The world premiere work, under the direction of Babel Theatre Project artistic director Geordie Broadwater, began its limited engagement Sept. 8.
Originally developed as part of Babel's Groundwork festival, the cast features Kim Martin Cotton, Matthew Johnson, Jacques Roy and Andrew Zimmerman.
"In heat like this," A Great Place to Be From press notes state, "the world gets louder and rules don't apply. You can't trust anyone and sometimes, suddenly, everything becomes clear. The Midwest is struck by a monstrous heat wave — the kind that makes cows keel over and chickens explode. In A Great Place to Be From, four people tell the stories of how their lives change forever in ways so absurd, tragic and transporting that they only make sense through a haze of scorching sun bouncing off the asphalt."
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The Kraine Theater is located in Manhattan at 85 East 4th Street. *
The Babel Theatre Project, founded in 2004, is dedicated to supporting playwrights at each step of the creative process. In 2005 Babel produced the world premiere of Jamie Carmichael's Pilgrims, directed by co-founder and artistic director Geordie Broadwater. The production played both New York and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to warm acclaim.