Public Theater announces cast of The Vagrant Trilogy
The New York premiere of The Vagrant Trilogy is scheduled to begin performances at the Public Theater on March 17, 2020.
The Public Theater has now confirmed casting for the previously announced New York premiere of Mona Mansour's The Vagrant Trilogy, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, which will play a limited engagement at the Public's LuEsther Hall from March 17 through April 26, 2020. An official opening is set for April 1.
The ensemble cast includes Tala Ashe, Ramsey Faragallah, Osh Ghanimah, Nadine Malouf, Rudy Roushdi, and Hadi Tabbal.
Synopsis: "Mona Mansour delves into the Palestinian struggle for home and identity in The Vagrant Trilogy, a single epic story told in three parts. In 1967, Adham, a Palestinian Wordsworth scholar, goes to London with his new wife to deliver a lecture. When war breaks out at home, he must decide in an instant what to do—a choice that will affect the rest of his life. The two parts that follow explore alternate realities based on that decision. Each part in the trilogy speaks to the others, together painting a rare and moving picture of Palestinian displacement and a refugee’s life of permanent impermanence. Featuring six actors in 19 different roles, Mansour’s drama spans four decades and three generations of a family uprooted by war and politics. The Vagrant Trilogy is a sweeping new epic about the poetry and pain of losing the place called home."
The newly announced creative team features scenic design by Allen Moyer, costume design by Dina El-Aziz, lighting design by Reza Behjat, sound design by Sinan Refik Zafar, and video design by Greg Emetaz.
Currently playing at the Public Theater is the first major New York revival of Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day, directed by Oskar Eustis, which concludes its extended run this Sunday, December 22.
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