Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Joshua Harmon's Prayer for the French Republic has canceled its first two previews to allow for additional technical rehearsals. Originally slated to begin January 11, the play will now start January 13 at New York City Center – Stage I Off-Broadway. Opening night remains February 1.
Ticket holders for the canceled performances should contact their point of purchase for exchanges or refunds. Manhattan Theatre Club subscribers and Patrons will be contacted by MTC as soon as possible to reschedule.
The play begins in 1944 with a Jewish couple awaiting news of their missing family, and follows five generations of a French Jewish family in its examination of history, home, and the effects of an ancient hatred.
The ensemble cast will feature Betsy Aidem (All the Way), Yair Ben-Dor, Francis Benhamou, Ari Brand, Pierre Epstein (Filumena), Peyton Lusk (Falsettos), Molly Ranson (Plaza Suite), Nancy Robinette (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Jeff Seymour, Kenneth Tigar (Fish in the Dark), and Richard Topol (Indecent). Tony-winning director David Cromer (The Band's Visit) helms the production.