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WP Theater announces casting and dates for [PORTO]

Playwright Kate Benson and more will star in the Off-Broadway premiere of [PORTO] from January 28, 2018.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

WP Theater has now confirmed casting and dates for the next production of its 2017-2018 off-Broadway season. The off-Broadway premiere of Kate Benson's [PORTO] will begin previews at the McGinn/Cazale Theater on January 28, 2018, ahead of an official opening on February 6 and a limited engagement through to February 25, 2018.

Alongside playwright Kate Benson, the cast of [PORTO] will also include Noel Joseph Allain, Ugo Chukwu, Jorge Cordova, Leah Karpel, and Julia Sirna-Frest.

Synopsis: "A woman walks into a bar. Her name is Porto. She's a regular. She likes this bar: serious food, serious wine, serious bartender-a staple in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood (perhaps Bushwick?). Her friends, her wine, and her artisanal snacks are there; her doubts about being a Modern Woman are put on snooze. A handsome stranger walks in and orders something special. Disruption ensues: an upside-down romantic comedy unfolds inside and outside her head. Desires of all kinds are awakened with a ferocious thump. A nice smile is a nice smile, but can we enjoy the sausage once we know how it's made?"

[PORTO] features scenic design by Kristen Robinson, costume design by Ásta Bennie Hostetter, lighting design by Amith Chandrashaker, and sound design by Kate Marvin.

WP Theater's [PORTO] is a co-production with The Bushwick Starr, in association with New Georges.

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