Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Ken Leung, More Cast in Will Arbery’s EVANSTON SALT COSTS CLIMBING

Off-Broadway

Quincy Tyler Bernstine and Ken Leung | Photo: Getty

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The cast for The New Group’s Off-Broadway premiere of Will Arbery’s Evanston Salt Costs Climbing has been revealed. The play about climate and change will feature Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jeb Kreager, Ken Leung, and Rachel Sachnoff.

Directed by Danya Taymor, Evanston Salt Costs Climbing will begin previews October 25 at the Pershing Square Signature Center in the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre.

Arbery, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Heroes of the Fourth Turning, confronts humanity’s deepest fears in his latest work, adding in his signature surrealist humor and warmth. Evanston Salt Costs Climbing follows truck drivers Peter and Basil as they battle the ice and snow and pass the time with jokes and stories, but something is causing a creeping sense of dread. It could be their boss Maiworm, who announces visions of new green technology that would make their jobs obsolete, or it could be something worse.

The play will have scenic design by Matt Saunders, costume design by Sarafina Bush, lighting design by Isabella Byrd, sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman, voice and text coaching by Gigi Buffington, and casting by Judy Henderson. The production stage manager is Rachel Denise April and the assistant stage manager is Stephen Varnado.

The New Group’s 2022-23 season will continue early next year with the world premiere of Thomas Bradshaw’s The Seagull/Woodstock, NY, directed by Scott Elliott. The season will conclude with Bernarda’s Daughters, by Diane Exavier and directed by Dominique Rider, a co-production with National Black Theatre. This season will also feature the world premiere from The New Group Off Stage of Lypsinka: Toxic Femininity, a new film written and performed by John Epperson and directed by Chloë Sevigny.

The New Group is introducing a new membership model for its upcoming season to replace conventional subscriptions.  For a one-time fee, members will have access to discounted tickets, priority sales, no service or exchange fees, and additional benefits. For more information click here

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Dan Meyer

Dan joins Theatrely after previously serving as an Assistant Editor at Playbill. His favorite musicals are fast, historical, and witty, like Six, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd. He likes his plays dark and funny.

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