Photo Flash: First Look at Mosaic Theater's WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER

Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Inaugural Season arrives at a climactic finale with the lively and comedic Off-Broadway hit, WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER, written by Cori Thomas and directed by Mosaic Theater Managing Director & Producer Serge Seiden (Bad Jews, Apple Family Plays). WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER will open this Sunday, May 22 at 7:30 PM. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!

This DC premiere follows five ordinary lives colliding in one extraordinary January-two immigrants make their way in New York City; two teens make their way to adulthood; and one New York sanitation worker in the wake of divorce builds an ice cream sundae for two.

WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER builds on Mosaic Theater's mission to present work by authors on the frontlines of conflict zones, provoking and entertaining audiences with plays that matter. Inspired by the magic and mystery of city life, this rousing comedy introduces audiences to the inspired stories of strangers and subway companions. Thomas' unforgettable characters navigate immigration, gender transition, interracial relationships, coming of age, homophobia, racism, death, and divorce-all while looking for and finding love during one strangely warm winter.

The play follows two immigrants from India running a bodega in Upper Manhattan-the proprietress Nirmala (Lynette Rathnam) and her sibling Ishan (later 'Indira," portrayed by Shravan Amin), who is in the midst of a gender transition. The divorced Joe (Jason B. McIntosh), a charming but lonely sanitation worker, longs for companionship. Meanwhile two teenagers working at two different Burger Kings, Devaun (Jeremy Keith Hunter) and Jeron (Vaughn Ryan Midder) push themselves and the audience to look beyond first impressions-while sounding the alarm about the impending climate crisis.

The creative team for WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER includes set designer Debra Booth, lighting designer Max Doolittle, sound designer David Lamont Wilson, costume designer Robert Croghan, properties designer Michelle Elwyn, and stage manager Allie Roy.

For full company bios and additional production information and tickets, visit mosaictheater.org/january.

Photo Credit: Stan Barouh

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Photo Flash: First Look at Mosaic Theater's WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
Shravan Amin as Indira and Jeremy Keith Hunter as Devaun

Photo Flash: First Look at Mosaic Theater's WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
Vaughn Ryan Midder as Jeron and Jeremy Keith Hunter as Devaun

Photo Flash: First Look at Mosaic Theater's WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
Lynette Rathnam as Nirmala and Jason B. McIntosh as Joe

Photo Flash: First Look at Mosaic Theater's WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
Shravan Amin as Indira and Lynette Rathnam as Nirmala

Photo Flash: First Look at Mosaic Theater's WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
Jeremy Keith Hunter as Devaun and Vaughn Ryan Midder as Jeron

Photo Flash: First Look at Mosaic Theater's WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
Lynette Rathnam as Nirmala and Jason B. McIntosh as Joe

Photo Flash: First Look at Mosaic Theater's WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
Vaughn Ryan Midder as Jeron and Jeremy Keith Hunter as Devaun

Photo Flash: First Look at Mosaic Theater's WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
Vaughn Ryan Midder as Jeron

Photo Flash: First Look at Mosaic Theater's WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
Vaughn Ryan Midder as Jeron and Jeremy Keith Hunter as Devaun

Photo Flash: First Look at Mosaic Theater's WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
Shravan Amin as Indira and Jeremy Keith Hunter as Devaun


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