Post-Show Talkbacks Slated for The Overwhelming

News   Post-Show Talkbacks Slated for The Overwhelming
Roundabout Theatre Company will offer post-show talkbacks following select performances of its current American premiere of J.T. Rogers' The Overwhelming.

The series — titled "Rwanda: Past, Present and Future" — will take place following Tuesday evening performances on Oct. 2, 30 and Nov. 13.

Speakers from the International Rescue Committee (IRC), members of The Overwhelming creative team and Roundabout teaching artists will take part in the series.

For a schedule of participants for each post-show discussion, visit For further information on the IRC, visit


Max Stafford-Clark — who staged the London premiere of The Overwhelming — directs the run at the Laura Pels Theatre. The limited engagement began Sept. 28 and officially opens Oct. 17 for a run slated through Dec. 23. The Overwhelming follows the "story of an American family, newly arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, in early 1994, who come face-to-face with the realization that nothing and no one around them is what they understood it to be," according to show notes. "Finding themselves embroiled in events beyond their understanding, three Americans struggle to discover who they can trust and what they will do when faced with matters of life and death."

The ensemble of the work includes Chris Chalk, Ron Cephas Jones, Tisola Logan, Boris McGiver, Owiso Odera, Charles Parnell, Linda Powell, James Rebhorn, Sam Robards, Michael Stahl-David and Sharon Washington.

Tickets to The Overwhelming are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, visiting the Laura Pels box office (111 West 46 Street) or online at

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