Meet the World Premiere Cast of ELYRIA at Atlantic Theater Company
Theatre fans, meet your newest world premiere cast. The entirely South Asian and Indian company of Elyria at Atlantic Theater Company will feature Broadway alums, performers making their Off-Broadway debut, and a few making their U.S. stage debut.
Elyria, written by Deepa Purohit and directed by Awoye Timpo, explores the South Asian diaspora in the United States. Previews begin February 9 at the Linda Gross Theater ahead of an opening night February 27.
Set in 1982 in Elyria, Ohio, two mothers reconnect 20 years later after making the deal of a lifetime that forced them 3 continents and 2 oceans apart. Now, they’ll face the messiness of their past and unavoidably linked future.
The play stars Sanskar Agarwal as Young Man, Nilanjana Bose as Vasanta, Sanjit De Silva as Shiv, Mohit Gautam as Rohan, Gulshan Mia as Dhatta, Bhavesh Patel as Charu, Mahima Saigal as Young Woman 2, Khyati Sehgal as Young Woman 1, and Omar Shafiuzzaman as Hassanali. Check out photos of the cast below.
Elyria will feature choreography by Parijat Desai, scenic design by Jason Ardizzone-West, costume design by Sarita Fellows, lighting design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, sound design by Amatus Karim Ali, projections by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, and casting by Will Cantler, Karyn Casl, and Destiny Lily of The Telsey Office. Kat Meister will serve as the production stage manager.
In addition to this work, Atlantic Theater Company is currently presenting the world premiere musical Cornelia Street, starring Norbert Leo Butz and Mary Beth Peil. Later this spring, they’ll stage another new musical: Days of Wine and Roses, starring Kelli O’Hara and Brian d’Arcy James. In addition, ATC will offer Lucas Hnath’s A Simulacrum, a new experience by the playwright-director made in collaboration with magician Steve Cuiffo.
For more information about Elyria and tickets, click here.