THE ATTIC THEATER COMPANY and TED CAINE are pleased to present the world premiere production of JERICHO, by Academy Award nominee (Ragtime) and Drama Desk award-winning playwright Michael Weller (Moonchildren), directed by artistic director Laura Braza (Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?). JERICHO will play a four-week limited engagement at The Wild Project (195 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10009). Performances begin Saturday, January 20 and continue through Saturday, February 10, 2018. Opening Night is Thursday, January 25 (7:00 p.m.). Tickets are $26 (includes $1 facility fee) available at www.thewildproject.com
Based on the play LILIOM by Hungarian master Ferenc Molnár (which inspired Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel), JERICHO by award-winning screenwriter and playwright Michael Weller, revolves around the love affair between a scoundrel carousel barker and a maid at a Catholic Young Women’s Inn. His confused violent passion and her simple unshakable devotion, form the combustible heart of this dark fairytale for grown-ups. Staying true to Molnár’s marginal Budapest, Weller sets JERICHO at Coney Island during the Great Depression of the 1930s; a place and time when work was scarce, and life was a matter of desperate survival.