Grammy Winner Steve Earle Joins the Cast of Samara at Soho Rep.
Soho Rep. has announced the complete cast and creative team for its commissioned world premiere of Samara, written by Richard Maxwell and directed by Sarah Benson. Performances will run from April 4-May 7 at A.R.T./New York Theatres with an official April 16 opening.
Samara marks the off-Broadway acting debut of Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Steve Earle, who has also composed an original score for the production. Joining Earle in the cast, which spans ages 14–88, are Becca Blackwell, Vinie Burrows, Roy Faudree, Modesto Flako Jimenez, Matthew Korahais, Paul Lazar, and Jasper Newell. The company will also include musician Ivan Goff and a percussionist to be announced.
The play is described as follows: "In Samara, we find ourselves on the fringes of the frontier, where a messenger embarks on an arduous journey to collect a debt from a man he’s never met. Friends set out to atone for a mistake that can’t be undone. Strangers look for a little bit of comfort wherever they can find it."
The creative team for Samara includes Louisa Thompson (sets), Junghyun Georgia Lee (costumes), Matt Frey (lights), and Palmer Hefferan (sound), George Hoffmann and Greg Kozatek (props masters), J. David Brimmer (fight choreography), Annie-B Parson (choreography), and Rachel K. Gross (production stage manager).