Nathan Louis Jackson's When I Come to Die Begins Off-Broadway Run Jan. 31

News   Nathan Louis Jackson's When I Come to Die Begins Off-Broadway Run Jan. 31
The LCT3 world premiere of Nathan Louis Jackson's When I Come to Die, about a death-row inmate who is faced with questions about faith and hope when he survives a lethal injection, begins performances Off-Broadway Jan. 31.

Chris Chalk
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Tony Award-nominated director Thomas Kail (In the Heights, Lombardi) directs the production, which officially opens Feb. 10 and will run through Feb. 26 at the Duke on 42nd Street.

When I Come to Die reunites playwright Jackson and director Kail. The two collaborated on the world premiere of Broke-ology at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and for LCT in 2009.

Chris Chalk (Fences) is cast as Damon Robinson, the inmate who gets a second chance, in a cast that also features Michael Balderrama (In the Heights), Neal Huff (Take Me Out), David Patrick Kelly (Festen) and Amanda Mason Warren (The Golden Age).

According to LCT3, "When I Come to Die tells the tale of Damon Robinson, a death-row inmate, who struggles to find faith and hope and understand why his life has been spared after he survives a lethal injection."

The production has set design by Robin Vest, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Betsy Adams and sound design by Jill BC DuBoff.

All tickets for LCT3 productions are priced $20. For tickets phone (646) 223-3010 or visit Dukeon42.

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Citing the need to develop strong relationships with new artists and to develop a new audience, and recognizing the frustrations that playwrights have with the current system of readings and workshops, Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of artistic director Andre Bishop and executive producer Bernard Gersten) created LCT3 to offer new artists fully staged productions. Paige Evans is the director of LCT3.

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