War Hits American Soil as Noren Drama Opens Off-Broadway Feb. 11 | Playbill

News War Hits American Soil as Noren Drama Opens Off-Broadway Feb. 11
The American premiere of Lars Norén's War opens at Off-Broadway's Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Feb. 11.

Anders Cato (Miss Julie) directs the work, which began previews Jan. 31 at the company's Manhattan home for a run through March 2.

War, as show notes reveals, "is set in a year of ethnic cleansing. A mother and her two daughters, their father missing and presumed dead, think only of survival. When the father returns unexpectedly, they must confront a world gone completely wrong." Marita Lindholm Gochman provides the translation.

Featured in the cast are Ngozi Anyanwu (Ghosts), Rosalyn Coleman (Radio Golf), Flora Diaz (Tooth and Claw), Laith Nakli ("Slippery Slope") and Alok Tewari (Betrothed).

Cato assumed directorial duties from the previously announced Norén, who was "unable to travel due to health reasons," according to a press release. Ulrika Josephsson — who serves as artistic director of Riks Drama, Riksteatern, Sweden's national theatre company, with Norén — assisted Cato.

The design team includes Van Santvoord (sets), Meghan Healey (costumes), Ed McCarthy (lights) and Eric Shim (sound). Kyle Gates serves as production stage manager. The season at Rattlestick will conclude with David Grimm's Steve and Idi (April 23-May 24), directed by Eleanor Holdridge. The company will also host the developmental series "DirtyWorks" in June.

Tickets to War at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place (between West 11 and Perry Street), are available through (212) 868-4444. For more information visit rattlestick.org.

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