Gow's Play Arrivals Arrives at Bank Street Feb. 8

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The U.S. premiere of David Gow's Arrivals, about U.S. homeland security and immigration issues, begins at Bank Street Theatre Feb. 8. The play opens Feb. 12 and closes March 10.

Obie Award winner Dan Wackerman directs a cast that includes D. Michael Berkowitz, Michael Gabriel Goodfriend, Susan Jeffries, Laurence Lau, Lanie MacEwan, Sal Mistretta and Brigitte Viellieu-Davis. Grammy Award winner Jesse Harris composed incidental music for the production.

According to press notes, the play "tells the story of a Syrian born Canadian citizen who, having legally entered the U.S., is detained at immigration by Homeland Security as a 'person of interest.' Stripped of his rights to defend himself or know the charges against him, the man relies on the heroic actions of his wife at home, as well as those of his lawyer, to fight against the unjust measures of a government they had once believed in."

The play is produced by Bank Street Theatre Productions by special arrangement with Weissberger Theater Group.

Gow's plays include Cherry Docs, Bea's Niece, Steel Toes and The Friedman Family Fortune.

Wackerman is the artistic director of the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company, currently represented Off-Broadway by the play Room Service. Bank Street Theatre is located at 155 Bank Street, between Washington and West Streets. For tickets call (212) 352-3101 or (866) 811-4111.

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