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S. Asher Gelman's Safeword. to Make World Premiere Off-Broadway

Jimmy Brooks, Joe Chisholm, and more will star in Gelman's follow-up to Afterglow.

S. Asher Gelman's new play Safeword will soon be making its world premiere off-Broadway.
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Midnight Theatricals will present the world premiere of Afterglow playwright S. Asher Gelman's follow-up, safeword. [sic]. Performances will begin at the American Theatre of Actors on Thursday, April 11, and open on Thursday, April 25, running through July 7.

The play is described as "an exploration of power dynamics through BDSM and food" that "reveals how the people closest to us often have the most to hide. An unlikely meeting between New York City neighbors fosters a new friendship among two couples, laden with secrets. After an incident in which everything is revealed, they must all come to grips with the pieces of themselves they keep most hidden."

Jimmy Brooks (A Clockwork Orange), Maybe Burke (HBO's The Deuce), Joe Chisholm (Afterglow), and Traci Elaine Lee (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical national tour) will star. The creative team will include Ann Beyersdorfer (scenic design), Jamie Roderick (lighting design), Fabian Aguilar (costume design), Kevin Heard (sound design), Mika Kauffman (associate director), Jillian Walker (dramaturg), Jessica Kahkoska (script consultant), Kate Lumpkin (casting), Laura Malseed (production stage manager), and Evan Bernardin Productions (general manager).