Molly Griggs, Christopher Larkin, Samantha Mathis & Andrew Pang

Atlantic Theater Company announces initial casting for Nomad Motel

The New York premiere of Nomad Motel begins performances at Atlantic Stage 2 on May 22, 2019.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Atlantic Theater Company has revealed initial casting for its upcoming New York premiere of Nomad Motel, written by Carla Ching, which is set to begin previews at Atlantic Stage 2 on May 22, 2019, ahead of an official opening on June 3 and a limited engagement through to June 23, 2019.

The cast includes Molly Griggs (as Alix), Christopher Larkin (as Mason), Samantha Mathis (as Fiona), and Andrew Pang (as James), with additional casting to be announced at a later date.

Synopsis: "In the not-so-sunny side of California, Alix bounces between motel rooms, taking care of her brothers for her mostly MIA mother. Her classmate Mason is a budding songwriter trying to keep off the radar of his absent father in Hong Kong. Together, they must learn to scrape by without giving up their dreams. Nomad Motel is a surprising tale of kids raising themselves and making something out of nothing in the land of plenty."

Ed Sylvanus Iskandar has been announced as director for the production with the creative team featuring scenic design by Yu-Hsuan Chen, costume design by Loren Shaw, lighting design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, sound design and original compositions by Emily Gardner Xu Hall, fight direction by Ryan-James Hatanaka, and dialect coaching by Joy Lanceta Coronel.

Atlantic's 2018-2019 season also includes the world premiere of The Secret Life of Bees  at the Linda Gross Theater, featuring music by Tony & Grammy Award winner Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Tony Award nominee Susan Birkenhead and a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. The musical, directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, is based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd and will run from May 10 through to June 23, 2019.

(Photos courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)

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