Manhattan Theatre Club’s Off-Broadway production of Prayer for the French Republic, originally scheduled to close February 27, will now play through March 13. Previews began January 13 at New York City Center – Stage I ahead of a star-studded February 1 opening.
Tony winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit) directs the drama from playwright Joshua Harmon (Significant Other, Bad Jews). The play begins in 1944 with a Jewish couple awaiting news of their missing family and examines questions of history, home, and the effects of an ancient hatred on the couple and their descendants. Read reviews of the production here.
The ensemble cast features 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).
The show’s creative team includes scenic designer Takeshi Kata, costume designer Sarah Laux, hair and makeup designer J. Jared Janas, lighting designer Amith Chandrashaker, and sound designers Lee Kinney and Daniel Kluger, the latter also providing original music. Richard Hodge serves as production stage manager.