Critics are sharing their thoughts on Drinking in America at Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre. The Wire's Andre Royo (The 24 Hour Plays) stars in the solo show for a four-week limited engagement that began March 10 and opened March 19.
Pulitzer Prize finalist Eric Bogosian's play features over a dozen characters, all of whom are intoxicated. The comic exploration of the modern American male psyche was first performed in 1986, and now coincides with contemporary conversations about toxic masculinity and male fragility.
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Director Mark Armstrong (The 24 Hour Plays) leads a creative team that also includes scenic designer Kristen Robinson, costume designer Sarita Fellows, lighting designer Jeff Croiter, sound designer John Gromada, dialect and vocal coach Kate Wilson, movement director Adesola Osakalumi, and production stage manager Bess Marie Glorioso. Technical supervision is by Hudson Theatrical Associates with general management by Baseline Theatrical’s Andy Jones and Jonathan Whitton.
The show is also participating in the 20at20 promotion from The Off Broadway Alliance, which offers $20 tickets for participating Off-Broadway plays and musicals 20 minutes before curtain time.
Drinking in America is produced in association with Andrew D. Hamingson and William Russo of ADH Theatricals. The production marks Bogosian's first return to the theatre since his Obie-winning play Pounding Nails in the Floor in 1994; it will be recorded and released at a future date on Audible as an audio play.