Following a host of positive reviews, including one from The New York Times, Blasted has now been extended through Dec. 21. The production began performances Oct. 2 and officially opened Oct. 9.
In order to accommodate the extension, Soho Rep has postponed its production of Sixty Miles to Silverlake to January 2009.
Marin Ireland, Reed Birney and Louis Cancelmi appear in the work in which "a middle-aged journalist, Ian, and young woman, Cate, enter a hotel room. As private and public violation collide, the world fragments around them. Acknowledged as the most provocative and influential British playwright of her generation, in her landmark play Blasted, Sarah Kane, with startling imagery and bleak humor, forges a potent theatrical vision of destruction, collapse, and ultimately, redemption and love."
The work, with scenes of brutal rape and cannibalism, was met with condemnation upon its 1995 London premiere. Playwrights Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill and Martin Crimp all came to the defense of Kane, who committed suicide in 1999.
Soho Rep artistic director Benson directs the production; the design team includes Louisa Thompson (set design), Tyler Micoleau (lighting design), Theresa Squire (costume design) and Matt Tierney (sound design). For tickets to Blasted call (212) 941-8632 or visit www.sohorep.org. Soho Rep is located at 46 Walker Street in Manhattan.