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Michael Shannon & Michael Urie

Michael Shannon, Michael Urie and more announced to guest star in Nassim at New York City Center

Nassim begins performances on December 6, 2018 at New York City Center's Stage II.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Barrow Street Theatricals has now announced the first guest actors for the first month of performances of the American premiere of Nassim, which begins previews at New York City Center's Stage II on December 6, 2018, ahead of an official opening on December 12 and a limited run through to April 20, 2019.

The rotating cast of guest actors include (in alphabetical order) Scott Adsit, Kate Arrington, Jessie Austrian, Reed Birney, Ewen Bremner, Michael Chernus, Linda Emond, Peter Grosz, Andy Grotelueschen, Geraldine Hughes, Cush Jumbo, Tracy Letts, Jennifer Lim, Ken Marks, Tedra Millan, Martin Moran, Sally Murphy, Brad Oscar, Annie Parisse, Armando Riesco, Michael Shannon, and Michael Urie.

The previously announced production is written by Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour and directed by Omar Elerian. His first play White Rabbit Red Rabbit ran for more than nine months at the Westside Theatre and was performed by such guest stars as Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane and many others.

Nassim explores imaginative storytelling by challenging traditional theatrical forms. There are no rehearsals for the production, and there is a different guest actor at every performance. This show is set to explore the power of language that unites the public during uncertain times in current affairs and politics.

The show received its world premiere at the Bush Theatre in London in 2017. It received rave reviews with British newspaper The Guardian calling it "a striking demonstration of how words can keep us apart but also bring us together".

Nassim is produced off-Broadway by Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, and Tom Wirtshafter.

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