Glynis Bell, Alex Chester and more to star in THIS SPACE BETWEEN US premiere

Today, Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced the cast for the world premiere of Peter Gil-Sheridan’s (The Rafa Play) new comedy This Space Between Us, directed by Keen Artistic Director Silverstein.

The cast will include Glynis Bell (Broadway: The Ferryman; Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Perestroika; A Doll’s House, Part 2; Thérèse Raquin, The Winslow Boy, Harvey – Roundabout; Amadeus; My Fair Lady); Alex Chester (How the Grinch Stole Christmas from Dr. Seuss! at Madison Square Garden, Pantages Theater, Wang Theater); Joyce Cohen (Women Without Men, John Ferguson – Mint Theatre); Ryan Garbayo (The Government Inspector, Scandal School, Too Bad She’s A Bitch, Loot – Red Bull Theatre); Tommy Heleringer (Minor Character: Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at Once – Invisible Dog, O, Earth – The Foundry Theatre); and Anthony Ruiz (Implications of cohabitation on Theater Row). The design team will include Steven Kemp (stage), Rodrigo Muñoz (costumes), Daisy Long (lighting), Luqman Brown (sound) and Addison Heeren (props). Casting is provided by Bass/Valle Casting. Dramaturgy by Jeremy Stoller. Avery Trunko will serve as production manager.

Performances begin Tuesday, February 22 and run through April 2, with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, March 9 at Theater Row, 410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and Dyer Avenues. Tickets are $60 with Premium seats available for $85. To celebrate the return to live performance, special premiere tickets will be only $22 for 2/22/22! Tickets are available at the Theater Row box office.

“I am thrilled to announce the cast and creative team for the world premiere of This Space Between Us and I look forward to sharing this beautiful comedy with our audiences. season, I knew I wanted three things: a new piece, a piece that resonated with what we’ve been talking about over the past two years since our last production, and something that was joyful. We hit it big with the piece by Peter! It deftly responds to today’s desire to do better, while being a timeless piece about love and connection. All with a mischievous sense of humor and deep empathy. I couldn’t think of a better way to welcome our audience again!” said Silverstein.

“The last few years have left me asking the question, what in this world am I doing other than earning money, drinking, ogling boys and scrolling fate? Really, what is Does anyone do? My conservative Cuban family? My liberal friends? And why do I feel so alone? These questions are at the heart of my new comedy about a man trying to find purpose in an ever-increasing American landscape. more absurd,” said Gil-Sheridan.

This Space Between Us is a new comedy about trying to change the world while admitting that the house could use a little change, too. Nobody understands why Jamie wants to leave his cushy law firm to work for a non-profit organization. Her best friend is confused, her boyfriend is worried, and her conservative Cuban-American family is sure they know what’s best. As Jamie announces his intention to serve those less fortunate, a shocking afternoon at the racetrack causes unexpected and irreversible consequences for them all. This intergenerational comedy follows a raucous attempt to achieve something more without leaving the people you love behind.

Tickets, starting at $60, are on sale now online at the Theater Row Box Office. Premium seats are also available for $85.

Performances will take place Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7 p.m., with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 212/714-2442, ext. 45 (Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.), or in person at the Theater Row Box Office box office two hours before curtain. Additional service charges will apply for online or telephone orders. Note: No presale from one hour before the first curtain of the night.

Discussions with the actors, creators and special guests (coming soon) will take place after the performances on Thursday evenings, March 17, 24 and 31.

Special accessible performances will take place on Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m. (audio-described performance) and Saturday, March 19 at 2 p.m. (performance performed in ASL). ASL interpreting by Inclusive Communication Services. An auditory loop system (audio induction loop) is present in all Row theater rooms. The system transmits directly to most hearing aids equipped with a “T” (Telecoil) setting. Guests can also pick up a headset and receiver from house management in the building’s main lobby. (Guests will be required to present a valid photo ID to receive a device.) (Please note that touch tours have been temporarily suspended to adhere to COVID safety protocols).

Theater Row is a fully accessible venue: all bathrooms are accessible; there are elevators to all floors; the bar and lounge are accessible; assistive listening devices are available.

Proof of vaccination will be required to enter the site. All clients must be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to their performance date. Masks must be worn inside the building at all times. For more information, read Keen Company and Theater Row’s full COVID protocols here.

Later this spring, Keen will be offering a special treat: an all-star benefit show. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

For more information about This Space Between Us and all of Keen’s programs, visit KeenCompany.org.

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