The Barrow Group Presents World Premiere Of Lyle Kessler's PERP

The Barrow Group, under the leadership of Co-Artistic Directors Seth Barrish and Lee Brock and Executive Director Robert Serrell, closes its 2018-2019 season with the world premiere of Perp by Lyle Kessler. Under the direction of Ms. Brock, Perp is scheduled to run at The Barrow Group (312 West 36th St.) from March 16 through April 11, with an opening night of March 25.

In Perp, there's a vicious killer on the loose and the kindhearted Douglass finds himself the unwitting target of detectives who need a win at any cost. Desperate to seek justice, Douglass sets out on a harrowing, fantastical quest to find the true perpetrator. In this riveting world premiere, the lines between good and evil blur in a divine search for redemption.

The cast for Perp includes Tricia Alexandro (The Unrepeatable Moment) as Jack, Paul Ben-Victor ("The Wire," "In Plain Sight") as Harvey, Javier Molina ("The Blacklist") as Harry, Craig muMs Grant (LAByrinth Theater Company, "OZ") as Myron, and introducing Ali Arkane as Douglass.

Mr. Kessler began his career as an actor, studying with Lee Strasberg at The Actors Studio before turning his attention to playwriting. His dramas, including The Watering Place, which opened on Broadway in 1969, are known for their gritty realism and dark humor. Mr. Kessler is best known for the psychological thriller Orphans, which opened Off-Broadway in 1985 with the Steppenwolf cast of John Mahoney, Terry Kinney and Kevin Anderson, directed by Gary Sinise. Its Broadway revival in 2013, with a cast that included Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster, and Tom Sturridge, received a Tony nomination.

The creative team for Perp includes Edward T. Morris (scenic design), Marika Kent (lighting design), Kristin Isola (costume design), Matt Otto (sound design), Addison Heeren (props master), Allison Raynes (stage manager), Porter Pickard (director of production), Christine Cirker (assistant director), and Quinn Vogt-Welch (assistant director).

Performances of Perp will take place March 16 -April 11 at The Barrow Group, 312 West 36th Street in Manhattan and run Wednesday-Monday at 7:30pm. Critics are welcome as of March 21 for an opening on Monday, March 25. Tickets, priced at $25- $60, can be purchased by visiting barrowgroup.org or by calling 866-811-4111.

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