the cell, Nancy Manocherian (Founding Artistic Director) and Kira Simring (Artistic Director) are pleased to announce the encore production of the Fringe Hit Zac Jaffee's HEROES AND OTHER STRANGERS, directed by Christian Haines. HEROES AND OTHER STRANGERS will play a limited engagement at the cell (338 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011). Performances begin Tuesday, November 1 and continue through Saturday, November 19. Opening Night is Thursday, November 3 (8 p.m.).
It's 1971. Lenny is perfectly content with his life. He works at a camera shop in New York's Greenwich Village. He's not in the war, not fighting against it, not tuning in, turning on, or dropping out. He's not doing anything but standing on one side of a camera watching it all pass him by. But when a neighborhood girl disappears, Lenny finds himself searching for two runaway teenagers in San Francisco, where he finds hippies, revolutionaries, lovers, killers, heroes and other strangers, and, as it turns out, himself. A noir tale told through a psychedelic lens.
Manocherian and Simring of the cell chose to produce Heroes and Other Strangers after seeing it performed in the 2011 FringeNYC Festival because "we beamed with the satisfaction of experiencing a great story, well-told. Jaffee's play has the rare quality of blending the old with the new which is at the heart of our mission as A Twenty First Century Salon, a collective for artists to incubate and present new work."
Scott Andrews is the stage manager.
HEREOES AND OTHER STRANGERS plays the following regular schedule:
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
There will be an added performance on Tuesday November 1.
Tickets are $15-18 and are now available online at www.thecelltheatre.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the cell, ½ hour prior to performance
Running Time: 75 minutes