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Steven Payne to Star in the New Dark Comedy THE BIGOT
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 10:54 am EDT 03/13/19

STEPHEN PAYNE TO STAR IN THE TIMELY DARK COMEDY

THE BIGOT

PREVIEWS BEGIN OFF-BROADWAY ON APRIL 26TH
AT THEATRE AT ST. CLEMENT’S

The Bigot, a timely new play and dark comedy by Gabi & Eva Mor that mixes social commentary, family drama and a lot of humor will have a full Off-Broadway run at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46thStreet) April 26 through June 9. The official opening night is set for Wednesday, May 1. Michael Susko will direct the production that features acclaimed Broadway actor Stephen Payne (Straight White Men, Of Mice and Men, Superior Donuts andAugust: Osage County) in the lead role. The full cast and creative team will be announced shortly. For more inforomation visit: www.thebigotplay.com

The Bigot tells the story of Jim, an equal-opportunity racist and chauvinist, homophobe and anti-Semite. In short, he hates everyone who doesn't look or think like him. His unshakable beliefs, however, get shaken up when his life is turned upside down by a health crisis. Now he may need the very people he has spurned in his life to see something worth saving in him.

Playwrights Gabi & Eva Mor inject humor into inconvenient topics such as bias, racism and dividedness to tackle issues that are being argued about around kitchen tables across the United States.

Stephen Payne’s extensive Broadway and film credits include Straight White Men, Of Mice and Men, Superior Donuts and August: Osage County. His other stage credits include Edward Albee’s Me Myself & Iat Playwrights Horizons, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Paper Mill Playhouse and the McCarter Theater, John Patrick Stanley's Sailor’s Song at the Public Theater, Wings of Desire at the American Repertory Theater, Bus Stop at the Old Globe and Boy Gets Girl at Seattle Rep. His many film and television appearances include Law & Order: SVU.

Director Michael Susko’s credits include Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Casa Manana, Network Theatre Company, New Short Play Festival, Midtown International Theatre Festival, Equity Library Theatre, Amas Musical Theatre, Arizona Broadway, Cider Mill Playhouse, and the New Bedford Festival Theatre.

The Bigot was originally produced in 2017 by Manhattan Repertory Theatre and then toured the country in 2018. “After successful runs in Colorado Springs, Orlando and Sanford Florida, we knew we had to share this important story with audiences in New York City” says Eva Mor.

The play has already received major buzz from newspapers and magazines across the country such as the New York Daily News when it called the play “Archie Banker 2.0” and from Broadway World with the headline “The Bigot set to inspire audiences long after curtain call.”

Performances of The Bigot (Starting April 26) are Mondays at 7pm, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees on Wednesdays at 2pm and Sundays at 3pm (there is an additional matinee on Sat 4/27 at 2pm).

Tickets range from $39 to $89 and can be purchased online at https://www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/The-Bigot/Overview
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