Ahead of the official opening of Steven Levenson’s If I Forget Off-Broadway, Roundabout Theatre Company has released video highlights from the world-premiere production. The new play, set in the year 2000, explores the lasting impact of the Holocaust on a Jewish family; among the cast are Orange is the New Black actor Maria Dizzia, Grey's Anatomy's Kate Walsh, and Noises Off's Jeremy Shamos.
With direction by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan, performances began February 2 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. The debut engagement will officially open February 22 and is scheduled to play through April 30.
The cast also includes Larry Bryggman (Picnic), Tasha Lawrence (Good People), Seth Steinberg, and Gary Wilmes (Irrational Man).
“In the final months before 9/11, liberal Jewish studies professor Michael Fischer has reunited with his two sisters to celebrate their father's 75th birthday. Each deeply invested in their own version of family history, the siblings clash over everything from Michael’s controversial scholarly work to the mounting pressures of caring for an ailing parent,” read production notes. “As destructive secrets and long-held resentments bubble to the surface, the three negotiate—with biting humor and razor-sharp insight—how much of the past they’re willing to sacrifice for a chance at a new beginning. If I Forget tells a powerful tale of a family and a culture at odds with itself.”
Scroll through rehearsal photos below:
Photos: In Rehearsal with Kate Walsh and the Cast of If I Forget
Tickets for If I Forget are available by calling (212) 719-1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, and in person at any Roundabout box office.