WP Theater and Colt Coeur's world premiere production of BITE ME, penned by Eliana Pipes (Dream Hou$e, Hoops), begins previews Off-Broadway September 23. Directed by Rebecca Martínez (The Comedy of Errors, WP’s Sancocho), performances are scheduled through October 22. Opening night is set for October 5.
The cast is led by David Garelik (Long Day’s Journey Into Night at the Geffen; The Good Muslim) and Malika Samuel (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; WP’s Our Dear Dead Drug Lord).
BITE ME follows Nathan, a white guy with family money, who is ditching class when he stumbles on Melody, the only Black female in the high school, crying in a storage closet. They form an unexpected bond, and it’s not long before the heat between them boils over.
The creative team also includes scenic designer Chika Shimizu, costume designer Sarita Fellows, lighting designer Lucrecia Briceno, and sound designer Tosin Olufolabi. The stage manager is Caren Celine Morris. Casting is by Kelly Gillespie.