The cast of The Boy Who Danced on Air, directed by Tony Especiale, takes a bow at curtain call.
The cast of The Boy Who Danced on Air, directed by Tony Speciale, take their bows at curtain call.
(© Jason Woodruff)

The Boy Who Danced on Air opened last night at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre, Thursday, May 25. Tony Speciale directs the production set to continue through June 11.

The Boy Who Danced on Air stars Osh Ghanimah, Jonathan Raviv, Troy Iwata, Deven Kolluri, and Nikhil Saboo.
The Boy Who Danced on Air stars Osh Ghanimah, Jonathan Raviv, Troy Iwata, Deven Kolluri, and Nikhil Saboo.
(© Jason Woodruff)

Written by Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne, the production tells the story of Paiman and Feda, to young Afghani men who have spent their lives as dancers in the world of bacha bazi, where wealthy men take in boys from poor families, train them to dance at parties, and often abuse them. The two boys' chance meeting changes the course of their lives and sets them on a journey to find their independence in this musical fable about love, tradition, morality, and the strength of the human spirit.

Tony Speciale directs The Boy Who Danced On Air.
Tony Speciale directs The Boy Who Danced on Air.
(© Jason Woodruff)

Troy Iwata and Jonathan Raviv head the company, alongside Osh Ghanimah, Deven Kolluri, and Nikhil Saboo. The production has scenic design by Christopher Swader and Justin Swader, costume design by Andrea Lauer, lighting design by Wen-Ling Liao, sound design by Justin Graziani, props by Jerry Marsini, music direction by David Gardos, and choreography by Nejla Yatkin.

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