Aftermath extends its run by two weeks
New York Theatre Workshop have announced that Aftermath, written by Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen, and directed by Blank, will extend its run by two weeks, and will now run through to 18 Oct 2009.
Aftermath opened at the New York Theatre Workshop on 15 Sep 2009, following previews from 1 Sep and was orginally scheduled to close on 4 Oct 2009.
In June of 2008, New York Theatre Workshop sent Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, to Jordan where they interviewed Iraqis who fled the chaos and violence that befell their country for the relative safety of Jordan. Following their visit to Amman, they crafted these conversations into Aftermath. The people whose stories are told include a dermatologist, a husband and wife team of cooks, an Imam, an Iraqi Christian young mother, a husband and wife theatre director and visual artist, and a pharmacist.
The show opened to excellent reviews: smart and sobering documentary drama" (NY Times); "an inspiringly good piece of theater" (Backstage); "a heartbreaking evening of theater" (AP); "superbly staged and beautifully acted" (Variety).
Aftermath stars Fajer Al Kaisi, Amir Arison, Leila Buck, Maha Chehlaoui, Demo Chrysan, Daoud Heidami, Omar Koury, Laith Nakli and Rasha Zamamiri Wescott.
The creative team features Richard Hoover (sets), Gabriel Berry (costumes), David Lander (lighting) and David Robbins (sound).
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