Edinburgh Fringe Hit Borders to Debut Off-Broadway at Next Door at NYTW

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The Henry Naylor play is a satirical attack on both celebrity culture and the West’s inertia towards the Syrian crisis.
Avital Lvova in Borders
Avital Lvova in Borders Steve Ullathorne

Borders, a new play by Henry Naylor that was awarded the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Fringe Award and a Fringe First Award, is set to receive its New York premiere at Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop.

Avital Lvova and Graham O&#39;Mara in <i>Borders </i>
Avital Lvova and Graham O'Mara in Borders Steve Ullathorne

Inspired by numerous interviews conducted with Syrian refugees, the play is a commentary on the tragedy of the Syrian refugee crisis, as well as the West's lack of action.

Directed by Michael Cabot with Louise Skaaning, Borders will run June 27–July 22.

Told through two alternating monologues, the play tells the stories of a British press photographer and a Syrian graffiti artist whose paths cross unexpectedly. Original cast members Avital Lvova and Graham O’Mara will reprise their performances for the New York production.

Naylor is a playwright from the U.K. who has been awarded the Fringe First Award three times. His other plays include The Collector, Angel, and Echoes (as a trilogy, entitled The Arabian Nightmares).

For tickets and more information on the Off-Broadway premiere of Borders, visit NYTW.org, phone (212) 460-5475, or visit in person at the NYTW Box Office.

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