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American Premiere of Nassim Marks Return of Barrow Street Theatricals

Nassim Soleimanpour's new work follows the successful New York run of his White Rabbit Red Rabbit.

Nassim Soleimanpour, the playwright of Nassim.
(© Nima Soleimanpour)

The off-Broadway company Barrow Street Theatricals, formerly known as Barrow Street Theatre, is set to return to the New York City theatrical landscape with the American premiere of Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour's Nassim. Directed by Omar Elerian, it will begin performances at New York City Center — Stage II on Thursday, December 6, ahead of an opening night on Wednesday, December 12. More details will be announced shortly.

Barrow Street Theatricals was founded by Scott Morfee and Tom Wirsthafter in 2003 at its home in New York's historic Greenwich House, where they operated the 200-seat Barrow Street Theatre until September 2018. They have produced and presented numerous award-winning shows, including the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; Tracy Letts's Bug; Thornton Wilder's Our Town, Nina Raine's Tribes, and many more.

Nassim is described as follows: "No rehearsals. A different guest actor at every performance. A sealed envelope. And some surprises. In his latest work, Nassim explores the power of language to unite us in these uncertain times."

Nassim Soleimanpour's first play, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, ran for more than nine months in New York, and was performed by Whoopi Goldberg, Bobby Cannavale, Nathan Lane, F. Murray Abraham, and many others.