Jonah and Otto Opens Off-Broadway Feb. 8

Off-Broadway News   Jonah and Otto Opens Off-Broadway Feb. 8
Two lives collide in the play at the Lion Theatre.

Robert Holman’s Jonah and Otto officially opens Off-Broadway February 8 at 8 PM following previews that began February 1 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. Under the direction of Geraldine Hughes, the limited engagement continues through February 25.

The cast features Sean Gormley (The Weir, Da, Transport, Aristocrats) and Rupert Simonian (The Constant Gardener, Skyfall, Peter Pan).

“In 2003, Jonah is 26, Otto, 57—two men different in every way,” according to press notes. “But not everything is what it seems when their two lives collide one summer's night in a mysterious walled garden on the south coast of England. As their stories of love and loss unravel in front of us and memories of the past unturned come to light, on parting, neither can be the same again.”

U.K. playwright Robert Holman is making his New York debut with this production. His plays have been produced at the Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Bush Theatre, and throughout the U.K. He has served as resident dramatist at both the RSC and the National Theatre.

The production has set design by Ann Beyersdorfer, with lighting design by Kate Bashore, costume design by Katie Sue Nicklos, and sound design by Ian Wehrle.

Performances are offered Tuesdays–Saturdays at 8 PM with matinees Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.

Jonah and Otto is being presented Off-Broadway by Lost Tribe Theatre and Firefly Theater & Films.

Tickets are available through or by calling (212) 239-6200. Student tickets (with valid student ID) are available for $23.


(Updated February 8, 2017)

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