Cryptic Fascination Theater to Present Sarah Kane's BLASTED Off-Off Broadway, 9/11-28
Sarah Kane's controversial drama "Blasted," which drew first outrage and then acclaim from audiences and critics when it had its premiere in 1995 at the Royal Court Theater Upstairs in London, will return to New York for a three week run this September at the Duo Multicultural Arts Center as Cryptic Fascination Theater Company's inaugural production.
Blasted was last performed in New York City as part of Soho Rep's 2008-2009 season to a sold-out run and received two 2009 Obie Awards.
The cast includes Marie Botha as Cate, Jason de Beer as Ian, and Logan George as Soldier. This production is directed by 2013 Drama League Fellow Will Detlefsen.
The Duo Multicultural Arts Center is located in the heart of the East Village on 62 East 4th Street. It has been home to works of Francis Ford Coppola, Andy Warhol and his porn theater, as well as John Philip Sousa, who established the first musicians union in NYC and the early ILGWU (International Ladies Garment Workers Union).
About Blasted: A lavish hotel room, an apocalyptic war raging outside, Ian and his young lover Cate struggle to reconstruct the fragments of a romantic connection they once shared. An intruder tests Ian's limits by exposing him to the torturous reality of wartime terror. Kane's controversial play ruptures preconceptions and pushes the limits of theater beyond its confines, forcing us to face our own humanity and consider how a devastating world of brutality can be caused by a mere idea, a moment of anger.
Hailed as one of the most provocative and influential British playwrights of her generation, in her world-famous drama BLASTED, Sarah Kane pushes audience boundaries with her depiction of rape, torture and violence in wartime.
About Cryptic Fascinations Theater Company: The Company aims to engage with current issues through meaningful, robust and captivating plays. Their work serves to explore the intricacies of complex human relationships, what they are truly comprised of and how they influence society's self-image. They believe in risk-taking, innovative work and advocate fearlessness in the projects they choose and develop. Fascinated by the human psyche, they strive to use their productions as vehicles to unpack and dissect the fragility and impressionability thereof.