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A Cool Dip in...: Playwrights Horizons announce cast



Playwrights Horizons (PH) continues its 2009/2010 Season with the World Premiere of A Cool Dip In The Barren Saharan Crick, a new play by Kia Corthron, directed by Obie Award winner Chay Yew ('Durango' at The Public).

Presented as a co-production with The Play Company and Culture Project, the production opens at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater on 28 Mar 2010, following previews from 4 Mar and runs through to 11 Apr 2010.

The cast will feature Keith Eric Chappelle (Cyrano de Bergerac on Broadway), William Jackson Harper (Ruined), Joshua King, Kianné Muschett (The Brother/Sister Plays) and Myra Lucretia Taylor ('Crazy Mary' and 'Fabulation' at PH, 'Nine' on Broadway).

A Cool Dip In The Barren Saharan Crick, an African preacher-in-training (William Jackson Harper) comes to a drought-stricken rural American community to further his studies in religion and water conservation. He stays with a mother (Myra Lucretia Taylor) and daughter (Kianné Muschett) haunted by personal tragedy and takes a special interest in a young orphan (Joshua King) starved for guidance. In the face of all obstacles he maintains an infectious, unstinting optimism determined to battle - by any means necessary - the personal and political forces that threaten the ecology of his new home.

The production will feature scenic design by Kris Stone, costume design by Anita Yavich, lighting design by Ben Stanton and sound design by Darron L West.

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