Casting Announced for New York Premiere of Buzzer at Public Theater
Anne Kauffman is set to direct the Tracey Scott Wilson play.
The Public Theater has announced initial casting for its upcoming New York premiere of Buzzer, by Tracey Scott Wilson. Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman directs the production, which will begin previews in the Public's Martinson Theater on March 24 and run through April 26. The official press opening is set for April 8.
Buzzer is described as "a darkly funny, intensely gripping new play about love, fear and the high costs of choosing who we make a home with, and where. Jackson left his tough Brooklyn neighborhood by winning a scholarship to Exeter, where he met Don, a play-hard rich boy who became his unlikely best friend. Now a Harvard-educated lawyer, Jackson's bought a place in the newly gentrifying area he grew up in. But Jackson's white girlfriend, Suzy, isn't so sure she belongs in a community 'on the verge.' When Don comes to crash with his old buddy and stay clean, his stories of the neighborhood's dangerous past collide with the growing disconnect between Jackson and Suzy, and the treacherous sexual and racial tensions waiting just beyond the door and demanding to be let in."
Initial casting for Buzzer includes Grantham Coleman (Jackson), Tessa Ferrer (Suzy), and Michael Stahl-David (Don).
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