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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Atlantic Theater'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. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal!

Dying For It will begin previews Thursday, December 11 and officially open Thursday, January 8, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 18 Off Broadway atAtlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).

Dying For It will feature scenic design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Suttirat Larlarb and Moria Clinton, lighting design byDavid Weiner and sound design by Ben Truppin-Brown, original musical composed by Josh Schmidt and fight direction by J. David Brimmer.

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.

Photo Credit: Ahron Foster

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