André De Shields, Anson Mount, and More Set for Mankind
Robert O'Hara directs the world premiere of his new play at Playwrights Horizons.
Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for Mankind, the world premiere of a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara. Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2017-18 season. Previews will begin December 15 with an opening night set for January 8. The limited engagement is currently scheduled to play through January 28.
The cast of Mankind will feature André De Shields (The Wiz), Bobby Moreno (Lazarus), Anson Mount (Marvel's Inhumans), Stephen Schnetzer (Oslo), Ariel Shafir (Orange Is the New Black), and David Ryan Smith (One Man, Two Guvnors).
In the play, "Mark (Mount) and Jason (Moreno) were keeping things casual until Jason got pregnant. But however unplanned the pregnancy was, nothing could be less expected than the chain of events it would set in motion. Robert O'Hara's audacious, hilarious allegory envisions an uncannily familiar future – one long after women have gone extinct from centuries of mistreatment – where man's capacity to f**k everything up soars to new heights."
The production will feature scenic design by Tony Award winner Clint Ramos, costume design by Dede M. Ayite, lighting design by Alex Jainchill, sound design by Lindsay Jones, and video design by Jeff Sugg.