Provocative New Play THE BIGOT Finds Its Racist Homophobic Curmudgeon
New York Theater scene veteran and standup comedian Danny Mcwilliams has been cast as Jim, the titular character in THE BIGOT, a new play that channels these politically divided times that's set for a run at the acclaimed Manhattan Repertory Theatre starting on June 8.
Danny Mcwilliams as Jim he tackles a role that will haunt theatergoers long after the play ends: A man who treats people of different creeds, faiths and opinions equally - he hates them all, especially his lesbian neighbors. But "The Bigot" is about to get the shock of his life, one that threatens to upend his entire worldview.
McWilliams joins a dynamic cast that also includes Gerry Glennon, Susaye Lawson and Adam Dyminski. This play directed by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director. Manhattan Repertory Theatre.
Playwrights Gabi and Eva Mor were inspired to write the tale by their frustration and sadness over the tenure of the 2016 election and the growing schism in its aftermath.
"We thought that the story must be told, that everyone at one time or another has been exposed to bigotry, but we still remain idealistic enough to believe that even in a dire situation there can be hope," says Gabi Mor.
It's a story that tackles the most important issue of our time; it's intense, provocative and sensitive all at once. Most importantly, it provides a much-needed spirit of hope: That even the most cynical among us can find common ground.
Manhattan Repertory Theatre- 17-19 West 45th Street New York NY 10036
Tickets are just $20, with performances set for:
Thursday, June 8 @ 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 9 @ 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 10 @ 9 p.m.
Sunday, June 11 @ 3 p.m.
For tickets reservations, visit - http://manhattanrep.com/the-bigot-by-gabi-mor-eva-mor/.
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