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Dance Nation Extends for Third and Final Time Off-Broadway

Clare Barron's new play is making its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons.

Dance Nation has announced a third and final extension.
(© Joan Marcus)

Playwrights Horizons has announced a third and final extension of its world premiere of Clare Barron's Dance Nation, directed and choreographed by Lee Sunday Evans. After previously announcing that it will run through Sunday, June 17, it will now run two more weeks and close on Sunday, July 1.

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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