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Photos: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of THIS FLAT EARTH


Happy opening night! This Flat Earth, directed by Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman, held its Opening Night at Playwrights Horizons last night! The performance marked the play's World Premiere. Other members of the theatre community, including Lois Smith and Jamie Brewer, joined the cast and crew for last night's celebration.

THIS FLAT EARTH marks the fourth production of Playwrights Horizons' 2017/2018 season. Playwright Lindsey Ferrentino now has two shows running off-Broadway, with This Flat Earth joining her current Amy and the Orphans.

The cast of This Flat Earth features Drama Desk and Theatre World awards winnerCassie Beck (The Whale, Prayer for My Enemy, The Drunken City at Playwrights; The Humans), Ella Kennedy Davis (Matilda, Mary Poppins, "Blue Bloods"), Theatre World Award winner Lynda Gravátt (Miss Witherspoon at Playwrights, Skeleton Crew, King Hedley II, The Old Settler), Lucas Papaelias (Essential Self-Defense at Playwrights including Drama Desk nomination for Original Music in a Play, Once, the film School of Rock) and Ian Saint-Germain (Tamburlaine at TFANA, "The Americans"). The production also features Grammy-nominated cellist Christine H. Kim.

At a middle school in this seaside town, the unthinkable has happened, placing a bewildered community in the national spotlight. Stuck at home in a state of shocked limbo, Julie (Ms. Davis) and Zander (Mr. Saint-Germain), two thirteen-year-olds, try to make sense of the chaos they witnessed, their awkward crushes and an infinitely more complicated future - but the grown-ups are no help at all. An urgent response to our times, This Flat Earth is a startling and deeply felt story of growing up in our confounding world.

THIS FLAT EARTH is currently playing Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The limited engagement is currently scheduled to play through Sunday, April 29. For more information, please visit

Check out photos from the opening night celebration below!

Photo credit: Gerda Mostonaite

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