Urban Stages to Present World Premiere of the Play DEATH OF A DRIVER

Urban Stages to Present World Premiere of the Play DEATH OF A DRIVER

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director), will close its 35th season with the World Premiere of Will Snider's DEATH OF A DRIVER directed by Kim T. Sharp. This limited engagement at Urban Stages (259 West 30th Street) begins performances on Friday, March 1st, opens on Monday, March 4th and will run through Sunday, March 24th 2019. Tickets for the show are $40 ($25 during previews; $50 on opening and $15 student rush) and may be purchased via OvationTix at www.urbanstages.org or by phone at 1.866.811.4111.

Sarah is an American engineer. Kennedy is an East African taxi driver. They strike up a friendship and embark on a journey to change rural Kenya building new roads. But when a disputed local election lands Kennedy in jail and threatens the work, Sarah questions the integrity of their alliance and wonders how well she knows the man she thought was her friend. Death of a Driver is a bracing examination of "doing good" abroad, the limits of understanding another person, and what happens when personal and political obligations collide.

"We are thrilled to bring Death of a Driver to Urban Stages' to help close our 35th season. It is a smart, well- written tale of people trying to help. It explores how good intentions may not always have the best results, especially on a global level. I look forward to seeing how audiences react to this piece." Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director

DEATH OF A DRIVER will be performed by Sarah Baskins (TV: "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"; NY: Wolves)and Patrick Ssenjovu (Theatre:Red Hills; Ga-aad at Uganda National Theater. Film:Sydney Pollock's The Interpreter). The creative team includes: Frank Oliva (Set Designer), John Salutz (Lighting Designer), Ian Wehrle (Sound Designer), Vincent Scott (Assistant Director), TBA (Technical Director), Miriam Hyfler (Stage Manager), Lindsay Kipnis (Assistant Stage Manager). and Abou Lion Diarra (Original Music). Urban Stages staff includesAntoinette Mullins (Development & Literary Director), Olga Devyatisilnaya (Company Manager/Financial Administrator), Ilanna Saltzman (Outreach Director), Bara Swain (Creative Consultant), Vincent Scott (School Consultant), Myan Disnie Sabastien (Social Media) and Sylvia Haber, Perpetuart (Graphic Designer).

Tickets are $40 ($25 during previews, March 1 thru March 3)

Opening Night tickets are $50 (includes the performance and a Champagne reception on March 4)

Tickets for Urban Stages Patrons' Night on Wed., March 7th are $150

(6:30 pm Cocktails / 7pm Show / 8:30pm Dinner)

Student Rush tickets are available for $15 (with valid ID, subject to availability).

All tickets may be purchased at www.urbanstages.org or by phone at 1.866.811.4111

For more information about Urban Stages, please visit www.urbanstages.org.

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