Tony Nominee Paul Kandel Will Explore Sex In A Coma Off-Broadway

News   Tony Nominee Paul Kandel Will Explore Sex In A Coma Off-Broadway
Sex In A Coma, a new play by Susan Eve Haar, will play a limited engagement at Manhattan's HERE Arts Center beginning Dec. 1.

Directed by Lee Breuer, his first collaboration with a living American playwright, performances will continue through Dec. 11.

The cast will feature Tony nominee Paul Kandel (The Who’s Tommy, Disney’s "The Hunchback of Notre Dame”), David-Julian Melendez (User 927 and Romeo & Juliet at HERE), Obie Award winner Maude Mitchell (Mabou Mines' Dollhouse, The Laramie Project), Obie Award winner Ching Valdes-Aran (Oresteia, Flipzoids), Jessica Weinstein (Mabou Mines' Dollhouse, The Best) and Wendy vanden Heuvel (The Barbie Project, Resurrection Blues).

Music for the play will be composed by Eve Beglarian.

About their collaboration, Susan Eve Haar said in a statement, “Working with Lee Breuer is a privilege. He gets the characters, he gets the play, he gets me. His work with actors is phenomenal. There is a continuous kaleidoscope of invention and experimentation. He invites collaboration, watching with a third eye for what works and there is always the surprise; brilliant intuition that comes seemingly out of nowhere.”

Sex In A Coma, press notes state, "explores what it means to live in a body; what is the self and what is the soul. It is also a love story, a Romeo and Juliet of alternative consciousness. Inspired by a newspaper headline, 'Girl Raped in Coma,' the play explores neuroscience, belief, and the complications that arise when the two conflict." HERE Arts Center is located at 145 Sixth Avenue. Tickets, priced $18, are now on sale at, and via phone at (212) 352-3101. 

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