Manhattan Theatre Club announces cast of Continuity

The world premiere of Bess Wohl's Continuity begins performances at New York City Center on May 8, 2019.

Megan Ketch

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced casting for its upcoming world premiere of Continuity, a new comedy written by Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Award nominee Bess Wohl and directed by Tony Award nominee Rachel Chavkin. As previously reported, previews are scheduled to begin at New York City Center's Studio at Stage II on May 8, 2019, before an official opening on May 21 and a limited engagement through to June 9, 2019.

The cast of Continuity (in alphabetical order) includes Max Baker (as Larry), Jasmine Batchelor (as Anna/Lily), Rosal Colon (as Maria), Curran Connor (as Grip), Garcia (as PA), Darren Goldstein (as David Caxton), Alex Hurt (as Jake/George), and Megan Ketch (as Eve/Nicole).

Synopsis: "A sheet of ice sits in the desert of New Mexico. A mad eco-terrorist plants a bomb in order to save humankind. A beleaguered film crew tries to get in one last shot before losing the light. Continuity is a sly, biting comedy in six takes where storytelling and science collide with both hilarious and devastating consequences. The play asks, "How do we keep going when hope can seem as fictional as a Hollywood ending?" "How do we tell the stories that could shape our future?" and, perhaps most importantly, “What's for lunch?”"

The creative team has also been announced and features scenic design by Adam Rigg, costume design by Brenda Abbandandolo, lighting design by Isabella Byrd, and sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman.

Bess Wohl is perhaps best known for her acclaimed play Small Mouth Sounds. Her other works include American HeroBarcelonaTouchedInCats Talk BackPretty Filthy, and The Civilians.

Manhattan Theatre Club's 2018-2019 season also includes the current American premiere of Ink, starring Bertie Carvel and Jonny Lee Miller, at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (running through to June 16, 2019), and the upcoming New York premiere of Long Lost, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, at New York City Center Stage I from May 14 to June 30, 2019.

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