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Dance Nation Opens Off-Broadway

The Playwrights Horizons production opened May 8 for its run through May 27.

The company of Dance Nation celebrate opening night at Playwrights Horizons.
(© Gerda Mostonaite)

The Playwrights Horizons production of Clare Barron's Dance Nation opened Tuesday, May 8, under the direction of Lee Sunday Evans for its run through May 27.


The play is described as follows: "Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they'll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. But in Clare Barron's raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds, because every plié and jeté is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power."

The cast of Dance Nation includes Purva Bedi, Eboni Booth, Camila Canó-Flaviá, Obie Award winner Ellen Maddow, Christina Rouner, Thomas Jay Ryan, Dina Shihabi, Lucy Taylor, and Ikechukwu Ufomadu.

The production has scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Ásta Bennie Hostetter, lighting design by Barbara Samuels, and sound design by Brandon Wolcott.


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