Terry Johnson's Insignificance Announces New York Premiere at a Major Hotel
The play is set in a hotel room and will receive an environmental production.
The New York premiere of Terry Johnson's Insignificance will open this February at the five-star hotel Langham Place, New York, Fifth Avenue. Running from February 19-March 20, the play is set in a hotel room and will be staged entirely within a room at Langham Place.
Presented by the UK-based theater company Defibrillator, the work is directed by the company's artistic leader, James Hiller. It tells the story of a summer night in 1954 when four American icons, Joseph McCarthy, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Albert Einstein, gather in a hotel room to debate power, sex, and politics. It first premiered in London in 1982. Audiences will check in at the box office in the lobby and then be whisked off to the fifth floor and into a spacious hotel room, circa 1953, complete with dedicated adjacent bar.
Insignificance will star Max Baker (Jerusalem), Anthony Comis (Shafrika, The White Girl), Susannah Hoffman (Baby Doll), and Michael Pemberton (The Farnsworth Invention). Amy Cook is the production designer.