Public Announces Cast for Urge for Going World Premiere

News   Public Announces Cast for Urge for Going World Premiere
Actress Tala Ashe will lead the cast of the Public LAB world premiere of Mona Mansour's Urge for Going, about life within a Lebanese refugee camp, which will begin performances March 25.

Tala Ashe
Tala Ashe

Hal Brooks (No Child…) will direct the work that casts Ashe as Jamila, a young Palestinian girl living in a refugee camp. The company will also include Omid Abtahi (Jul), Jacqueline Antaramian (Abir), Ramsey Faragallah (Adham), Laith Nakli (Hamzi) and Ted Sod (Ghassan).

Urge for Going will open April 10 for a run through April 17. Mansour is a member of The Public’s Emerging Writers Group.

According to the Public, "Jamila, a 17-year-old Palestinian girl growing up in a Lebanese refugee camp, is desperate to escape the small and impoverished world she calls home but her greatest source of inspiration, her father, may also prove to be her biggest obstacle."

Urge for Going will have scenic design by Jason Simms, costume design by Jenny Mannis, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau and music and sound design by Ryan Rumery and Christian Frederickson.

All Public LAB tickets are $15. Single tickets for Urge for Going go on sale Feb. 20. Phone (212) 967-7555 or visit PublicTheater.

The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.

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