Letters of Suresh

Rajiv Joseph's Letters of Suresh will receive its world premiere at the Tony Kiser Theater in fall 2021. Letters of Suresh tickets in New York are on sale now.

Letters of Suresh reveals intimate mysteries through a series of letters between strangers, friends, daughters, and lovers — many with little in common but a hunger for human connection. ​Sending their hopes and dreams across oceans and years, they seek peace in one another while dreaming of a city once consumed by the scourge of war. ​ Letters of Suresh is a companion play to Animals Out of Papers, first presented at Second Stage Theater in 2008.

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Intimate mysteries are revealed through a series of letters between strangers, friends, daughters, and lovers — many with little in common but a hunger for human connection. Sending their hopes and dreams across oceans and years, they seek peace in one another while dreaming of a city once consumed by the scourge of war.

By:
Rajiv Joseph
Director:
May Adrales
Lighting:
Jiyoun Chang
Sound:
Charles Coes and Nathan Roberts
Design:
Mikiko Suzuki
Costume:
Amy Clark
Cast list:
Ali Ahn, Thom Sesma, Ramiz Monsef, Kellie Overbey
Letters of Suresh Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
September 14, 2021
Opening date: 
October 12, 2021
Available from: 
September 14, 2021
Booking to: 
October 24, 2021
Closes: 
October 24, 2021
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-8:00pm
Wednesday-8:00pm
Thursday-8:00pm
Friday-8:00pm
Saturday2:00pm8:00pm
Sunday2:00pm7:00pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Latest Letters of Suresh News & Features

Ali Ahn of 'Letters of Suresh' on monologuing her way into audiences' hearts
September 29, 2021

When the casting notice came out that Letters of Suresh, the new play from Rajiv Joseph being produced at Second Stage Theater, actor Ali Ahn texted every Asian American actor friend she knew working in New York City. It was because the show had two prominent East Asian roles and one Indian role. “It's very rare to have a story that centers around an Asian American character’s growth,” said Ahn.

Photo credit: Ali Ahn and Thom Sesma (Photos courtesy of Second Stage Theater)
‘Letters of Suresh’ names full casting for Off-Broadway premiere
August 4, 2021

‘Letters of Suresh’ is at Second Stage Theater from September 14.

Our Letters of Suresh Review

In theatre, an oft-cited rule is that acting is reacting. So what are the characters of playwright Rajiv Joseph's Letters to Suresh to do when all they’ve been tasked with is reciting the contents of their exposition-heavy letters aloud in direct address to the audience? The answer is to serve as talking heads for material that feels better suited for an article in The New Yorker than it does... Read more