World Premiere of Bess Wohl’s Continuity Begins May 8

Off-Broadway News   World Premiere of Bess Wohl’s Continuity Begins May 8
The new play, helmed by Rachel Chavkin, begins performances at MTC's Off-Broadway stage.
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Performances begin May 8 at New York City Center for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Continuity by Bess Wohl. Hadestown director Rachel Chavkin helms the new play, in which interweaving tales collide with science and storytelling.

In Continuity, a sheet of ice sits in the desert of New Mexico, a mad eco-terrorist plants a bomb in order to save humankind, and a beleaguered film crew tries to get in one last shot before losing the light.

The cast is made up of Max Baker (1984, The Explorers Club), Jasmine Batchelor (The River), Rosal Colon (Orange Is the New Black, Between Riverside and Crazy), Curran Connor (Pidgeon, A Picture of Autumn), Garcia (Tales of the City), Darren Goldstein (The Little Foxes, The Madrid), Alex Hurt (Cardinal, The Whirligig), and Megan Ketch (The Big Wedding, American Gothic).

Performances are in the Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center, where the production will officially open May 21.

Continuity’s creative team includes Adam Rigg (scenic design), Brenda Abbandandolo (costume design), Isabella Byrd (lighting design), and Mikaal Sulaiman (sound design).

The play was originally commissioned by MTC with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of The Sloan Initiative: Setting the Stage for Science and Technology.

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