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TREMOR Shakes Up Brits Off Broadway At 59E59 Theaters

Brits Off Broadway continues at 59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) with the US premiere of TREMOR, written by Brad Birch and directed by David Mercatali. Produced by Sherman Theatre (Wales), TREMOR begins performances on Tuesday, May 15 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 10. Press Opening is Tuesday, May 22 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM; Sunday at 2:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). The single ticket price is $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at

Sophie and Tom's life together fell apart in the aftermath of a major incident. Two among only a handful of passengers to survive a bus crash, they became the public faces of the survivors during the inquiry.

Four years on, Tom and Sophie now lead separate lives. They come face-to-face once again and revisit that fateful day. But Sophie and Tom have very different takes on what happened, why it happened, and who really is to blame.

TREMOR is a play about how we choose to live in a world filled with fear, suspicion and tension. A thrilling new play by Brad Birch, recipient of the Harold Pinter Commission, asks: can we trust what we are told?

The cast features Lisa Diveney (Moonlight and John Gabriel Borkman at The Donmar Warehouse) and Paul Rattray (Harald Karstark on Game of Thrones).

The design team includes Hayley Grindle (production design); Ace McCarron (lighting design); and Sam Jones (sound design). The Production Stage Managers are Raynelle Wright (May 15 - May 27) and Whitney Keeter (May 27 - June 10).

Brad Birch (playwright). Theater includes: Black Mountain (Paines Plough Roundabout, Edinburgh); This Must Be the Place (Poleroid); En Folkefiende (An Enemy of the People), The Endless Ocean (Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama); The Brink (The Orange Tree); Protest (Old Vic); Selfie: The Modern Day Dorian Gray (National Youth Theatre); Tender Bolus (Manchester Royal Exchange & Schauspielhaus, Hamburg); Gardening: For the Unfulfilled and Alienated (Undeb Theatre, Edinburgh Festival & Latitude Festival; Fringe First Award); Milton (Dirty Protest); Open Court: Soap Opera, Light Arrested Between The Curtain And The Glass (Open Court - Playwright At Your Table), Where the Shot Rabbits Lay (Royal Court Theatre); Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against A Brick Wall (Soho Theatre Upstairs); Billy Chickens is a Psychopath Superstar (Theatre503 at Latitude Festival).

David Mercatali (director) is Associate Director at Sherman Theatre. For Sherman Theatre: Buddy (also at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama). Other theater includes: Blue Heart (Bristol Tobacco Factory Theatres and Orange Tree Theatre); Cargo, Insignificance (Arcola Theatre); Radiant Vermin (Tobacco Factory Theatres, Soho Theatre, 59E59, and Avignon Festival); Tonight with Donny Stixx (Edinburgh Fringe and The Bunker); Little Light (Orange Tree Theatre); Dark Vanilla Jungle (Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre; Fringe First Award); Tender Napalm (Southwark Playhouse; Evening Standard Award nomination, Outstanding Newcomer); Every You, Every Me (Salisbury Playhouse); Our Ajax, Johnny got his Gun, Feathers in the Snow (Southwark Playhouse); Black Jesus, Coolatully (Finborough Theatre); Someone to Blame (Kings Head Theatre).

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