O'Brien's play is the recipient of the 2014 Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New American Play and the Inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Award. According to production notes, "The Body of an American tells the true story of an extraordinary friendship as two men, a war photojournalist and playwright, journey from some of the most dangerous places on earth to the depths of the human soul."
The production is co-produced with Hartford Stage, where it will play Jan. 7-31. It features scenic design by Richard Hoover, costume design by Ilona Somogyi, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, sound design by Darron L. West and projection design by Alex Basco Koch.
Tickets will be available Dec. 29 online at PrimaryStages.org or by calling OvationTix at (212) 352-3101. The Cherry Lane Theatre is located at 38 Commerce St. in downtown Manhattan.