It’s plague time again.
When a wealthy gentleman flees to the country, his trusted servant opens his house to a pair of con artists and sets up a den of criminal capitalism. Claiming alchemical powers, the quick-witted trio fleece an onslaught of greedy sheep with their virtuosic ability to improvise amidst increasingly frantic comings and goings. It’s comic gold with dupes, double-dupes, duels, disguises, and a lucky flea named “Lewis”.
This new version of Jonson’s rowdy comedy classic is adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and directed by Jesse Berger – the pair that created the 2017 production of the hit comedy The Government Inspector.
Tony Award-nominated actors Manoel Felciano (To Kill a Mockingbird, Amélie, Sweeney Todd) and Reg Rogers (Broadway's Tootsie, The Royal Family) team up with Jennifer Sánchez (Broadway's Pretty Woman, On Your Feet) as the play's trio of tricksters. Nathan Christopher (Off-Broadway debut); Stephen DeRosa (Broadway's Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, Into the Woods, The Man Who Came to Dinner); Carson Elrod (Broadway's Peter and The Starcatcher, Noises Off); Teresa Avia Lim (Broadway's Junk at Lincoln Center Theater); Jacob Ming-Trent (Falstaff in Shakespeare in the Park’s Merry Wives); Louis Mustillo ("Mike & Molly"); and Allen Tedder (Broadway's To Kill a Mockingbird) complete the cast.
LIMITED OFF-BROADWAY ENGAGEMENT
Ended December 15th, 2021
Ben Jonson's THE ALCHEMIST
A comedy adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
directed by Jesse Berger
Scenic Design | Alexis Distler
Costume Design | Tilly Grimes
Lighting Design | Cha See
Original Music & Sound Design | Greg Pliska
Wig & Makeup Design | Tommy Kurzman
Production Stage Manager | Rebecca McBee
Teresa Avia Lim