World Premiere of Bess Wohl’s Continuity Opens May 21

Off-Broadway News   World Premiere of Bess Wohl’s Continuity Opens May 21
The new play, helmed by Rachel Chavkin, opens at MTC's Off-Broadway stage.
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Alex Hurt, Jasmine Batchelor, and Megan Ketch Matthew Murphy

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Continuity, a new play by Bess Wohl, opens at New York City Center May 21. 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 began May 8.

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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