AFTERGLOW to Celebrate 100th Performance Off-Broadway This Weekend

AFTERGLOW to Celebrate 100th Performance Off-Broadway This Weekend

The Off-Broadway hit, AFTERGLOW written and directed by S. Asher Gelman, will celebrate its 100th performance on Saturday, September 23, 2017. AFTERGLOW has enjoyed two extensions and recently opened-up a new block of tickets through November 19, 2017 at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 St).

AFTERGLOW is a raw, one-act play exploring the emotional, intellectual, and physical connections between three men and the broader implications within their relationships. Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to share their bed one night. When a new intimate connection begins to form, all three men must come to terms with their individual definitions of love, loyalty, and trust as futures are questioned, relationships are shaken, and commitments are challenged.

S. Asher Gelman (Playwright/Director) is a director, choreographer, actor, dancer, and playwright. Originally from Chevy Chase, MD, Asher received his Bachelors Degree in Dance and Theater from Bard College in New York in 2006 and his Masters in Fine Arts in Dance from The George Washington University in Washington DC in 2012. From 2006 to 2016, Asher lived in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he became one of the founders of The Stage, Tel Aviv's premier English language performing arts organization, serving as its first Artistic Director from 2013 to 2016. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. Asher lives in New York City with his husband, Mati. "Afterglow" is his first play.

The cast includes: Joe Chisholm (Regional: The Little Mermaid, My Fair Lady), Brandon Haagenson (National Tour: Beauty and the Beast. NY: My Big Gay Italian Wedding) and Patrick Reilly (Film: Dating my Mother. Web: "Danny The Manny").

Creative team includes Ann Beyersdorfer (Scenic Designer), Fabian Aguilar (Costume Designer), Jamie Roderick (Lighting Designer), Alex Dietz-Kest (Sound Designer), Kate Lumpkin (Casting), Mike Ross (Dramaturg), Nina Kauffman (Assistant Director), Michelle Tewksbury (Production Stage Manager), Will Chaloner (Assistant Stage Manager), Kate Lumpkin Casting (Casting Director), Evan Bernardin (General Manager), and Gwynne Richmond (Company Manager). Afterglow is presented by Midnight Theatricals.

For more information on AFTERGLOW, visit www.afterglowtheplay.com.

Photo Credit: Mati Gelman

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