Joey Slotnick leads the cast of Moira Buffini's Dying for It, a production of the Atlantic Theater Company that began performances December 11 at the Linda Gross Theater. Freely adapted from Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide, the production officially opens January 8 and runs through January 18. Neil Pepe directs.
The satire on Soviet life stars Slotnick as Semyon, a man who decides to kill himself and then becomes the target of a series of sympathetic visitors determined to make him a martyr for their various causes. Joining Slotnick is an ensemble cast made up of Mia Barron, Ben Beckley, Nathan Dame, Patch Darragh, Clea Lewis, Peter Maloney, Andrew Mayer, Mary Beth Peil, Jeanine Serralles, Robert Stanton, and C.J. Wilson.
Dying for It premeired at London's Almeida Theatre in 2007. Buffini's plays also include Gabriel, Dinner, Welcome to Thebes, and Handbagged, which recently completed a run on London's West End.
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