Molly Griggs (Hello, Dolly!) and Christopher Larkin (Fast Company) will lead the cast of the upcoming Off-Broadway premiere of Carla Ching's Nomad Motel at Atlantic Theater Company. A story of kids raising themselves and trying to make something out of nothing in the not-so-sunny side of California, the new work was previously presented as part of Atlantic's Asian American MixFest.
Directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (The Mysteries), Nomad Motel will begin performances in Atlantic's Stage 2 May 22 ahead of a June 3 opening. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through June 23.
In Nomad Motel, Alix (Griggs) bounces between motel rooms trying to care for her brothers in her mother's absence; meanwhile her classmate Mason (Larkin), is a budding songwriter trying to keep off the radar of his absent father in Hong Kong.
Nomad Motel will also feature Samantha Mathis (Billions) and Andrew Pang (after the quake). Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
The production will feature scenic design by Yu-Hsuan Chen, costume design by Loren Shaw, lighting design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, sound design and original compositions by Emily Gardner Xu Hall, fight direction by Ryan-James Hatanaka, dialect coaching by Joy Lanceta Coronel, and casting by TBD Casting: Stephanie Yankwitt, CSA; Margaret Dunn.
Nomad Motel was first produced as a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere by City Theatre Company (Pennsylvania), Horizon Theatre Company (Georgia), and Unicorn Theatre (Missouri).