ANTHEM Closes Off-Broadway Today
ANTHEM (www.AnthemThePlay.com), based on Ayn Rand's novel adapted and composed by Jeff Britting will conclude its Off-Broadway run at The Baryshnikov Arts Center today, November 3rd. At the time of closing, ANTHEM will have played 13 previews and 32 regular performances.
ANTHEM is the story of a young man, EQUALITY 7-2521, who is born into a future world that has banished all individuality. Not satisfied with a world lighted by candles, EQUALITY fosters his love of discovery in an abandoned subway, a relic of the past. In solitude, EQUALITY rediscovers electricity and a new source of light. Above ground he meets and falls in love with LIBERTY 5-3000, committing a further "sin of preference."
The cast of ANTHEM includes: Matthew Lieff Christian as Equality, Lelund DurondThompson as International, Tina Johnson as Old Woman, and Sofia Lauwers as Liberty. Sarah Walker Thornton & Alex Teicheira make up the ensemble.
Directed by Ann Ciccolella, artistic director of the Austin Shakespeare Theatre Company, ANTHEM has set design by Kevin Judge, Costume Design by Theresa Squire, Lighting Design by Jason Amato and Sound Design by Anthony Mattana.
ANTHEM plays at the Baryshnikov Arts Center's Jerome Robbins Theater (450 W, 37th Street).