Gabriel, by Moira Buffini, at the Atlantic Theater

Atlantic Theater Company's American premiere of Olivier Award nominee Moira Buffini's award-winning play Gabriel, has now extended its limited engagement by two weeks and will now play through to 20 Jun 2010.

Gabriel opened at the Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater on 13 May 2010, following previews from 23 Apr and was originally scheduled to close on 6 Jun 2010. reviewer Tulis McCall said of the production, "This mostly fine ensemble cast delivers the goods directly to your door. Gabriel is a gift from a writer you do not know yet, but one you will certainly look for in the future."

Directed by David Esbjornson, Gabriel features Patricia Conolly, Lisa Emery, Zach Grenier, Lee Aaron Rosen, Samantha Soule and Libby Woodbridge.

Gabriel is set around a largely forgotten moment in British history - the German occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II. A naked young man washes up on a Guernsey beach. Unnervingly handsome and fluent in both German and English, he has no recollection of who he is - patriot or Nazi...innocent or madman. Gabriel explores the heart of memory, identity and imagination, as well as the lies people tell themselves and each other to make the darkness light again.

The creative team for Gabriel will feature scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Martin Pakledinaz, lighting design by Scott Zielinski and sound design by Obadiah Eaves.

Lisa Emery, Samantha Soule and Lee Aaron Rosen More production photographs

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