Kate Benson will star in her play [Porto].
Kate Benson will star in her play [Porto].
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WP Theater and the Bushwick Starr, in association with New Georges, have announced the cast and dates for the off-Broadway premiere of [Porto]. The production will begin performances at WP Theater on January 28 and run through February 25, with opening night set for February 6.

Written by Obie Award Winner Kate Benson and directed by Obie Award winner Lee Sunday Evans, the play will star Noel Joseph Allain, Kate Benson, Ugo Chukwu, Jorge Cordova, Leah Karpel, and Julia Sirna-Frest.

The plot of [Porto] is described as follows: "A woman walks into a bar. Her name is Porto. She's a regular. She likes this bar: serious food, serious wine, serious bartender — a staple in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood (perhaps Bushwick?). Her friends, her wine, and her artisanal snacks are there; her doubts about being a Modern Woman are put on snooze. A handsome stranger walks in and orders something special. Disruption ensues: an upside-down romantic comedy unfolds inside and outside her head. Desires of all kinds are awakened with a ferocious thump. A nice smile is a nice smile, but can we enjoy the sausage once we know how it's made?"

[Porto] will feature set design by Kristen Robinson, costumes by Obie Award winner Ásta Bennie Hostetter, lighting by Amith Chandrashaker, and sound design by Kate Marvin.

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