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Broken Box Mime Theater to Present New Collection of Short Plays, Skin

The production is the latest from the company, which mixes French pantomime into contemporary American theater.

Broken Box Mime Theater will present a new production, Skin, off-Broadway next month.
(© Bjorn Bolinder)

Broken Box Mime Theater has announced a new production, Skin, a collection of new collaborative pieces created by the company's resident ensemble, running January 18, 2019-February 3, 2019 at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres, with opening night set for Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Skin is described as "an evening exploring themes with deep connection to this simple word and its many interpretations in today's dialogue — from barriers and race to vulnerability and strength, ultimately culminating in a universal theme of rebirth, something familiar, yet changing. BKBX's comedy is highlighted in pieces like 'Celebrity Guest Star,' in which a popular sitcom is forced to carry the burden of a truly humorless guest actor, and the fierce competition of impressive manscaping in 'The 16th Annual Brooklyn Beard Awards.' The company also touches on hot button contemporary issues in '#Hashtag,' exploring the gray areas of consent and memory on a first date, as well as the attempt of a young man to revise memories of his misogynistic father in the #MeToo era in 'Fall From Grace.' The more than a dozen short plays in Skin combine to create an engaging and empowering theatrical experience, all told without a single spoken word."

The cast of Skin includes Broken Box Mime Theater company members Nick Abeel, Becky Baumwoll (also the company's artistic director), Duane Cooper, Blake Habermann, David Jenkins, Marissa Molnar, Joél Pérez, Regan Sims, and Matt Zambrano. Jamie Roderick is the lighting designer, and Esti Bernstein serves as stage manager.

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