Angel Desai
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Angel Desai
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Rebecca Brooksher, Angel Desai, Andy Groteluschen, Jesse Hooker, Mandy Siegfried, and Joaquin Torres will star in The Exchange's production of The Scariest, to run March 2-30 at The Green Room at The Theatres at 45 Bleecker, with an official opening on March 6. The production will be co-directed by Ari Edelson and Meredith McDonough.

The Scariest is an evening-length collection of new plays by Kristin Newbom, Laura Schellhardt, Mark Schultz, and Gary Sunshine, which are based on the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, W.W. Jacobs, Hans Christian Andersen, and The Book of Revelations. The plays recast the works into contemporary settings.

The Exchange will also produce a free series of lectures, film screenings, and exhibitions looking at other ways fear and horror has entertained the American psyches. Experts in genres including film, comics, literature and music will lead showings and discussions both at the theater and at other locations around the city.

For more information, visit www.exchangenyc.org.