Epic's Palace of the End, with Lamm, Raffo and Sisto, Begins NYC Run June 11

News   Epic's Palace of the End, with Lamm, Raffo and Sisto, Begins NYC Run June 11
Judith Thompson's Palace of the End, winner of the 2008 Blackburn Prize and currently a Dora Mavor Moore nominee as Outstanding New Play in Toronto, begins performances at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Playwrights Horizons in New York City June 11.
Playwright Judith Thompson.
Playwright Judith Thompson.

Presented by the Epic Theatre Ensemble, the production will officially open June 23. Daniella Topol directs. Teri Lamm (Hannah and Martin), Heather Raffo (9 Parts of Desire) and Rocco Sisto (Amadeus, A Month in the Country) comprise the three-person cast.

Palace of the End, according to Epic notes, is an "incendiary and haunting triptych of monologues that intimately explores the experiences of three key figures of the Middle East crisis: Lynndie England (Lamm), the U.S. soldier who was convicted of abusing detainees at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison; David Kelly (Sisto), the British weapons inspector who allegedly committed suicide after being involved in a government scandal and Nehrjas Al Saffarh (Raffo), a member of the Communist Party of Iraq who suffered under Saddham Hussein's regime and died when the Americans bombed her home during the initial Gulf War."

The production also features scenic design by Mimi Lien, lighting design by Justin Townsend, costume design by Theresa Squire, sound design by Ron Russell, projection design by Leah Gelpe and original music by Katie Down.

Tickets, priced $50, are available by calling (212) 279-4200 or by visiting www.ticketcentral.com. The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre is located in Manhattan at 416 West 42nd Street.

For more information visit www.epictheatreensemble.org.

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