Classical Theatre of Harlem co-founder Alfred Preisser (Black Nativity, King Lear) will again helm the production that will begin performances Feb. 2, 2011, and officially open Feb. 9, 2011. Dog Run Rep produces the run.
The complete world-premiere cast, including David Brown, Jr., Shannon Dorsey, Tracy Jack, David King, Daniel Morgan Stanley and Aaron Strand, will return for the Off-Broadway run.
Jeff Cohen penned the play, based on a short story by Christopher Stokes, which "takes a startling and surprisingly humorous, upside-down view of what happens when the Western world intrudes on an ancient, so-called primitive culture, telling the story from the native peoples' point-of-view: set among the Asmat tribe of New Guinea, the play explores the still-unsolved disappearance in 1961 of Michael C. Rockefeller, the 23-year-old son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a celebrated anthropologist who collected artifacts from the Asmat culture during two expeditions there," according to producers.
The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller will have set design by Heather Wolensky, lighting design by Jay Scott and costume design by Kimberley Glennon.
Performances will run through March 13, 2011. For tickets phone (212) 868-4444, or visit Smarttix. The Arclight Theatre is located at 152 W. 71 Street in Manhattan.