Cast Announced for Off-Broadway World Premiere of Emma Horwitz's Mary Gets Hers | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Cast Announced for Off-Broadway World Premiere of Emma Horwitz's Mary Gets Hers

Josiah Davis directs the play, set to begin performances in September.

Emma Horwitz

Full casting has been announced for the world premiere of Emma Horwitz's Mary Gets Hers for The Playwrights Realm, the Off-Broadway company's first New York stage production since 2019.

Josiah Davis directs the play, running September 11-October 7 at The Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater in The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space. Horwitz, the 2021/2022 Realm Writing Fellow, will be making her Off-Broadway playwriting debut.

The cast will include Octavia Chavez-Richmond as Ephraim, Kai Heath (Men on Boats, Much Ado About Nothing) as The Soldier, Susannah Perkins (The Wolves) as Abraham, Claire Siebers as Master of the Inn and others, and Haley Wong as Mary, reprising the role she originated in the play’s workshops at Brown University.

Inspired by Hrosvitha of Gandersheim’s Abraham, or the Rise and Repentance of Mary, the new work is set in a funhouse, slapstick vision of 10th century Germany—where a raging plague is turning people into foam—and follows an abandoned orphan named Mary, who is found by two overzealous hermits who scheme a saintly rescue mission to protect her purity at all costs.

The production will also feature scenic design by You-Shin Chen, costume design by Camilla Dely, lighting design by Cha See, and sound design by Kathy Ruvuna. Casting is by Claire Yenson.

Kate Croasdale serves as production stage manager alongside assistant stage manager Sammy Landau. Five OHM Productions provides production supervision. 

The Realm returns to producing after refocusing its efforts on becoming a full-time playwrights service organization.

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