The Flea Theater presents the world premiere of Lower Ninth , a new play inspired by the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Written by Beau Willimon, this new drama is directed by Daniel Goldstein, and features Gaius Charles (of ABC-TV's Friday Night Lights), Drama Desk and Obie Award winner James McDaniel (NYPD Blue, A Soldier's Play, Six Degrees of Separation) and Gbenga Akkinagbe (HBO's The Wire). Lower Ninth is about two men stranded on a roof after a terrible storm. As Malcom and E-Z struggle to survive, they must battle heat, hunger and their pasts. Ultimately, their only hope for salvation rests with each other.