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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT

Atlantic Theater Company presents the American premiere of Dying For It, by Moira Buffini, freely adapted from Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide, directed by Neil Pepe and featuring the celebrated ensemble cast of Mia Barron, Ben Beckley, Nathan Dame, Patch Darragh, Clea Lewis, Peter Maloney, Andrew Mayer, Mary Beth Peil, Jeanine Serralles, Joey Slotnick,Robert Stanton and C.J. Wilson.

Dying For It officially opened last night, January 8, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 18 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below!

DYING FOR IT is the story of Semyon (Slotnick), a man down on his luck, married to a nag (Serralles), and out of options. When he decides to throw in the towel and kill himself, a deluge of sympathetic visitors descends upon him, determined to make him a martyr for their many causes. Swept up in the firestorm of attention, Semyon does take matters into his own hands, but not quite in the fashion that everyone expects. An outrageous satire on the hypocrisy and illogic of Soviet life, this play was banned by Stalin before it ever saw the light of day, and is now regarded as an under-known 20th century classic comedy.

Atlantic Theater Company artistic director Neil Pepe recently staged the acclaimed world premiere production of John Guare's 3 Kinds of Exile at Atlantic and the Broadway production of the new musical Hands on a Hardbody. He also directed the hit revival of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow and Mamet's A Life in the Theatre. Off-Broadway highlights include Jez Butterworth's Parlour Song, Mojo andThe Night Heron; Ethan Coen's Happy Hour, Offices and Almost an Evening; Harold Pinter's Celebration and The Room and Adam Rapp's Dreams of Flying, Dreams of Falling.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
Jeanine Serrales

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
Peter Maloney

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
Kristin Griffith, Peter Maloney and family

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
Patch Darragh

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
Emily Simoness, Michael Chernus

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
Michael Chernus

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
Jeffory Lawson, Mary McCann, Neil Pepe

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
Samantha Soule

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
Clea Lewis

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
Mia Barron

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
Clea Lewis, Andrew Mayer, Mia Barron

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
Mia Barron, C.J. Wilson

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
C.J. Wilson

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
Andrew Mayer, Nathan Dame

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
Ben Beckley, Robert Stanton

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
Andrew Mayer

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
Joey Slotnick

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
Joey Slotnick, Mary Beth Peil

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
Joey Slotnick, Neil Pepe

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
Mary Beth Peil



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