Clare Barron’s Dance Nation Extends Run at Playwrights Horizons

Off-Broadway News   Clare Barron’s Dance Nation Extends Run at Playwrights Horizons
 
The play takes an unabashed look at preteen girlhood.
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Camila Canó-Flaviá, Ellen Maddow, Dina Shihabi, Ikechukwu Ufomadu, Lucy Taylor, Purva Bedi, Christina Rouner, and Eboni Booth Joan Marcus

Playwrights Horizons’ production of Dance Nation, which officially opened May 8, has again extended its run. The Relentless Award- and Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winning play by Clare Barron, directed and choreographed by Lee Sunday Evans, will now continue through June 17.

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Clare Barron Marc J. Franklin

In Dance Nation, which began previews April 13 in Playwrights Horizons’ Peter Jay Sharp Theater, an “army” of pre-teen dancers compete for the top prize at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. What follows is a celebration of female ambition, ferocity, and unabashed preteen girlhood.

Read: PLAYWRIGHT CLARE BARRON PENS HER POWERFUL NEW ‘GHOST PLAY’ WITH DANCE NATION

The cast is made up of Purva Bedi, Eboni Booth, Camila Canó-Flaviá, Ellen Maddow, Christina Rouner, Thomas Jay Ryan, Dina Shihabi, Lucy Taylor, and Ikechukwu Ufomadu.

The production features scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Ásta Bennie Hostetter, lighting design by Barbara Samuels, and sound design by Brandon Wolcott. Production stage manager is Erin Gioia Albrecht.

(Updated May 16, 2018)

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