Mona Mansour’s The Vagrant Trilogy Soft Opens to Public, Reviews Set for May 10
At Mona Mansour The Wandering Trilogy Soft opens to the public, reviews set for May 10
The epic story makes its New York Off-Broadway premiere with the cast and creative team returning from its postponed 2020 broadcast.
The Wandering Trilogy by Mona Mansour makes a soft opening Off-Broadway at The Public after its original opening night was delayed and then canceled due to COVID cases within the company. Production, which has already been extended, will continue until May 15. Reviews should start arriving on May 10.
Tala Ashe as Abir, Ramsey Faragallah as Ghassan, Osh Ashruf as Hamzi, Nadine Malouf as Jamile, Rudy Roushdi as Jul and Hadi Tabbal as Adham. Bassam Abdelfattah and Caitlin Nasema Cassidy are understudy. The cast returns after originally being signed on for the 2020 run to The Public.
Directed by Obie Award-winning Mark Wing-Davey, The Wandering Trilogy is an exploration of the Palestinian struggle for home and identity that unfolds in three parts. It begins with Adham, an academic, who travels to London in 1967 with his wife and is faced with a decision about what to do when war breaks out at his home in Palestine. His decision plays out in two alternate realities in parts two and three. Each actor plays several roles for a total of 19 characters over three generations and several decades.
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Originally scheduled for 2020, the production was canceled days before its first performance due to the pandemic shutdown. Along with the cast, the creative team announced for the 2020 run also returned for their long-awaited run.
Wing-Davey leads a team consisting of set designer Allen Moyer, costume designer Dina El-Aziz, lighting designer Reza Behjat, sound designers Tye Hunt Fitzgerald and Sinan Refik Zafar, and video designer Greg Emetaz. Hair, wig and makeup design is by Tom Watson, with Susan Barras and Alexander Wylie as props managers, Caroline Englander as production manager, and Luisa Sánchez Colón as stage manager.
For tickets and more information, visit PublicTheater.org.