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Michael Esper and More to Lead Off-Broadway's Catch as Catch Can

Jeff Biehl and Jeanine Serralles will also star in Mia Chung’s new play.

Michael Esper will star in Catch as Catch Can.
Michael Esper will star in Catch as Catch Can.
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Jeff Biehl (Machinal), Michael Esper (Lazarus), and Jeanine Serralles (Gloria) will star in the world premiere of Catch as Catch Can, a new play by Mia Chung. Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, the play begins performances October 22 at the New Ohio Theatre, with the run scheduled to conclude on November 17.

The play is described as follows: "The Phelans and the Lavecchias grew up together in working class New England, weathering good times and bad. But Tim Phelan's homecoming this winter sets off a spiraling crisis that strains their hold on each other — and themselves. In Mia Chung's Catch as Catch Can, six characters are brought to life by three actors playing across gender and generation, capturing father/daughter and mother/son in a family drama that doubles as a theatrical tour de force."

Biehl will play Robbie/Roberta, Esper will take on the role of Tim/Theresa, and Serralles will play Lon/Daniela.

Catch as Catch Can is presented by Page 73.