18
Dust, the new thriller penned by Billy Goda, plays its final performance at Off-Broadway's Westside Theatre Jan. 18 at 7 PM.
Hunter Foster
Hunter Foster

The production, which officially opened Dec. 4, will have played 72 performances (including 18 previews).

It was recently announced that for the final performances, young audiences, 16-25 years old, can see Dust for no charge. A free ticket (one per customer) is available on the day of performance with a presentation of a valid ID at the Westside Theatre box office.

In a previous statement playwright Goda said, "Dust is a very personal story for me. It's the story of a young person who is struggling in his battle with drug addiction. It's got a strong message about staying on track. As a parent, a former high school coach, and a man who has personally worked through his own recovery process, I'm thrilled that we can underwrite the cost of a ticket for young audiences."

Hunter Foster and Richard Masur co-star in the production under the direction of Scott Zigler. The cast also includes Laura E. Campbell, Curtis McClarin and John Schiappa.

Dust, according to press notes, is a "power play. One man is an executive with money and a paunch. The other is an ex-con with street smarts and a minimum-wage position. One man says 'jump.' The other won't say 'how high,' but defiantly asks 'why?' What starts off as a battle of wills over who will do the dusting escalates into a war for respect, the upper hand and survival. Who will be standing when the dust settles?" The production features scenic design by Caleb Wertenbaker, costume design by Theresa Squire and lighting design by Charles Foster. Roger Alan Gindi and Cassidy Productions produce.

Hunter Foster was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Little Shop of Horrors, and his other Broadway credits include Urinetown, The Producers, Footloose, Grease!, Les Misérables and the concert staging of King David. He was recently seen in the Signature Theatre production of Kiss of the Spider Woman and as Dr. Frankenstein in the Off-Broadway production of Frankenstein, a New Musical. He also played Ben in Modern Orthodox and Ensign Pulver in Mister Roberts at the Kennedy Center. Foster wrote the book for the 2001 musical Summer of '42 and has also finished co-writing a musical adaptation of the hit film "Bonnie and Clyde."

Richard Masur has been seen on Broadway in The Changing Room and Democracy and Off-Broadway in Two Thousand Years.

Tickets are available by visiting www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. The Westside Theatre is located in Manhattan at 407 West 43rd Street.

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