Urban Stages Sets Cast of UNSEAMLY

By: Aug. 26, 2015

Located in the heart of the fashion district, Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director; Peter Napolitano, Associate Producer) is proud to present the American Premiere of Oren Safdie's (Private Jokes, Public Places) play Unseamly this October. Directed by Sarah C Carlsen, Unseamly will begin performances on October 8; Opening night is set for October 14 through November 1 at Urban Stages (259 West 30 Street) Tickets will be $55 ($35 during previews) and are available at UrbanStages.org and Theatermania.com.

Inspired by a variety of sexual harassment allegations brought against well-known clothing companies, Unseamly follows a young woman seeking legal advice to initiate charges of sexual harassment against her former boss, the CEO of an international clothing company known for its risqué billboards. In Unseamly, female sexuality confronts male corporate power.

Cast includes: Gizel Jimenez (National Tour West Side Story; Regional: Up Here, In The Heights, The Theory of Relativity), Tommy Schrider (Broadway: War Horse. TV: "Madame Secretary," "The Americans."), and Jonathan Silver (Original cast of Canadian production of Unseamly. TV: JFK: The Smoking Gun).

Creative Team includes: Brian Dudkiewicz (Set and Costume Designer), Christina Watanabe (Lighting Designer), Douglas Mills (Sound Designer), Nicholas Blade Guldner (Projection Designer), John Lavigne (Technical Director), Krystle Henninger (Production Stage Manager), and Alex Nixon (Assistant Stage Manager).

Unseamly was originally presented in Canada at the Infinite Theatre (co - directed by Artistic Director , Guy Sprung, and Sarah C Carlsen) and garnered national attention including being featured in BuzzFeed (click here for story) and fashion site RACKED. The production was called "intense and gut-felt" Montreal Rampage; "powerful and timely," RoverArts, and was listed on the Montreal Gazette's Best of 2014.


By Oren Safdie; Directed by Sarah C Carlsen

Beginning performances on October 8; Opening night is set for October 14 through November 1, 2015

Playing schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7PM; Friday and Saturday at 8PM; Sunday at 3PM

(No show on October 31; Added show on November 1 at 7PM)

Urban Stages Theatre is located at 259 West 30 Street

Tickets will be $55 ($35 during previews; Students are $15) and are available at UrbanStages.org and Theatermania.com

For more information about Urban Stages or Unseamly please visit urbanstages.org.

Press performances are Saturday, October 10 at 8PM; Sunday, October 11 at 3PM; Monday, October 12 at 7PM and Wednesday, October 14 at 7PM (Opening Night).