Joshua Harmon’s new drama about five generations of a French Jewish family will play for two more weeks.
The Manhattan Theater Club’s Off-Broadway production of Prayer for the French Republicoriginally scheduled to end on February 27, will now run until March 13. Previews began on January 13 at New York City Center – Stage I before a star-studded opening on February 1.
Tony winner David Cromer (The group visit) directs playwright drama Joshua Harmon (Significant Other, Bad Jews). The play begins in 1944 with a Jewish couple awaiting news of their missing family and examines questions of history, home, and the effects of ancient hatred on the couple and their descendants. Read reviews of the production here.
The ensemble cast includes Betsy Aidem (All the), Yair Ben-Dor, Francis Benhamou, Ari Brand, Pierre Epstein (filumene), Peyton Lusk(Falsettos), Molly Ranson (Square Suite), Nancy Robinette (The curious incident of the dog in the night), Jeff Seymour, Kenneth Tigar (fish in the dark), and Richard Topol (Indecent).
The show’s creative team includes set designer Takeshi Kata, costume designer Sarah Laux, hair and makeup artist J. Jared Janas, lighting designer Amith Chandrashaker, and sound designers Lee Kinney and Daniel Kluger, the latter also providing music. original. Richard Hodge is production manager.