Full Cast, Creative Team Set for Jesurun's Philoktetes at Soho Rep
Inspired by Sophocles' Greek tragedy, the play concerns the title character, who is entreated by his fellow soldiers to join them in winning the Trojan War, even though they had abandoned him on an island ten years prior.
The cast will include Obie Award winner Christopher McCann as Philoktetes, Will Badgett as Odysseus, and Jason Lew as Neoptolemus. The play will feature lighting design by Jeff Nash and costume design by Ruth Pongstaphone.
Jesurun is a past recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (also known as the "genius grant"), and the author of such works as Chang in a Void Moon, Deep Sleep, Faust/How I Rose, and Everything That Rises Must Converge.