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American Premiere of “Angry Young Man” at Guild Hall
May 31, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - June 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm$35
Guild Hall, in association with Urban Stages and producer Ellen Myers, presents the American Premiere production of playwright Ben Woolf’s award-winning British comedy “Angry Young Man” from May 31 through June 18.
In this fast-paced comedy, a surgeon from the Middle East arrives in London seeking a new life. Through a series of hilarious mistakes and hapless missteps, he runs afoul of white nationalists and liberal hypocrites and discovers some surprising truths.
This production opened in March at Urban Stages in Chelsea, New York before coming to East Hampton.
“Ben Woolf is a very talented writer,” says Urban Stages Founding Artistic Director Frances Hill. “This well-written play addresses immigration in a smart and theatrical way that really speaks to the times we are currently living in.”
Angry Young Man premiered in the UK at Trafalgar Studios, Adelaide Festival in 2012, where it received 4 and 5 star reviews.
The play was called “Brisk, funny and slicker than an oil spill in a tuxedo” by the London Evening Standard. The Daily Telegraph said “for one delirious hour, [they] extract mighty, guilty guffaws of laughter from the flashpoint subject of immigration… “Angry Young Man” deserves a longer West End life at a later date.”
This New York production is directed by Steve Hamilton, who returns to Guild Hall following last year’s critically acclaimed production of Conor McPherson’s “The Night Alive.” In previous years at Guild Hall, he has directed “All My Sons,” “RED,” “Uncle Vanya” and “The Cripple of Inishmaan.”
The cast includes Christopher Daftsios, Rami Margron, Max Samuels, and Nazli Sarpkaya.
This production runs Wednesdays through Sundays at 8 p.m. through June 18. The audience is seated on stage and is limited to 75. Tickets are $35 general admission and $15 for students.
Tickets $35, online here.