A Man's A Man: two perf's cancelled

The 17 Jan 2014 evening's performance of Classic Stage Company's production of Bertolt Brecht's A Man's A Man has been cancelled due to an injury last night (16 Jan 2014) to cast member Bill Buell (Jeraiah Jip).

Buell sustained a fractured ankle while off-stage early in the first act due to a mechanical malfunction involving a ballast weight for a garage door which is part of the show's set design. As there is no understudy for the role, the remainder of last evening's performance had to be cancelled as well as tonight's performance while a replacement actor is found. CSC hopes to resume performances tomorrow - 18 Jan 2014.

A Man's A Man began previews at the Classic Stage Company ofrom 10 Jan 2014, and opens on 30 Jan 2014, where it is playing through to 06 Feb 2014

A Man's A Man is directed by Brian Kulick and feature a new score and songs by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik.

In this early farce by Brecht, an innocent dockworker 'Galy Gay' in British Colonial India is rather unorthodoxly enlisted into Her Majesty's Armed Forces, where he is "dismantled like a car" and then reassembled into the ultimate fighting machine.

The cast currently features Justin VivIan Bond (Widow Begbick), Gibson Frazier (Galy Gay), Martin Moran (Uriah Shelley), Jason Babinsky (Polly Baker), Bill Buell (Jeraiah Jip), Steven Skybell (Jesse Mahoney), Stephen Spinella (Bloody Five), Ching Valdes-Aran (Mr Wang) and Allan K. Washington.

Scenic design is by Paul Steinberg, costume design by Gabriel Berry, lighting design by Justin Townsend and sound design by Matt Kraus.

This production continues CSC's exploration of the works of Bertolt Brecht, which began in 2011 with the sold-out production of 'Galileo' and was followed by last season's 'The Caucasian Chalk Circle' (on which Kulick and Sheik also collaborated).

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