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Terrorism Begins Off-Broadway Previews on May 9

In a first-time co-production, The New Group and The Play Company are pleased to present the American premiere of Terrorism. Written by the Presnyakov Brothers and directed by Will Frears, Terrorism will play a limited Off-Broadway engagement Monday, May 9th through Sunday, June 26th at The Clurman Theater/Theatre Row. Official Opening Night is set for Monday, May 23rd @ 8 PM.

Terrorism, written by Siberian brothers Vladimir and Oleg Presnyakov, was originally produced at the Moscow Arts Theatre in November 2002. It was subsequently translated by Sasha Dugdale and produced in 2003 by the Royal Court in London and has enjoyed productions throughout Europe. In six interconnected scenes, the play takes a startlingly humorous look at a society in which an imminent threat looms on The Edges of everyday life.

Directed by Will Frears, Terrorism features Adam Alexi-Malle (B'way: Titanic; Other stage credits: Sakharam Binder/The Play Company, Goose-Pimples/The New Group, Measure for Measure/Shakespeare Project), Alex Draper (Off-B'way: Golden Boy, Waiting for Lefty, The Seagull, Oedipus, Scapin, The Triumph of Love; Regional: Three Days of Rain/Westport, Rocket to the Moon & La Ronde/Williamstown, Arcadia/Arena Stage, Three Sisters/McCarter; Film: Hysterical Blindness, Simply Irresistible, The Photographer), Laura Esterman (B'way: The Show Off, The Suicide, Metamorphosis, I.B. Singer's Teibele and Her Demon; Off B'way: Marvin's Room/Playwrights Horizons - Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk & Obie Awards, Cranes & Curtains/The New Group, Two Rooms/Signature, Good As New/MCC, A Midsummer Night's Dream/BAM), Anna George (Off-B'way: Sakharam Binder/The Play Company, It Takes Ovaries, Dust, Adoring Gertie), Darren Goldstein (Off-B'way: Intimate Apparel, St. Crispin's Day), Daniel Oreskes (B'way: Aida, Electra; Off-B'way: Roar/The New Group, Henry V/NYSF, Romola and Nijinkski/Primary Stages, The Fourth Sister/Vineyard, Quills/NYTW; Regional: Tartuffe/NJSF, Richard III/Hartford Stage, The Skin of Our Teeth/Goodman), Elizabeth Marvel (B'way: An American Daughter, Taking Sides, The Seagull; Off-B'way: Ivo van Hove's Hedda Gabler, Henry V, King Lear, Troilus & Cressida, Silence, Cunning, Exile; Regional: Arts & Leisure/Playwrights, As You Like It & The Rover/Guthrie; What the Butler Saw & Touch of the Poet/American Rep), Lola Pashalinski (Off-B'way: Gertrude & Alice/Signature, Quills/NYTW, Highest Standard of Living/Playwrights; The Skin of Our Teeth & A Dybbuk/NYSF) and R.E. Rodgers (B'way: Any Given Day; Off-B'way: Stonewall Jackson's House/ American Place, Suburbia/Lincoln Center; Regional: Dedication/Williamstown, The Wheat & The Moon/Circle Rep). This production includes set by David Korins, costumes by Sarah Beers, lighting by Marcus Doshi and sound by Bart Fasbender.

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