'Manahatta' sets full Off-Broadway cast and creative team

The play, written by Mary Kathryn Nagle and directed by Laurie Woolery, makes its New York premiere at The Public Theater for a month beginning in November.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

The Public Theater has set the complete cast for its production of Manahatta, a New York-premiere play by Mary Kathryn Nagle. Performances run from November 16 to December 17, with opening night on December 5.

The play centers on Jane Snake, a brilliant banker who reconnects with her title ancestral homeland when she moves from Oklahoma to New York. As the 2008 financial crisis erupts just as she begins a new banking job, she must reckon with her old life, her new one, and the age-old consequences of living in a society where nothing is enough.

The complete cast includes Rainbow Dickerson as Toosh-ki-pa-kwis-i/Debra, Elizabeth Frances as Le-le-wa'-you/Jane, David Kelly as Jonas Michaelius/Michael, Jeffrey King as Peter Minuit/Dick, Enrico Nassi as Se-ket-tu-may-qua/Luke, Joe Tapper as Jakob/Joe, and Sheila Tousey as Mother/Bobbie. Jessica Ranville and Rex Young are understudies.

Additional creative team members have also been set, joining previously announced director Laurie Woolery. Manahatta features scenic design by Marcelo Martínez García, costume design by Lux Haac, lighting design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, sound design and composition by Paul James Prendergast, prop management by Rachel M.F. Kenner, fight and intimacy direction by Kelsey Rainwater, movement direction by Ty Defoe, and cultural consultation by Joe Baker, executive director and co-founder of The Lenape Center.

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Photo credit: Elizabeth Frances. (Photo courtesy of production)

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